Summer is almost here and as most of us have been cooped up inside for way too long, our handbags have been gathering dust – if you’ve sorted through yours recently you’ve probably found a fair share of old receipts, loose change, and forgotten lipsticks. But, with lockdown restrictions easing and the weather improving, chances are your bag is in need of a beauty restock ahead of a summer (hopefully) full of trips to bars and beaches.
From setting sprays to lipsticks, here’s what Team BEAUTY BAY are stashing in their bags this summer.
Rebecca Cohen, Brand & Partnerships Manager
“When I’m going out out, I’ve always got a mini beauty stash in my bag. I bring a bronzer and a contour brush with me in case of any mid-evening mattifying emergencies, my By BEAUTY BAY Brow Pencil to keep my brows in check, and a lipgloss for post-drink touch-ups.”
Rhiannon Rowlands, Senior Digital Merchandiser
“My beauty essentials first and foremost are a brow spoolie and the Sample Beauty Brow Gel, for when I’m out-and-about and just to give them a quick refresh. Eyeliner is also a must-have, as is hand sanitiser – for obvious reasons! I never go anywhere though without my Jeffree Star red lipstick. It has great staying power but after a few drinks with pals I like to give a quick top-up around the edges so it’s pristine all day/night long.”
Alex Bee, Senior Campaigns Executive
“Packing for a beer garden itself is in itself thirsty work! I need space for jumpers and extra layers so the By BEAUTY BAY Pastels palette is the perfect size to slip in – the mirror is super handy for touch ups. For a lip look that lasts I layer By BEAUTY BAY Matte Lipstick in Tea with By BEAUTY BAY Lipgloss in Candy. When I’m having a no-makeup makeup day, the By BEAUTY BAY Protecting Serum keeps my skin feeling fresh and stops it getting clogged up with pollutants.”
Grace Day, Beauty Editor
“My handbag is small so I only carry the essentials – phone, AirPods, purse, lipstick and my (absolutely essential!) Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Dot-A-Spot Blemish Stickers. I got hit hard by maskne last summer and I don’t want the same thing to happen this year so I keep these with me at all times. The patches help to prevent the friction and bacteria from the mask from making the spot worse, so as soon as I feel a spot coming on I get it covered.”
Olympia Hilton, CRM Manager
“I’m ready for a long afternoon in the beer garden/local park as long as I have my fave boujee handbag and its essential contents; By BEAUTY BAY Matte Lipstick in Freckle; the perfect nude matte lip, Set It Don’t Regret It Setting Spray which locks my makeup in place (and doubles as a face mist when you need a cooling refresh), and of course hand cleansing gel!”
Laura Maguire, Digital Merchandiser
“I always carry a very good selection of lippies around with me – a nude, a red, a more moisturising formula, and another spare for good measure! The bperfect x Blue Hydrangea one is the perfect red for me and the By BEAUTY BAY Matte Lipstick in Freckle is the perfect nude and so creamy! Sun cream, hand cream, and setting spray are also an essential for in my bag!”