What beauty essentials do you carry in your handbag?


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]My MUST-HAVES are dry tissues, comb, compact powder, lip balm and a gloss or tinted balm.

Right now I have Lakme Lip Love conditioner in Siren and Revlon Colorburst Lip butter in Cherry Tart in my purse. Apart from these I also carry a small tube of lotion/handcream. These are my basics which I always have and which I never take out from my bag. I also carry a few perfume samples but I’ve never ever used them πŸ˜›

What do you carry in your handbag? [/note]




  1. Nandini
    March 14, 2013 / 11:57 am

    I carry a comb,tissues,compat,lip balm,gloss and kajal with me at all times..

  2. Swarnali
    March 14, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    For me its Maybelline BB Stick in Fawn and Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melon! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  3. Seetha
    March 14, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    rite now i carry maybelline baby lips, nike deo and an maybelline colosaal kajal

  4. March 14, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    lakme absolute kohl, mac studio fix compact and kiehls lip balm

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:15 pm

      I love the Lakme absolute kohl! Love the kiehls lip balm too but currently using the Figs & Rouge mint one which feels just as good!

  5. jyoti
    March 14, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    foldable hair brush which has a mirror inside it, baby lips tinted one, pack of pocket tissues, clips/bands, little tube of hand cream, little nail buffer to fix cracks and chips, perfume in a perfume atomiser ( i have basicare one and want a travelo) happydent gum πŸ™‚ i know its not a beauty product, but it is a grooming essential.. who wants garlic breath πŸ˜€

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:55 pm

      Nail Buffer, now thats a first πŸ™‚

  6. March 14, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    I carry quite a lot of things in my purse.. I always have a comb, a tinted lip balm, tissues, a small mirror, a sample bottle of a moisturiser and some mint.

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:54 pm

      I carry some mints too πŸ™‚

  7. March 14, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Comb, wipes, dry tissues, kohl, tinted moisturizer,deo,mirror,lip blam, gloss, lipstick,hand cream

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:54 pm

      ohh which Tinted moisturizer do you carry Pinky?

  8. Sharu
    March 14, 2013 / 1:50 pm

    I carry a comb,lip stick and balm and elle 18 kajal stick.

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:14 pm

      Hows the Elle 18 kajal? Does it smudge?

  9. March 14, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    I carry comb,compact,lip balm,lipstick and kohl πŸ˜›

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:20 pm

      Simple basics πŸ˜›

  10. March 14, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    always in the bag items are :- 1 sanitary napkin, Pen, Orbit,Hand sanitizer,Vaseline jelly and hanky. No matter how small the bag i usually stuff above items. Other stuff is 1 mini bottle of face wash in summers and sunscreen and in winters – moisturiser. I usually save 15 ml-20ml sized plastic bottles and wash and fill with stuff i want to carry while travelling.

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:19 pm

      Ohh I carry a hand sanitizer too but didn’t categorize it as beauty item πŸ˜›

  11. Riti Tyagi
    March 14, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    Hairbrush, Revlon balm stain in honey (now), Chambor dazzle eye pencil in black, wet wipes, blotting paper, M.A.C. lip conditioner, Benefit realness of fakeness pallette, hand cream…… at all times.

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:03 pm

      I used to like the Chambor Dazzle pencils earlier but now they smudge too easily on my oily lids! I have them in 5 shades πŸ™‚ love the tuquoise one!

      • Corallista
        March 14, 2013 / 10:19 pm

        Sorry its TEAL not turquoise πŸ˜›

        • Riti Tyagi
          March 17, 2013 / 2:16 am

          Oh yes…. I do like most of their shades, especially teal! My recent favourites include the colorbar eye pencils…absolutely fab!

  12. March 14, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    Wallet, Comb, Hand cream, Sanitizer, Diary, Camera, Mobile, Body mist Perfume, Peppermint oil for migraines and 10 kg Animal medicines :o)

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:06 pm

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. sushmamurthy
    March 14, 2013 / 8:11 pm

    i carry my fav nivea lip balm, lakme compact, soap papers& sanitizer,comb,tissues,hand cream.

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:18 pm

      I used to carry a Nivea tinted lip balm too, I think I lost it somewhere 😐

  14. March 14, 2013 / 9:04 pm

    Eyeconic kajal, Revlon lip butter in Candy Apple, MAC lipstick in See Sheer, Blistex lip balm, dry tissues, booby pins, hair clips πŸ™‚

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:17 pm

      I like the choice of lip colors πŸ˜›

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:12 pm

      At first it seems like you carry a lot of stuff but once you break it down, it makes perfect sense! πŸ™‚

  15. Shalini
    March 15, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    MAC Fresh Brew lipstick, Maybelline Colossal Kajal (though till date I never had to use it to re-touch…donno really why I carry it πŸ™‚ ), Chambor Silver Shadow Powder, facial tissue pack, Clean n Clear blotting sheets, a tiny vial of perfume (the free sample ones), Neutrogena lip balm, hair brush, and a safety pin for emergencies. Oh and recently, Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel for the harsh dry summers of Bangalore… sun exposed skin around mid-day almost feels like its on fire!

  16. CopperFire
    March 15, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    Hi Ankita, I started reading your blog a couple of days back and I must say I am very impressed by your makeup collection and also your tutorials, reviews etc.
    Anyway, I carry most of the makeup stuff that I have used on that day. So e.g. today I am carrying powder compact, powder brush. black and purple eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, hairbrush, eyeliner smudge brush, lip balm and hand cream. So, all I do not carry is the eyelash curler (since I do not curl my lashes once I apply mascara), BB Cream/Foundation and eye primer.

  17. March 16, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    My topmost priority is lip balm because I have extremely dry lips πŸ™ I always use Avon’s colour naturals lip balm in strawberry but recently I tried Nivea’s tinted fruity shine lip balms and I really like those πŸ™‚
    I also carry a comb and some tissue. Sometimes I carry kajal with me for touch ups πŸ™‚

  18. Suchitra
    March 17, 2013 / 9:33 pm

    I carry a hand sanitizer, wet tissues, Maybelline colossal kajal and compact, a comb, sunscreen, a small tube of facewash and a tube of baby lips and deo along with mint and a couple of OTC medicines. I wish I could carry my neutrogena moisturizer though, if only it came in a smaller pack! But the best thing I have in my bag is my bottle of water- refreshes me more than all the beauty products put together! πŸ™‚

  19. Phanaar
    May 13, 2013 / 11:53 am

    Sachets of Crabtree & Evelyn hand lotion,small bath & body works sanitizer, sample of Clinique dramatically different moisturizer, benefit hello flawless face powder in shade Beige (my skin goes from very dry to mildly oily in the t zone ), lipstick & lip gloss of the day, born lippy stick lipbalm from bodyshop, bodyshop vitamin e face mist , tissues, hairbrush, mirror… I have a pouch to hold my stuff

  20. Joo
    August 26, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    beauty essentials in my hand bag Lakme kohl, Maybelline lip balm ,Mac compact , inglot brush, Forest essential date & litchi cream , Forest essentials panchpushp toner, hand sanitizer ,Mac lipsticks…thatsit,,,

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