My Handbag Essential this Festive Period

If there’s one thing I must have in my handbag this Christmas it’s this compact duo by Joan Collins. The fact it’s small and fits in my handbag is just perfect, and saves having my make-up lose in my bag!

The first thing you’ll notice is the sophisticated gold case — it’s really elegantly designed and I’m sure it’ll catch a few eyes when you pop it out at the dinner table when topping up your lipstick! It’s built very well so I’m sure it’ll handle being thrown in your handbag when needed over the season. It reminds me a little of Charlotte Tilbury (one of my favs) so it’s right up there!

My lipstick is in the colour Crystal and it’s a gorgeous warm Christmassy red, perfect for this party season. I love wearing a red lip through the winter! If red isn’t your colour you can pick from 16 colours. I found the lipstick really long lasting and hydrating, so I was super impressed.

The powder comes with its own little powder puff. I never really use powder however I’ve found it really great to blot away shine on a night out (I can sometimes get an oily t-zone).

You can pick one of these up for £34 from the Joan Collins Beauty website (she also has a range of skin care, fragrance and more… who knew!) and in M&S. It would also make a perfect Christmas or birthday gift!

What’s your handbag essential this festive season? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: I was sent this Compact Duo to review. All views are my own honest opinions. For more information, please see my disclaimer.