What’s in Your Beauty Bag? This Season’s Must-Haves

As we enter a new fashion season, you may be looking to shake up the contents of your beauty bag. Make-up trends do tend to come and go, but there are some incredibly sophisticated and bold new looks hitting the catwalks and the High Street this time around. If you’re thinking about trying something new or simply restocking a few key essentials, we’ve hunted down this season’s must-haves for your beauty bag.

One trend you might have noticed is sparkle, which is back in a big way (if it ever really lost its charms). Boots has an incredible selection of NYX Cosmic Metals lip creams to add a touch of shine to your look, while there’s an even bolder offering courtesy of Urban Decay’s Vice Special Effects lip gloss, available from Debenhams. You could extend the look to your skin with Superdrug’s Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in gold, which looks great lightly dusted on your cheek bones. To really work the dazzling glitter vibe on a big night out, you might also want to add Superdrug’s Silver Spritz glitter hairspray to your beauty bag.

Almost at the opposite end of the spectrum, the quiet and understated minimalist look is also definitely on trend this season. Softer shades for the lips include Maybelline’s Pinking of You lip colour and L’Oreal’s Timeless Rosé lipstick, both available at Sainsbury’s. Superdrug’s Elysium Elements collection of eyeshadows is beautifully understated if you’re after that ‘barely there’ look, which would work well combined with Too Faced’s Born This Way liquid foundation, which gives your skin a natural glow and feels incredibly light to wear.

You could, of course, go bold and extreme. Dark, smoky eyes never go out of fashion, but this season they’ve been taken up to a whole new level. The dark and seductive palette works well if you’re hitting the town with the girls or off to a party, with this NYX Full Throttle palette from Boots a real stand-out choice. Team it with a liquid eyeliner such as the Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner from Superdrug for a really striking look. For bold lips you could consider this Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick from Debenhams, or this beautifully rich coloured Nyx Butter lipstick from Boots.

However you decide to shake up your make-up bag this season, shop around for some bargains and don’t be afraid to get a little more experimental!