Summer is officially here, and thankfully for Britain, we have had plenty of sun lately too! We know we know, you probably weren’t prepared for this with our country’s weather track record. But lucky for you, Lookfantastic has already gathered together all the beauty essentials you’ll need for your handbag this summer to keep you, well, looking fantastic of course!
BB cream is the perfect choice for your skin during the summer with its weightless texture and skin perfecting properties. And this one from Elizabeth Arden ticks all of our boxes. Good coverage? Check. Moisturising? Check. High SPF? Check. Giving you a flawless complexion and a natural dewy glow, top up on the go and keep your skin looking summer ready all day every day.
There is nothing worse than using a hairdryer in the humid summer heat. Okay there is; having greasy hair. But you needn’t worry about either with this dry shampoo from Philip Kingsley. One quick spritz of this onto your roots will absorb any excess oil and sebum, whilst adding volume and a refreshing scent, so no one need ever know when you last washed your hair. Its handbag friendly size makes it discreet and easy to use anywhere any time.
Bloggers rave about it, salons use it, and this detangling bad boy is one hairbrush no handbag should be without. This new compact version of the popular original features a slightly smaller size and a protector for the bristles to avoid damage while in your bag. If tangled, frizzy hair is one thing you don’t like about summer then the Tangle Teezer has you covered.
These tastefully tinted lip balms by Pixi keep lips conditioned and moisturised with Shea Butter and jojoba oil, whilst adding a subtle summery pop of colour. Peptides have been added to this lip treat, giving it a plumping effect, and who doesn’t want that for their lips? Whatever your skin tone and hair colour there is a shade for you, from Magnificent Mauve to Craving Coral.
Floral scents are definitely a choice for summer, and this roll-on fragrance oil is the best way to keep you smelling fresh as a daisy, or should we say a rose. Enriched with Shea Butter, the oil moisturises as well as leaving you smelling fresh and feminine. The compact design and easy to use roller-ball bottle make it a no-brainer for a handbag fragrance.
Loved by MUAs and beauty bloggers alike, the Dr. Lipp’s ‘Original Nipple Balm for Lips is one of the beauty community’s worst kept secrets; passed from nursing mothers to make-up artists. A rich and long lasting moisturising balm that doubles up as a sexy lip gloss, this balm is a 100% natural, tasteless and odourless option that is gentle and effective enough to keep your lips hydrated and nourished all year round. A true SOS balm that should always be in your bag, this is one product that is both flirtatious and medically proven. Pucker up!
Providing expert UVA and UVB protection, this 40ml High Protection Sun Cream SPF 30 from Polaar will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays without making you feel greasy or sticky. A gorgeous, lightweight cream that spreads easily, this sun cream is formulated using a complex, high-performance multi-filter that’s composed of the best mineral sunscreens. It’s also designed to leave no white marks – bonus! The perfect size and protection for popping in your handbag.
So whether you’re going for a day trip somewhere or having a walk through the park, these handbag essentials will keep you looking and feeling your best this season. What other products will you add to your summer essentials bag?
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