One of our favorite beauty inventions is powder in a self-contained applicator brush. Several companies manufacture these types of brushes, but our top choice is from bareMinerals. The loose powder is stored in the brush handle for convenient application. It's great when you want to apply powder on the go without a big mess. The bareMinerals powders are light, smooth and healthy. The bareMinerals Refillable Buffing Brush (Ulta, $30) is virtually leak-proof, so you don't have to worry about spilling in your bag.
This portable, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and true for up to eight hours. It can be used as a spot concealer (great for undereye circles) or all over your face for customizable, buildable coverage. Unlike other stick foundations, it's ultra-creamy so it never looks cakey. You can smooth it on in just a few seconds for a velvety finish. The Prescriptives Anywear Multi-Purpose Makeup Stick is available in 24 shades with an SPF 15. You actually get two of the portable mini makeup sticks (Amazon, $35). You can keep one in your makeup bag and one in your desk at work or glove box in the car.
What mom has time for primer, concealer, SPF, anti-aging cream, foundation and setting powder? None of us! That's why we should all shout from the rooftops that BB cream finally made it to the U.S. in the last year or so. Women from Asia to France have been singing the praises of miracle BB creams for years. These all-in-one products do everything. So you can just apply it in the morning in one simple step. Our favorite is Too Faced Tinted Balm SPF 20 Cream (Sephora, $42).
Multipurpose beauty products are a must for moms on the go. NARS The Multiple (Sephora, $46) is one of the best. This all-in-one, cream-to-powder stick can be used as a highlighter, blush, eyeshadow, lip color and more. It comes in awesome sheer shades than range from mauve to bronze. If you don't know which hue to pick, you can't go wrong with Orgasm — a peachy pink shimmer.
What we love about these portable applicators and multipurpose makeup products is it's so easy to carry them anywhere. They are great for quick touch-ups on the go, whether you are heading home to the office or to your children's school. Plus, they are ideal when you are spending the night out on the town on that rare date night with your hubby and don't have much room in your small evening bag.
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