Discover how to minimise your make-up bag clutter for fuss-free touch-ups throughout the day
Are you guilty of carrying around every piece of make-up you own? We probably all carry around more than we need to, which as well as becoming dirty and heavy, wastes time when you are trying to re-apply on the go.
All you need are a few must-have items that are essential for every day and you will be free of a messy make-up bag for life! That means leaving the red lipstick and liquid eyeliner at home as well as anything you aren’t wearing that day.
Invest in multi-purpose palettes, travel-friendly cases and shine-busting powders to help your make-up bag stay mininal and clean.
Click through to discover what should be in your make-up bag…
Combine your concealer and foundation in one with Lancôme’s Teint Visionnaire Foundation. Cover dark spots, under-eye circles and any imperfections with the High Coverage Corrector. Then create an even complexion with the Flawless Perfecting Foundation for a radiant look that lasts. This handy two-in-one bottle means you can easily pop it in your make up bag, ready for afternoon and evening touch-ups.
Our favourite foundation, powder and tinted moisturiser in one. Guerlain’s Terracotta Skin has a unique powder-liquid formula, meaning it glides seamlessly onto skin, while giving the coverage of a much heavier foundation. Worn alone or under bronzing powder, this luxe base will give a flawless and radiant glow, every day.
Keep one compact in your make-up bag that you will love to get out for touch ups. Our favourite is Guerlain’s Terracotta After Summer Compact. The multi-tonal shades give a natural-lloking glow to your skin, that is easy to re-apply on the go. The summer sun design looks almost too gorgeous to use!
While dewy skin is covetable, a shiny t-zone is not. Keep the oil at bay with the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Fresh and Hydrating Cream Compact Makeup. A fresh and translucent powder that will keep skin satiny soft throughout the day. A must have for regular touch-ups.
Regular blusher touch-ups are a must to keep your complexion looking healthy and radiant throughout the day. Our new favourite is the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Radiance Blush in Sweet Peach. The handy mirror and brush compact means you won’t need to carry around seperate products all day.
Rather than carrying around a host of eyeshadows and eyeliners, invest in the Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet & Eye Liner Palette. Create natural to dramatic looks with the shimmering gold, nude and bronze shadows and black eyeliner.
Double up your primer and mascara with the L’Oreal Double Extension Beauty Tubes Mascara. Condition and lengthen lashes with the white base coat, before adding volume and colour with the black brush.
Groomed eyebrows will change the way you look. Keep yours in shape with Tom Ford’s Brow Sculptor, a handy – and foolproof – three-in-one product that will give you gorgeous brows in no time at all.
Always keep your favourite lipstick (in a natural, daytime hue) in your make-up bag. Aveda’s Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color comes in a variety of pretty colours, perfect for most skintones. The tube is also small and light – perfect for carrying around every day.
If you prefer a natural look for day, then Aerin’s Summer Style Palette is a must-have all-in-one product for you. Create beautiful nude make-up looks for your eyes, cheeks and lips with the shimmering pinks and golds.
Keep a travel set of brushes in your handbag so you don’t have to carry around your full-sized versions. Dior’s Backstage Makeup Brush Brush Kit will keep them clean and tidy and won’t weigh you down.
Decant your favourite perfume into the Travalo Refill Travel Perfume Atomizer and pop it in your make-up bag. You will smeel sweet all day!