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Party Handbag Essentials

Party Handbag Essentials
Team LF
Writer and expert5 years ago
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After spending hours creating a gorgeous party look, you simply don't want your makeup looking anything less than perfect throughout the night.

With all the dancing, eating and drinking you are guaranteed to be doing, your makeup can begin to break up on your skin, oils can start to come through and your lipstick can start to fade away.

Keeping some party essentials in your bag for your night out is the only way to keep on top of your look, making sure that all night long you look just as gorgeous as when you first stepped out the door.

Top 5 Party Handbag Essentials


  • 1.Blotting Paper

    Blotting Paper
    3.89 Stars 9 Reviews
    Blotting papers are perfect for absorbing any excess oils that may appear on your skin throughout the night. The NYX Matte Blotting Papers absorb the oils on your skin without shifting or disrupting your makeup. Blotting papers are a wonderful alternative for powder on a night out as their compact packaging mean they will easily fit in to any bag of your choice. Where powders may build up and begin to look cakey on your skin, blotting papers simply take away oil and reduce shine.
  • 2.Concealer

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    Concealer is an all-time handbag essential but is particularly wonderful on a night out. The NARS Stick Concealer is perfect for correcting makeup mistakes and covering imperfections as its lightweight creamy texture looks natural on the skin but packs a punch in terms of coverage. Its twist up packaging also makes the NARS Stick Concealer perfect for using on the go as no tools are required. Simply place the concealer where you need some coverage and blend out using your fingers.  
  • 3.Eyelash Glue

    Eyelash Glue
    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    Wearing false lashes can truly complete a party makeup look, adding depth and drama to your lashes. As the night goes on, your lashes can start to come away from your lash line so keeping some glue with you is essential to ensure you look perfect all night. The Ardell Duo Striplash Adhesive is a party handbag essential. As the glue dries down clear, you don't need to worry about precise application. Just apply the glue to the band of your lashes and reattach to your lashline.
  • 4.Lip Liner

    Lip Liner
    If you want to keep your lips looking defined and perfect throughout the night, a lip liner is another night out essential. We love keeping the Chantecaille Lip Keep Definer in our handbag to enhance our lips and keep our lip colour in place. Unlike many other lip liners, the Chantecaille Lip Keep Definer is a transparent pencil, meaning it can be used with all your favourite lip products. What's better? The liner's waxy texture also helps to improve the longevity of your lipstick so your lips will look perfect for longer.
  • 5.Lipstick

    4.23 Stars 13 Reviews
    Your favourite lipstick is your final handbag essential. As you will be drinking and eating a lot during the party season, your lipstick colour can start to fade away so you will need to reapply throughout the night. Our favourite lipstick of the moment is the Illamasqua Anti Matter Lipstick in the shade 'Bang'. Anti Matter Lipsticks have a gorgeous semi-matte finish, providing long-wearing, non-drying colour to your lips. The warm-toned nude shade 'Bang' looks gorgeous with every party eye look you may wish to create.
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