Makeup Bag Essentials That Every Girl Should Have This Summer

Now that summer is finally here, you may be looking to freshen up your look. We’ve narrowed down the top 8 makeup bag essentials every girl should have in their makeup bag this summer.

1. Sunscreen

This is an obvious one, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to protect their skin. We get it, you want that Kim Kardashian glowy tan, but practicing safe summer tanning is essential to avoid burns, skin cancer and even premature aging!

Applying a non-greasy sunscreen with at least SPF 15 will protect your skin from burning. Choosing one that is broad spectrum like, Tarte’s, Tarteguard, will protect your skin from UVB and UVA radiation. Say goodbye to painful peeling and sunburns!

Tarteguard bottle

Don’t understand sunscreen options? Here’s the low down:

SPF only protects your skin from UVB rays, which is what causes your skin to burn.

Broad Spectrum sunscreen protects your skin from both UVB rays and UVA rays. UVA rays are what can prematurely age your skin, causing age spots and wrinkles. Too much exposure to both UVB and UVA rays can cause skin cancer.

2. Setting spray

If you’re dealing with a melting face this summer, we’ve got you covered. A setting spray. like the Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Spray. will keep everything in place even during the hottest summer days (and nights). A must have for outdoor concerts on hot summer days.


3. A Bright Lip

This season models have been sporting a bright lip on the runways as the statement piece to their look. Two colours that are on trend this summer are deep berry colours and bright reds. Having them in your makeup bag on the go is a great way to take your look from day to night in a swipe.


4. Bronzer

Now, just because you should wear sunscreen doesn’t mean you can’t have a glowy tan. Bronzer is a must-have for adding a bit of definition, colour and dimension. It’s the easiest (and safest) way of creating a sun kissed glow. Just be sure not to overdo it and remember to blend it down the neck for even coverage. If you’re looking for a bronzer for a natural look, the Bourjois chocolate bronzer doesn’t only look and smell like a chocolate bar but it will also give your skin that beautiful healthy glow.


5. Hair Protection

Do you ever leave the pool or beach in the summer and wonder why you’re hair feels so fried? You may have never considered it, but your hair needs protection too! Whenever you head to the pool, you’re not only exposing your hair and scalp to harmful sunrays, but chlorine and sea salt that can dehydrate your hair and cause those pesky split ends! If you’re looking for a versatile product the Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray is not only a broad spectrum sunscreen, but it can protect your skin and your hair all-in-one so you can have shiny hair all summer long!


6. Oil blotting papers

If you’re dealing with a shiny face this summer, you may want to consider taking these oil blotting sheets on the go. They pick up oil without removing your makeup, that way you can avoid touching up your makeup multiple times throughout the day.

Boscia blotting papers

7. Stick perfume.

Probably the most essential arsenal in any woman’s makeup bag is perfume. But not just any kind, the stick perfume kind! If you’ve ever dealt with a leaking perfume bottle in your purse, you will understand just how convenient it is to have a balm version of your favourite scent. You’ll smell fresh throughout the day without the mess.

Lush cosmetics Gorilla perfume stick

8. Body cream

As the days get hotter and we decide to show a little bit more skin, you are probably realizing just how dehydrated your skin is. Those winter days of layering have left your skin in need for some moisture. So carrying a travel sized bottle of your favourite body cream is great for those on-the-go emergencies when you notice your skin beginning to crack. And to avoid further damage, make sure to pick one with broad spectrum SPF!

Mini bottle of the body shop body butter

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