What's In My Handbag? My Top Essential Makeup Picks

What's In My Handbag? My Top Essential Makeup Picks

Behind every great woman is a handbag that's got her back in more ways than one. I wanted to share with you fleeky queens my top beauty picks that I can’t live without. I’ve gone through my daytime backpack and my evening clutch bag and listed my top essentials that you can always find on me. 

Daytime Backpack Must Haves

My current favourite daytime bag is my ‘Emily Quilted Rucksack’ from Accessorize. It’s super stylish and functional, making it my favourite for everyday commutes or travels. Its quilted finish offers a sporty-chic look, and its large zip compartment features an internal sleeve that fits my laptop in perfectly!


Making sure your lips are moisturised should be your number one priority, especially during the hot summer months. My go-to lip balm is the EOS eucalyptus sphere lip balm,  the natural flavour mixes Australian eucalyptus and energizing spearmint with green hints of Indonesian oolong tea together. It’s kind of like inner peace in a lip balm. It’s so important to keep those lips both protected and full of moisture. Opting for natural products avoids the vicious “addiction” cycle that occurs with artificial lip healers. This product does the perfect job, as well as being a natural protective barrier to the lips.

Spare Lashes To Pop

If you’re anything like me, you don’t like to be caught short. You never know when you need to add a layer of flirtatiousness to your day. I always keep a spare pair of 3D mink lashes in their box on me at all times. The Trixi lashes are one of my all-time favourites. The EXTRA fluffiness and length make them the most gorgeous lashes. 

Bonus Tip!

Our 3D lashes can be worn up to 20 times! Want to retain the eyelash shape? Store the false lashes on the tray to preserve their shape. Then remove the excess adhesive with tweezers. 


Moisturise Moisturise Moisturise

I couldn't leave the house without it - moisturiser. It’s essential to always keep your hands and nails moisturised throughout the day. My go-to moisturiser is the all-natural Burts Bees hand cream. Put the power of nature to work for your skin with all-natural Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream. This super-rich cream contains sweet almond oil and vitamin E to help hydrate and shield hard working hands and beeswax to seal and condition the skin. Massage a dollop of this hydrating moisturiser anytime your hands feel dry and after every hand washing to keep your hands looking beautiful and feeling soft and smooth. Great for elbows, knees and feet too!

Powder That Shine

If there is enough room in your handbag (and if there isn't I recommend you make room) for a compact powder, you’ll never have a shiny brow again. I love to keep handy a small face powder set. Whether I need to dampen down the shine on a sweaty shopping spree, or add a little contour to my cheeks on the go, Lick and Lash’s colour contour and highlight powder palette is your new best friend. This sleek palette offers all the tones you need to create a killer contour look on the go, the soft pressed powders blend effortlessly with the stroke of a brush. 

Evening Clutch Bag Minimalist 

My go-to clutch adds a pop of colour to my evening, its pink tones always get noticed! My Italian label Valentino handbag combines tradition with cutting-edge design. The clutch size is perfect for the evening, whilst giving my freedom with the optional strap, I just love it.


Topping Up The Sparkle

As the evening gets on, the last thing you want is a dull face. I always keep my favourite Trust Fund Highlighter handy on a night out, just when you need a little pick me up. It’s best to apply this type of highlighter with your fingertips for accuracy, tapping it gently onto and over the skin for a natural effect. After all, you’ve already got your full face on, you simply want to add to the shine that's already there. 

Eyelash Glue Emergency

There's nothing worse than having an eyelash disaster during your night out. Purely for emergency use (and helping any friends out), it’s always handy to keep a small amount of eyelash glue in your purse. 

Our amazingly fluffy mink lashes add drama to your eyes, fatten-up thin fringe and make your eyes extra flirty. To accessorize your eyes best, put on fake eyelashes after you apply your foundation, concealer and eye makeup. Simply keep hold of the glue in case you need to top up later.

Liquid Lipstick

At Lick and Lash, we obsess over matte lips! Step away from the classic red stick. ‘Tis the season to be nude AF. Our creamy highly pigmented matte lipstick glide on the lips for a smooth application and sleek matte finish. I literally can’t leave the house without one of these in my purse.

Fix That Flick

No matter what makeup look your heading out with, you will always need a brush or two to fix it up. I always keep on me two brushes:

Lick and Lashe’s 15 Piece Goat Hair Makeup Brush set has got everything you need, with premium quality brushes with goat hair bristles that apply makeup flawlessly.

Along with my purse, keys and some mints, my handbag is mostly full of my favourite beauty essentials, all available to buy on Lick and Lash. If there is something you’d love to see that isn't available, simply drop us an email at info@lickandlashbeauty.co.uk.

Love and Best Wishes the Lick and Lash Team x

Dedicated to keeping Kings and Queens Fleeky!