5 Purse-Friendly Beauty Essentials

By  January 03, 2012

It’s important to carry purse friendly essentials for on the go touch-ups. We know there are tons of products that simply won’t fit inside your chic little clutch,  but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay fresh faced and fabulous wherever the day may take you. Here are a few beauty basics that will keep you looking glam around the clock:

1. Mini Perfume
If we could get our favorite scents permanently stuck to our skin, we would. Unfortunately, that’s not an option so be sure to pick up a mini solid perfume, roller-ball or sample spray of your favorite fragrance to make re-applying a cinch when it starts to fade. We love Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Rollerball, available for $18 at Ulta.com

2. Mini Mascara
We’d like to think our smudge/water/flake/budge-proof mascara really could last forever, but it will fade eventually — especially if you’re dancing the night away in a hot, crowded club. Be prepared with a mini tube that you can tuck just about anywhere, like Cargo Better-Than-Waterproof Mascara Mini, available for $8 at Ulta.com

3. Neutral Shimmer Eyeshadow
When your shadow starts to crease or fade, dab a little shimmery white or nude eyeshadow over it. It provides an instant pick-me-up without forcing you to re-do your whole look. Try Lorac Eye Shadow in Enlighten, available for $19 at Sephora.com

4. Lipstick
A red, peach, pink or beige lipstick can double up as a blush. Talk about a space-saver. Try a perfect, flattering pink like CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Delight, available for $5.59 at Drugstore.com

5. Oil Blotting Papers
Not only are these little sheets miracle workers for combating slick skin, they come in teeny packages that basically take up the same amount of space as your a credit card. We love Boscia Blotting Linens, available for $10 at Sephora.com