A year or so ago I used to carry an enormous make up bag full of things I never ever used, but had on me at all times for those just-in-case moments. I still like to have a few things with me now, but thankfully for my shoulder/back it no longer weighs more than a small pony!
Even above any make up products, I always have to have a bottle of hand sanitiser. I'm not even a big germaphobe or anything, it's mostly for when I really want to eat something when I'm out (forever hungry!) but there's nowhere to wash my hands! This is one is for children, but it smells like bubblegum so it's also for Jennie's! Hand cream isn't something I have with me all year round but in the colder months it's a must have for my hands because they get so dry. This carex hand cream* is a great handbag product because it also has some antibacterial properties. Perfect!
I always have a tube of the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in my make up bag even though I rarely use it when I'm out, it's just there for emergency blemish covering really. The Maybelline Fit Me powder is still my current favourite powder and the compact has a mirror inside, which is quite handy because I've successfully managed to lose all of my little compact mirrors.
The final make up product that's a permanent addition to my make up bag is the Collection Shimmer Shades blush. I like this because it's got 4 different shades and one of them is usually fairly similar to the blush I'm wearing that day! To apply my blush I have this mini Japonesque blush brush that's small enough to fit inside my make up bag without getting squashed but not so small that it's difficult to use.
Finally I always like to have a few of my current favourite lip products. At the moment I'm still loving the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors as well as the Natural Collection lipstick in Pink Mallow & the ELF Lip Balm in Rose. I could totally cope with just one of these but you know, I like options!
What are your handbag heroes?