The 5 Must-Haves for Your Handbag

handbag essentials

When it comes to that precious real estate in your handbag what are the products you can’t live without? Here are the 5 must-haves for your handbag that we’ve discovered:


Even if the sun isn’t shining it is important to always keep your face covered and protected. You can get just as burnt on a cloudy day as you can when there isn’t a cloud in the sky. Sunscreen can help prevent dark spots, fine lines, and of course sunburns! Use a face moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or toss a tube of sunscreen in your bag that can also be used on shoulders, arms, neck, and ears.

Lip Protectant

Smile! Your lips are incredibly susceptible to sunburn since they have very little melanin—the pigment that helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Keep your lips safe with ChapStick or a beeswax balm with an SPF of 30 or more. If you are in direct sunlight make sure to re-apply throughout the day so your pucker doesn’t dry out.


Always have concealer handy to help cover up last night’s late night or a pesky blemish. Want more out of your concealer? Pick one that has salicylic acid that can cover blemishes and treat them at the same time!

Face Wipes

Face wipes are the perfect solution for any makeup mishap or for a quick clean-up to dirty hands. Whether you’re running out of yoga class and into the grocery store or need to freshen up before your next big meeting, always keep a face wipe handy. Check out our favorite brand, here.


Our top never-leave-home makeup product is mascara. With a simple swipe of the mascara wand, your eyes can be transformed. Layer your mascara for bolder, voluminous lashes. Have a fetish for baby doll lashes? Use an eyelash curler for sky high dimension. Feeling wild? Try a hot pink, blue or crimson hue. Mascara can transform your look—and your whole attitude.

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