I am one of those women who likes to pack everything but the kitchen sink into their everyday handbag. A clearout was long overdue so I thought it would be fun to share the beauty bits that I seem to carry around with me on a daily basis. And yes, there's more than one lip balm.
Let's get the obvious out of the way first - when I emptied my bag I found four lip balms. Totally normal right? I currently have three delicious flavours; Herbfarmacy Marshmallow and Vanilla Lip Conditioner, Rooted Beauty Passionfruit Lip Butter*, Crazy Rumors Lip Balm in Apple Spice and there's a tinted lip balm from Burt's Bees in Red Dahlia that I just love and have repurchased about a million times.
In addition to lip balms, I have two multi-purpose balms that I also sometimes use on my lips...Anyway! There's Jurlique Rose Love Balm* and a mini Odylique Calendula Balm* so that I have all dry emergencies covered.
I always like to have a concealer with me for any touch ups that I want to do throughout the day. Youngblood Ultimate Concealer* works well for both undereyes and minor blemishes.
Hand sanitizer is an absolute must, though I only tend to use it when I can't wash my hands properly. I always buy the minis from Bath & Body Works via Amazon because they smell so good and don't dry out my hands.
Hand cream is another essential and I'm currently using up a tube of The Body Shop Purifying Absinthe Hand Cream which has a light texture and super fresh scent.
I'm trying to consume less painkillers, so I call these two from Anatomicals my 'clever balms' because I'm finding that they really do work. I have Oi! You Throbhead Headache Balm* for rubbing onto my temples when I feel a headache is coming on, and Ta Ta To Ooh Ouch Aah Joint + Muscle Rub Balm* for those pesky aches and pains.
Perfume / Scent
I'm not a big perfume wearer in the day, but I do like natural scents that help to cheer me up, especially now that we're in Autumn and the days are getting shorter and darker. I love the happy, fresh scent of Tisserand Orange Blossom Neroli Oil* and dab it onto my pulse points to lift my mood.
Powder & Brush
Having an oily t-zone requires some maintenance if I don't want to look like an oil slick by 3pm, so I buff over a little of Barry M Translucent Powder with my mini Ecotools Baby Kabuki Brush when I need it.
Surprisingly, I only found one lipstick in my handbag as I seem to have gotten into the habit of changing and taking out the one I wear on an almost daily basis now. On standby though, I like to keep a good neutral shade to hand, and Seventeen Mirror Shine Lipstick in Beehive is just perfect for everyday.
What beauty stuff do you keep in your everyday handbag?