When you're ready to go out, but realize you don't have the right makeup for the occasion, it can be a pretty stressful situation. You might think to run home and grab whatever is closest and then rush back out again—but what if there's an even more effective option? I know this because I've been there! Luckily, I've found that keeping certain items in my purse at all times means that I'm never caught without them. Here are the top five things every woman should always keep in her bag:
A lipstick is a must, especially during the winter months when you'll be wearing more neutral colors. I like to keep a couple of different lipsticks in my purse so that I'm never caught without one. You can go for something bright, like Lipstick Queen's Infinite Lip Cloud ($24) in Glamorous Glitter, or choose something subtle with a clear gloss such as Sephora Collection's Waterproof Long-Lasting Lip Stain ($13).
If you're looking for a red lipstick that stays put even through dinner and drinks, try CoverGirl's Outlast All-Day Lipcolor ($8), which has never smudged on me despite being described as "kiss proof." Or if you want something with some shine but still low maintenance (no touch ups required!), try Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils ($25).
Sunscreen is a must for every woman. It’s an essential part of your purse, whether it’s summer or winter. You never know when you’re going to be outside in the sun and need some protection against harmful UV rays.
Sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. It also adds an extra layer of protection from windburn and chapping in cold weather conditions. And if you are using makeup that contains SPF, then make sure it has a high enough SPF rating so that it offers adequate protection from sunlight while still allowing you to apply your makeup without looking like an oil slick!
Blotting papers are a must-have if you're going to be out and about during the day. They're perfect for taking away excess oil, powder, blush or eye shadow that may have gotten on your face throughout the day. You can purchase these at your local drugstore and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on how much space you want to dedicate to them in your purse.
Tinted moisturizer is a great product to keep in your purse because it can do so much! It's a great way to moisturize the skin, and it can also help with acne, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dry skin.
An eyebrow kit is a set of tools that helps you groom your brows. It should include tweezers, a brush, and different colors of eyebrow powder or pencils. The benefit of using an eyebrow kit is that it makes applying makeup to your brows much easier and saves you time because the tools come together in one place.
Another popular product used for grooming eyebrows is a tinted gel or pomade (a cream-like substance). These products are normally applied with the brush provided with them on top of pencil or powder for added definition. They're great because they give off an opaque finish that makes it easy to see where you're putting them – no more mistakes!
Liquid eyeliner is a must-have for anyone who wants to make their eyes look bigger. It’s also easy to apply and remove, making it ideal for those who have trouble with eyeliner pencils.
Liquid eyeliner can be used as a base for eye shadow or on its own when you want to create a simple smoky eye.
Mascara is a fabulous way to make your eyes look bigger and more open, and it can also give your eyelashes a little extra boost. For maximum effect, apply two coats. If you’re in a hurry or on the go, try using a volumizing mascara like Lancôme's Grandiôse as opposed to one with lengtheners; this will still help create an illusion of longer lashes without requiring much effort or skill on your part.
If you’re looking for something that can really add some pizzazz to your look—and if you have time!—try applying some false lashes before heading out the door; they really make all the difference in terms of drama and glamour (and they stay put even when you cry).
We hope you enjoyed reading this post, and learned something new about keeping your makeup bag stocked. We know that there are a lot of products out there, so we decided to focus on a few essentials that will help you keep your look fresh and ready at all times! We’re confident that these products will become some of your favorite pieces after using them once or twice — trust us! Remember not just what they do but also when and why they should be used: if you’re going out late at night without other plans (no dinner plans with friends), use lighter colors like bronzer or blush rather than heavy foundation or eyeshadow; if it’s hot outside then wear sunscreen before heading outside because otherwise sunburns happen easily; if it's cold outside then wear some kind of moisturizer so dry skin doesn't start peeling off due.