Getting ready on the go is a daily ritual for many women. And when you’re running around all day, efficiency is everything. “My bag is full of things that do more than one job, plus travel-sizes like blush and powder,” says Sue Fuller, president of the company Oliver Thomas—named after the cofounder, her Shih Tzu—that designs lightweight, washable bags with names like Not a Trainwreck.
Essential Makeup Items Checklist
These 5 products are all priced at $65 or less and can help you achieve a polished look morning to night. Portable style for the win.
Liner and Lipstick in One
“I try to always find makeup solutions that are versatile. I find the Lip Crayon to be exactly that. It provides the ability to be a lip liner and lipstick all in one! If you have time for only a single application or a quick touch-up, this is definitely the holy grail!”
Buy It: Chanel Le Rouge Crayon De Couleur Mat in Subversion, $65
Finding the right blush is so much easier with a recommendation, right? Fuller likes to use a soft, natural color like peach with a hint of shimmer because it flatters her complexion year-round and makes her face look radiant (even in winter).
Buy It: L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Blush in Fantastical, $18
Do-It-All Makeup Tool: Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush
Fuller uses this versatile brush to apply both liquid and cream products like foundation, blush, and highlighter. “It is the perfect shape and size for all major powders or compacts, and the bristles are are sturdy and long-lasting,” she says.
Buy It: Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush, $50
Face Oil: Glow Ahead Face Oil
For a dewy-on-demand look, apply this face oil. Its clever spillproof dropper makes it purse-friendly.
Buy It: Glow Ahead Face Oil, $48
Black Mascara: Maybelline New York The Falsies False Lash Mascara
Applying mascara during transit takes some practice, but it’s totally doable. Fuller’s tip for on-the-go application: Hold the mascara wand horizontally as close to base of your top lashes as possible. Blink into the wand a few times to coat.
Buy It: Maybelline New York The Falsies False Lash Mascara, $8
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