It is a fact that since ancient times, we ladies are known for grooming ourselves up to look beautiful. The necklaces, beads, and bangles found in the archaeological studies testify this. Yeah, we as women do a lot of things – take care of the home, kids, work, deadlines, teas-coffees. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, the list is never-ending. Nothing wrong with spending a little time for ourselves to groom up and look good, right?
No, it is not necessary to go to the beauty parlor and spend hours on makeup. All you need to look beautiful and fresh throughout the day is just a little touch-up and lots of confidence. Pretty common sense that makeup that was done in the morning fades away in two or three hours. Frequent touch-ups can keep you looking fresh throughout the day. It just takes a couple of minutes of your day.
Our handbags are definitely not backpacks. They can’t contain the whole of the dressing table. So, here are the 5 Must-Have Beauty Essentials that you must have in your Handbag.
The number one item on this list is Concealer. A concealer basically helps you to hide dark circles, wrinkles, redness and even out the discoloration. Look for one with a doe-foot applicator, which makes it easy to apply anywhere. Also, make sure it has a smooth consistency so that it is easy to blend in and hide dark circles and fatigue without looking patchy. An essential commodity to get an instant Hollywood like getup!
Bonus Tip: Look for the concealer that contains micro-fine light-diffusing pigments to blur those age lines (wrinkles).
2. Face Mist
Work often stresses us out – both physically and mentally. Working for long hours in an air-conditioned room dehydrates the skin, especially the face, which is three times more sensitive than skin in other parts of the body.
So apart from your favorite makeup staples, a bottle of face mist is a must in your handbag. It comes in handy when you feel tired or your skin starts to get itchy. Just spritz over the face and instantly feel fresh. Using a mist spray like Radha Beauty's USDA Organic rosewater toner also uses the power of roses to freshen up your face. It helps balance skin’s pH, reduces skin irritation, tightens pores and soothes your skin. Plus, a must-have if you are out on a motorcycle road trip. You can thank me later!
Bonus Tip: Look for a formula that has antibacterial properties and which is designed for sensitive and allergy-prone skin, to get that instant freshness.
3. Tinted Lip Balm
Frequent exposure to heat or constant working in an air-conditioned room may dehydrate the lips and leave behind flaky irritated lips. So, a lip balm that soothes your lips and moisturizes them is indeed another of the must-haves in your handbag.
Bonus Tip: Look for products rich in shea butter and vitamin E, which help moisturize the lips, leaving them soft and plump.
4. Face Powder
No matter how carefully you apply makeup in the morning, a hot, humid and tiring day makes the makeup fade away. So, a face powder comes in handy for quick touch-ups throughout the day to make your face look flawless.
Bonus Tip: Look for a face powder that is translucent, making your face look natural and matte. Also, look for a non-comedogenic formula to prevent clogged pores.
5. Eye Liner or Kajal
The eyes are the first thing that anybody notices on the face. It is essential that the eyes are given due attention during make-up. No matter how smudge-free your kajal is, it will start fading away in a few hours, spoiling your looks. Keep this one handy to keep looking fresh throughout the day.
Though we promised to give the 5 Must-Have Beauty Essentials in your Handbag, that’s not all. There are two more important must-haves for your handbag. Any guesses?
A hand mirror allows you to check in on your makeup throughout the day. Perfect for quick touch-ups before a meeting at your desk or before dropping the kids off at school, a mirror allows you to fix your makeup from anywhere.
Imagine, you have applied all the makeup on your face but your hairstyle is that of Einstein!! That spoils the show. So, make sure you have a comb in your handbag always. Hair completes your outfit and can boost your confidence.
Jessica Smith is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, she is also caught by the fashion bug. She has been writing for girlsspecial.com for some time now. A traveler by heart, she enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.