With the seasons changing not only will I change up the makeup I wear everyday but also the products I carry around in my handbag to top up my makeup. As much as i'd love my makeup to last all day without tough ups it's pretty inevitable that it's going to need topping up. This post also gave me the opportunity to feature this amazing Mango bag, I've been obsessed with since I got it.

This is perfect for throwing in my handbag because of the handy mini brush it comes with. I use this to top up my makeup through out the day and brighten my dull and sometimes tired looking skin after a long day. I have shade #002 which is a soft champagne pink that adds such a lovely luminous glow.

I always carry a nude lipstick around with me as it's my favourite shade to wear and so easy to throw on if I'm in need. These creamy mattes from Maybelline are so comfortable to wear with a matte finish but not at all drying. Nude Embrace is your typical cooled toned caramel nude shade.

This isn't my favourite mascara I have ever tried but its a great one for topping up mascara I already have on. The brush is slightly curved to help coat all the lashes and the collagen formula is great for adding some volume and depth to my lashes. 

I have been using this a lot lately for top ups throughout the day and it contains a bronzer, blusher and highlighter all in one decent size palette. This is perfect for topping up everything at once. The highlighter is a champagne shade, the bronzer is universally flattering and the blusher is a coral pink shade. These aren't the most pigmented of powders but they do their job and its perfect for on the go.

I always like to carry around a water spray like this and even more know the weather is hopefully going to start getting warmer. The thermal spring water really helps soothe my sensitive skin after a long day at work and I love to use it after a hot and sweaty workout. It also adds hydration to my skin without ruining my makeup.

This is one of those multi-use products that can be used in multiple ways. My go to is for my lips as its amazing as adding moisture and keeping them glossy throughout the day. This can also be used on your face or other dry skin areas. I use mine on my hands as they can get especially dry and on the dry patches around my nose.

I obviously always fill my brows in before I leave the house but they might not always last all day and this pencil is great as topping them up on the go. On one end you get a little spooly brush so I can tame any fly aways and the other there is a thin pencil to fill in the brows.

What are your handbag beauty essentials?



  1. The lipstick is gorgeous as is the Dior nude air. I need to update my makeup bag...

  2. The Dior Luminiser is actually so beautiful, I love the shade and design. Btw your bag is gorgeous xx

    Beauty with charm

  3. Benefit goof proof is a life saver. Im obsessed with it! I need to try out the EA 8 hour cream soon.


  4. I love the shade of that lipstick! That bag is gorgeous by the way.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

  5. Is it bad that I hardly ever carry makeup around with me? Sometimes a lipstick haha. On another note, your handbag is so nice!

    Alice | alicemaysnell