Posted on March 17 2017
Summer is almost here, and it's time to update your vanity. You might think you need to carry your entire beauty arsenal in your handbag, but believe us, you don't!
Here's our handy guide to help you UN-confuse your mind - a list of 5 products that are an absolute 'must have' in your everyday summer vanity bag!
Refreshing Floral or Thermal Spring Water:
Summer skin needs constant hydration. What better way than to carry a 50ml spray of fresh rose water or thermal spring water in your vanity for an instant pick me up! (MSM Beauty Squad Tip: Keep the spray in the fridge in the evening and grab it on your way out the door in the morning!)
Whether for a touch up or to take your look from day to night, an eyeliner is one thing you should always keep handy.
Translucent Powder or Loose Powder:
Warm summer weather makes you sweat and your face shine. Make sure to keep your powder close by to ensure a perfect matte complexion. Compact or loose powder - the choice is yours, but from personal experience we can say that loose powder can get a bit messy occasionally in your handbag :-)
Lipstick/Tinted Lip Balm:
Summers can be harsh on your lips. Keep them moisturised with a tinted lip balm if you like to keep your look simple in warm weather, or else keep the colour quotient high with your favourite lipstick. Great for a touch up and - in a pinch - for a spot of colour on your cheeks too!
Mascara makes your eyes pop, and deserves a place in your beauty bag! Choose a waterproof mascara if you tend to sweat a lot and are worried about smudging and raccoon eyes. Do keep in mind that water proof mascaras are quite drying so you may be better off applying it as a second layer after your regular mascara. And do give your lashes some TLC at the end of the day when you take off your makeup!