We ran a quick survey at the WTM headquarters to find out what are the most needed beauty products in a lady’s handbag. Here are the top five items we can’t go without.
Dry lips are the result of too much wind, sun and dehydration. To live on an island in the Middle East and expect not to be exposed to the first two is quite impossible. To keep chapped lips away, hydrate and moisturise it at all times. Apply it before your wear your lipstick. During the day, it is essential to apply sun protection or petroleum jelly on your lips.
You carefully put your make-up together in the morning; unfortunately it doesn’t last the entire day. The colour on your lips is the first thing that fades away. So carrying a lipstick is essential for the necessary touch up during the day. Don’t forget that a little bit of colour on the lips helps to brighten up your face.
You blow dry your hair and get all the rebel strands in place. Once you step out, the heat attacks you. What is the first thing you do? Tie it up into a pony tail or a bun and let your nape breath. So you need to have clips, bands and pins in abundance. The warm days are a great excuse to risk different styles. There are many braids and buns that you can easily learn from the infinite online tutorials.
Have you noticed the first thing that girls do in the ladies room? They take a perfume bottle (yes, bottle) out off their handbags and spray it all over. Whether it’s a regional habit or a matter of personal hygiene, it’s important to smell and feel fresh — especially in the Middle Eastern summer!
Any kind of moisturiser is crucial to skincare for the same reason that you carry your lip balm — hydration! Opt for those with sunscreen in the formula so that you’re protected outdoors. Don’t forget that sun spots are the first thing to give away your age; so protect your hands from harmful sunrays!