How to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (even when youre not)? With the help of a bit of concealer, of course. Keeping concealer in your on-the-go arsenal is essential for those times you need to conceal dark circles or hide any pesky blemishes that popped up overnight. Just be sure to pick a formula that is creamy, full-coverage, and has both brightening and color-correcting properties, which will eliminate extra steps in your routine when youre on the move. We love Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Brightening Concealer. Just use your finger to gently dab and blend it on any area you want to cover or brighten up.
Lip and Cheek Tint
The epitome of double-duty beauty is a dual lip and cheek tint. Not only does this item eliminate space in your stash, but using a creamy cheek and lip product instantly livens up your complexion with minimal effort. Another plus? The formula is finger-friendly, meaning you dont need to keep a bulky brush on hand to apply it. Opt for one with a rosy or reddish tone that emulates naturally flushed cheekslike the hue that graces your face post sweat sesh. We like rms beauty lip2cheek in Modest. Apply the cream on the apples of your cheeks, blending backwards towards your hairline, and then pat the color on your pout for a monochromatic look.
Similar to those instances when you want to remove your makeup after a late night without stepping near a sink, makeup wipes act as quick complexion refreshers when youre on-the-go or after a workout. Plus, the presoaked towelettes allow you to freshen up no matter where you are. Just pick a formula that has both clarifying and moisturizing properties, so your skin wont feel stripped after ridding it from grit and grime. We love ARROW REFRESH On-the-Go Cleansing Cloths for its soothing cucumber, hydrating aloe leaf, and awakening peppermint.
Tucking a balm in your on-the-go stash is a necessity for when you dont have space for all of your lotions and potions. A multi-use balm can be used as a moisturizer, hand cream, brow and flyaway tamer, and even as a highlighter, if youre in the mood for a bit of extra sheen on your cheekbones. We recommend trying Hustle Butter Luxe, which hydrates any areas in need of a moisture boost and adds a pretty hint of sheen.
Acne Spot Treatment
Seeing spots when youre out and about can be incredibly frustrating. Your first instinct is whip out concealer to cover it up, but why not treat, too? Insert acne treatment dots, which are small circular invisible patches packed with an acne-targeting ingredient like salicylic acid. The dots are targeted to your pimple, more sanitary, and wont rub off within seconds like traditional spot treatments can. We love PETER THOMAS ROTH Acne-Clear Invisible Dots, which contain 0.5 percent salicylic acid and tea tree oil to fight the acne-causing bacteria as well as hyaluronic acid to keep the area hydrated.
Non-Aerosol Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is pretty much the answer to refreshing strands (minus suds) or adding a bit of oomph to lifeless locks. Before you pop your go-to dry shampoo inside the glove compartment of your car, double check to make sure its a non-aerosol version. Products that come in aerosol containers can burst and change chemical composition when exposed to extreme heat or direct light. We like Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo because its a non-aerosol alternative. It contains charcoal to draw out impurities, while tapioca and rice starches sop up any excess oil on your scalp without causing irritation.