As a beauty lover and a blogger I am constantly testing out new products and rotating them through my current routine. Every month, I see tens of packages come through my door with new formulations, new innovations and new product ranges. I have to be really methodic about how I include them into my routine so I am providing the most impartial, evenly based testing circumstances.
That means that I get the chance to thoroughly test out new releases right along side my tried and true favourites, making for the best combination. At any given time, my makeup bag will contain a mix of old and new, of steady favourites and new loves, maybe even a few products that I might not be so crazy about but that need one last shot.
Lately, I have been a woman on-the-go and many mornings have caught me running out the door without finishing all of my makeup. A missing lip, a skipped shadow, a shiny forehead or even a smudged liner can all be left behind in the morning but they can all be addressed by a few truly great purse-friendly beauty products.
Today, I’m sharing 3 of my Must Have Busy-Gal Beauty Products That I Can’t Put Down, my purse friendly favourites.
1. A Fuss-Free Lip –
When you have a busy day ahead of you, with who knows how many cups of coffee in your future, you need a lip that you can apply once and not have to worry about until you take it off. In my opinion, that means you need a trusty foolproof liquid lipstick in that bag of yours. Depending on the brand, formulation, and applicator they can be the easiest option to apply and wear for a long day. Personally I love the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink, the Smashbox Always On, The Physicians Formula Healthy Lip or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks.
2. A Perfecting Powder –
A powder compact is not just for my oily-skin gals, no matter what type of complexion you have it is always a good idea to carry a powder in your purse. For quick touchups, for a shiny forehead, for a spot on the chin or even for little makeup mistakes. You can use a powder to correct smudged liner, a lipstick that travelled outside the lines, blush that wasn’t blended properly and a number of other beauty errors. My favourite powder for day to day and to carry with me at all times is my Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in shade Fair 1.
3. A Compact Palette –
We all do our makeup in different orders but I have found that most of us tend to start with our base and move on to our eyes and lips last. I like to spend the most of my time on my face and really concentrate on properly blended skin so I often run out of time and my eyeshadow gets left behind. I usually end up throwing my favourite travel palette and a crease brush into my purse so I can quickly throw on a couple of shades to pull everything together. My current favourite choice is the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat.
What are your must have on-the-go products?