Millions of desirable products belong to the beauty market. But what items are the most essential to always have on you? What items do you reach for throughout the day, and enhance your summer glam? It may be different for everyone, but the professionals at Chic Studios know a thing or two about must-have products! We narrowed it down to 11 products that should be in your bag.  And take it from us, you won’t want to live without them.



  1. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder

With summer comes hot weather, and with hot weather comes oily skin. An easy fix is touching up with a pressed powder, and it doesn’t get much better than Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Finish Powder. While we can name a series of must-have Charlotte Tilbury products, we recommend always having this product by your side.

  1. Fenty Lip Gloss, Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

A glossy lip is a summer necessity. If you’re out all day, you want a lip gloss that stays put and shimmers like the sun. The Fenty Lip Gloss does just that! There are various shades to pick from, and the color lasts longer than most. Plus, who doesn’t trust Rihanna when it comes to creating the perfect lip gloss?

  1. Too Faced Born This Way Concealer

In a perfect world, our makeup wouldn’t change from the moment we start to the moment we finish our day. Unfortunately, this isn’t usually the case! When we talk, eat, sweat and live our daily lives, our makeup wears down a bit. But that’s ok! If you keep the iconic Born This Way concealer in your bag, you can make quick and effective touch ups to blemishes throughout the day.

  1. YSL Black Opium Eau De Toilette (Mini Spray)

When you’re out on the town, freshen up with a spritz of the infamous YSL Black Opium Perfume. It smells of vanilla, flowers, and a delicious hint of coffee. A spray of this, and you are sure to feel an immediate confidence boost…wherever you are!

  1. Summer Friday’s Summer Skin Nourishing Body Lotion

The name says it all, summer skin nourishing body lotion. Our skin gets dry under the hot sun, and by applying a smooth body lotion throughout the day, we are proactively protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the sun. This lotion melts into your skin and provides the essential hydration you need, so throw it in the bag!

  1. Alumier Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40 (Versatile Tint)

You didn’t think we would include a tinted SPF facial sunscreen, did you? The key to beautiful skin is protecting it! There is no harm in enjoying a beautiful day outside but remember to take care of your complexion and have a sunscreen on you at all times! We recommend the Alumier facial sunscreen linked above. Fun fact, it’s customizable!

  1. Bioderma Lip Balm

Not every product that is applied to your lips should shimmer. Make sure you keep your lips hydrated throughout the day! This lip balm is meant for dry and sensitive lips, but anyone can benefit from it. Plus, it’s tiny and compact, so easy to throw in your purse and appy throughout the day!

  1. Chanel Nail Polish

Nail polish is fun all year round. But nail polish is even MORE fun in the summer, as it’s the perfect time to play with bright and vibrant colors! At Chic, we recommend always keeping a Chanel polish on you. This polish comes in just about every color, is quick dry and has a great applicator. Also, who doesn’t want an elegant Chanel- branded product hidden away in their purse?

  1. Chanel Longwear Liquid Eyeshadow

Can you tell we are Chanel fans at Chic? I mean, it’s hard not to fan girl over their products! The Chanel Longwear Liquid Eyeshadow is stunning in any shade, but especially in Quartz Rose. This shade will brighten up your summer look and can be applied easily. Throw this in your purse and spice up your glam if you decide to hit up happy hour after the beach!


  1. Mac Powder Kiss Lipstick

You’ve got the lip balm and gloss covered, but don’t forget a lipstick. When you’re out on the town, you never know where the day will go. A good way to always be prepared for night glam is keeping a stellar lipstick on you. This one is a real showstopper! Browse the shades, and if you’re feeling adventurous, pick out a couple! You can never have too many lipsticks. Right?

  1. Caudalíe Beauty Elixir

A refreshing trick to keep your skin dewy and hydrated! Tuck this toning mist away in your purse and apply to look fresh. This spray is a cult favourite for a reason. Plus, it’s a great way to set your makeup.

Depending on how big your purse is, we know you may not have the capacity for allllll of these products. However, once you get used to having them on hand, they’re hard to live without. If we must narrow it down to the most essential, ensure you’re prioritizing SPF and protective beauty products first. These products are necessary to have on hand and reap long term benefits. If you have any questions about Chic’s beauty products or recommendations from experts, let us know! We love connecting with the beauty community and are always here for you.

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