Night Out Handbag Essentials

Night Out Handbag Essentials

So apart from cash, my mobile, front door keys and ID (you know, who wouldn’t go out with these?) when it comes to an evening out my handbag is pretty jam-packed. I’ll level with you, it could be considered witchcraft as to how much stuff I manage to cram into a tiny clutch!

When it comes to makeup I tend to go cheap. No one wants to be losing their Chanel lipstick or their brand new Nars bronzer. I’ve recently been using lots of ‘drug store’ products anyway so that works out well! I’ve found that over the past few years drug store brands have really upped their game. When I was younger the difference between drug store and high end was huge but now you can get some incredible products from places like Boots and Superdrug that are just as good (if not better) than some high end products.

A good lippie or two (or three) is always in my bag! At the moment I’m loving Sleek Matte Me liquid matte lipsticks. They are so pigmented and long lasting. I’ve got a collection of some gorgeous Autumnal shades that makes it impossible to pick which one to wear.

I’ll always take a concealer for any touch ups throughout the night. I very rarely take my entire makeup bag with me on a night out. That’s only because I don’t trust myself with the eyeliner after a few glasses of bubbles, but having a concealer is a definite essential. At the moment I’m loving Max Factor Master Touch in shade #303 Ivory.

The last couple of essentials are my usuals – hand sanitizer, perfume and a pen (don’t ask me why, it’s really not needed – simply habit). I really can’t go anywhere without hand sanitizer. Even when my struggling to find my way back to the bar for another round I’ll still have it close to hand in case I touch anything sticky.  When it comes to perfume, I’ll be honest I’m actually running out so I’m using up the last drops from all my bottles. My current favourites are Miss Dior Bloomy Bouquet and Dior Addict (Eau de Parfum).

And that’s about it! What do you pack in your handbag for a night out?


– With Lipstick and Love x

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