Mobile phone – check. House keys – check. A book to read on the commute to work – check. Breath mints – check. Wondering what else should go into your handbag before you head out to office? Wait, how can we forget those all-important make-ups items that every working woman swears by?
Whether you carry a cavernous tote or a smaller bag that screams minimalist to fit it all in, here’s a list of 7 make-up essentials that you shouldn’t leave home without.
A good kohl:
Smoky, bold or the girl next door – whatever be your look, this is one make-up item you can’t forget. Give your eyes some drama and definition with one swift stroke. Make every head turn in the meeting room!
2. Lip balm or lipstick:
Add a dash of colour to your everyday work routine with a cheerful red or sassy pink. A tinted lip balm not just keeps your lips buttery smooth, but it will also brighten your day. What’s more, a flavoured one will give you a hint of your favourite fruit. Strawberries, anyone?
3. A nice fragrance:
Surely, there’s nothing better than a good perfume or body mist that’s like a breath of fresh air! Liven up your day – and possibly of those around you – with subtle spritzes of a mild, yet lingering fragrance. Make your presence felt!
Here’s a make-up superhero to the rescue! Acne scars, blemishes and under-eye dark circles – kiss them all goodbye with a good concealer that matches your skin colour. A quick touch-up and you can do away with panda eyes or smudged make-up in an instant!
If an uneven skin tone is pulling you down, don’t forget to invest in a foundation that evens out your complexion. The key here is to keep it natural, so make sure you choose one that is closest to your skin tone.
6. Compact or pressed powder:
Don’t forget to lightly daub on compact powder once you’ve prepped with concealer and foundation. Your skin will thank you for the refreshing, oil-free look.
7. Day Crème:
Tired of dull, lifeless skin? Get a day cream infused with Aloe Vera gel. Enriched with natural Aloe Vera extracts, you can’t afford to leave Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Day Crème out of your handbag. Keep your skin hydrated and protect it from dryness at all times. What’s more, even with exposure to the sun, the crème’s SPF 20 PA++ ensures your skin isn’t damaged owing to harmful UV rays. Restore your skin’s natural brightness and glow with regular use.