Ask Belle: Emergency Handbag Must Haves
Oct 14, 2014
You mentioned once that you don’t carry a makeup bag in your purse. I carry one every day but I want to pare down. What do you carry? What do you use on a daily basis? I’d love to clear out some space in my bag.
Help my shoulders, please! DH
I keep a small makeup pouch in my purse, it mostly has medication (aspirin for headaches, emergency allergy meds, etc.) in it, but I also keep a handful of beauty must haves.
I carry a pop-up hairbrush (a must, MUST, have), bobby pins and a few hair ties. I don’t carry much makeup, but this Bobbi Brown concealer with a mini-powder underneath is good for under-eye touchups and keeping shininess at bay. I also like Maybelline’s Dream Bouncy Blush for a pop of color after a long night in the office (or the library). I like Fresh’s Sugar Plum Lip Treatment because it functions as lip color and lip balm.
Lastly, I keep an atomizer with my favorite fragrance and a tube of L’Occitane hand lotion. That’s it. It’s enough to rescue a bad hair day, an unimpressive makeup application or just a quick touch ups.