7 Beauty Essentials You Should Always Have In Your Purse
Cracked lips. An errant chin hair. A blossoming zit. These are all beauty blunders than can easily be plucked, covered, and smoothed over -- if you’re prepared.
Whether you’re partway through the workday or one cocktail into a date, there are few things more distracting than realizing the look you worked so hard on is beginning to unravel. That’s why it’s always helpful to have a handful of products that can prevent a glamour glitch from becoming a full-blown disaster.
Below are 7 beauty essentials you should always have in your purse, because you never know what life will throw your way… but that’s all part of the fun, right?
1. Tinted Lip Balm Dry lips don’t have to be a nuisance when you keep a tube of balm on hand. A tinted one does double duty by providing soft, buildable color while moisturizing and soothing dry, flaky lips. Plus, sheer hues can be applied on-the-run, no mirror required.
2. R.E.M Spring Facial Hair Remover There’s nothing worse than being out and about, then noticing a stray lip or chin hair that seems to have sprouted overnight! But there’s no need to panic with R.E.M Spring, a handy little tool that fits right in your purse. You can pluck that sneaky strand in one second flat. Crisis averted!
Tired eyes, smudged mascara, or budding blemishes can all be banished with a dab of your favorite complexion-complementing concealer. This palette duo includes a pressed powder to finish and set any look… talk about multi-tasking!
Dry, cracked hands aren’t pretty or comfortable! Especially in cold, windy weather, keep a rich cream on hand (get it?!) to soothe away chapped winter skin and keep your fingers feeling smooth and soft. Just remember not to apply it right before shaking hands with the big boss!
Your makeup is perfect when you leave the house… but after your long commute to work or halfway through happy hour, you catch your reflection and notice that your face is looking a little shiny. But don’t worry! These blotting sheets absorb oil like a sponge and leave your face looking matte fresh -- all without ruining your makeup.
Your signature scent can leave a lasting impression, so consider a dab or two of perfume an instant upgrade in a bottle. Make sure your fragrance stays fresh (but not too potent!) by popping a rollerball into your purse for easy touch-ups on your lunch break or before your post-work date.
Keep tabs on your gorgeousness (and make sure there’s nothing stuck in your teeth) with the help of a chic little compact mirror. Not only can you check on your look from time to time, in the event of a beauty blunder, you can use it to initiate damage control, anytime, anywhere.