Handbag must-haves

Handbag must-haves

Slip these compact beauty essentials into your clutch to stay fresh and flawless all night long…

1. Cargo ColorCards, $39
Seriously squeezing everything into your clutch? One of these shadow-embossed cards takes up less precious space than your Visa. Beyond essential.

2. ID Bare Escentuals Lip Teasers Mini Kit, $80 (for pack of six)
These little lippies pack a highly-pigmented punch. Coating the lips in rich, conditioning colour, each of the six ultra-versatile shades in this collection slips secretly into a handbag for maximum glamour on the go.

3. Red Earth Illuminating Fluid Blush, $18
Like a roller-pen of sunshine, this brush-free bronzer/blush casts a radiant light on cheekbones, lids and shoulders throughout the darkest of long, long nights. 

4. Girl2Go Compact Mirror, $12.95
A super slim and lightweight looking glass to help monitor your hair and make-up look.

5. Joey New York Go Gorgeous, $36.95
One wand, three essentials. Magic. Including interchangeable doses of pout-plumping lipstick, gloss and lash-lengthening mascara, this handbag staple is a lifesaver on unscheduled sleepovers.

6. Lady Jayne Travel Brush, $6.99
Folds neatly into your bag and features a built-in mirror to help you touch-up and smooth-down between drinks. Hint: Wrap a few Gliders Snag Free Hair Elastics ($3.95 for a pack of 30) around the end for after-party ponytails.

7. By Angelique Lipdelight, $26
The lip gloss to save your life. In six sumptuous colours and with a delectable lychee scent, this moisturising gloss will preserve your gleaming, smoochable pout all party long. But the best bit: it’s got a built-in beam for precision maintenance in dark corners, cabs and cloakrooms. Genius!

8. Bourjois Imperfection Concealer, $20
Complete with a mini mirror, this clever concealer will keep indiscretions under wraps in the wee hours. The smooth, creamy formula veils style-cramping blemishes and won’t flake off or grease up. As for emerging under-eye circles, what under-eye circles?

9. La Prairie Silver Rain Purse Spray, $200
The party of the year requires the most memorable fragrance a girl could get her hands on, no?10. Manicare Perfume Atomiser,
Refresh your signature scent on the spot with this fill-at-will purse-sized perfume spray.

11.Mavala Switzerland Mini Emery Boards, $2.45
A matchbook-slim set of emery boards for those emergency snag situations.  

12. ModelCo Matte Facial Blotting Paper, $9
Blotting sheets are a party girl’s best friend. These mattifying must-haves are tucked into a lipstick-like tube to keep them hygienically neat and tidy. 

13. Cargo Purse Gloss, $28
An infinitely portable gloss in a teardrop tube that gives up every last drop. Light on the goo-factor but heavy on the glamour, it comes in eight, ultra shimmery shades.

14. Girl2Go Skin Spritzer Hand & Body Refresher Wipes, $5.95
Stop a sultry night turning into something a whole lot less sexy with these quick and easy-to-conceal refresher cloths. 

Featured bag: MAC The Stylistics Clutch, $160
Exclusive to David Jones MAC counters

– Tracey Withers

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