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Make Up Bag MUST HAVES for Summer 2019

The make up bag, love them or loathe them, we all have something that stores our everyday essentials! Whether you’re dedicated to your products or an advocate of trialling new skincare, here’s 10 make up bag MUST HAVES for Summer 2019!

SPF Moisturiser

A lightweight SPF for the face can be worn on top of your daily moisturiser and underneath makeup, so it really shouldn’t hinder you while you’re away, SPF is amazing! There’s such a variety these days; gels, sprays, oils, lotions even powders! Want to read a little more on which one’s best? Check out our blog SPF? We’ve got you covered!

The Sheer Zinc SPF30 by DermaQuest is the ultimate healer and protectora 100% pure physical mineral SPF that will heal and calm any skin type designed to reflect UV rays off the skin. This is a soothing and healing SPF that will protect all skin types, including sensitive and acne prone skin, and is also suitable to be used post treatment to give instant SPF protection without adding any moisture to the skin. Not to mention, it’s subtly tinted to cover any imperfections & redness and finishes with a natural, sun-kissed glow. Is there anything better than a 2-in-1?

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Available to purchase at HC MedSpa Finchley & Mill Hill, stock is limited – please call us or visit us in-clinic to enquire.


Anti-Bacterial Gel

This one’s an all-year-round essential but if it’s not, then it definitely should be in summer time! We’re travelling more & exploring new places so be sure to keep your hands clean and avoid touching your face, germs are not welcome!


Cooling Spray

Depending on the brand, they’re usually suitable for all ages including infants and are an absolute must when you’re feeling the heat! Usually containing natural ingredients such as witch hazel, aloe and water, cooling sprays will lightly mist you and cool your temperature so if you’re a sufferer of prickly heat, a light cooling spray deserves it’s place in your make up bag this year


Setting Spray

A slightly different concept and the ultimate beauty saviour! A few spritz after your make up is complete and it’ll lock in your products, so let that sun shine down and fear not, your make up will last, regardless of the rays.



There is nothing better than a truly good, creamy concealer. They hide a multitude of sins, dark circles, sun spots, blemishes & breakouts! Less is more in the summer, so pack away your foundation and let the skin breathe, placing a little concealer where you need it is a much more fresh & flawless look this time of year.


SPF Lip Balm

Our lips, said to be one of the most sensitive parts of the body, so lets keep them protected! An SPF lip balm will soothe, hydrate and protect from harmful rays as a normal sun screen would. Most lip balms contain an SPF 15 and you can pick them up for around £1.00 in most pharmacists, nothing less than the ultimate MUST HAVE.

Make Up Bag MUST HAVES for Summer 2019


Brow Gel

In the summer months, we’re prone to that ‘glow’ which of course comes with an abundance of confidence and endless ‘no make up’ days. But if you feel you need a little something, brush through your brows with a clear or light brow gel to feel just that little more put together. The staple of all beauty products in our make up bag… all year!


Micellar Water

We’ll be honest, we’re not fans of facial wipes, no matter how ‘quick & easy’ they seem. They don’t remove make-up fully and they contain drying alcohols and sensitising fragrances. It’s just as simple to pour a little micellar onto a cotton pad and use that instead! It’s much more gentle on the skin and around the eyes, not to mention, far more effective at removing makeup. So, pack a mini bottle of micellar & your cotton pads – you simply can’t go wrong!


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By HC MedSpa
2nd August 2019