15 Grab-&-Go Beauty Products

by Bethany Cantor
Aug 8, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. ET

Picture this: You walked the dog, washed your hair, grabbed your breakfast to go and still managed to make it to work on time. Go you! One small thing, though. Your manic morning routine left no time for makeup. Whether it’s the a.m. rush or weekends spent running errands that have you searching for grab-and-go beauty products, we’ve got you covered with 15 multitasking must-haves.

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1 /15: Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Blush

1/15 :Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Blush

This eye-catching little compact packs a surprise. In addition to delivering a sheer but buildable natural-looking flush, the bright green gel blush adjusts to your pH. Simply dab a little on your cheeks and lips and watch it turn your perfect shade of pink. (Ulta, $25)

2 /15: French Girl nail & cuticle oil

2/15 :French Girl nail & cuticle oil

It’s a little too easy to ignore your nails when you’re on the go, and no one likes to look down and see dry cuticles and brittle nails. Get your nail care on the go with this handbag-friendly oil. It’s packed with luxe essential oils for healthier nails and cuticles. Plus, it’s vegan-friendly and made of 80 percent organic ingredients. (Credo, $20) 

3 /15: Supergoop! Perk Up! Lip & Cheek Treat SPF 40

3/15 :Supergoop! Perk Up! Lip & Cheek Treat SPF 40

This gorgeous lip and cheek color packs more than just a pretty hue. It offers sun protection for days when you go from the gym to brunch to running errands and beyond. The formula is hydrating and the color is buildable. (Blue Mercury, $22) 

4 /15: Verb Mini Ghost Oil

4/15 :Verb Mini Ghost Oil

If you’re fighting frizz on the go, this magical little mini is here to save the day. Use Ghost Oil on dry hair to smooth frizz and add shine or on wet hair to protect from heat styling. The formula is cruelty-, paraben-, sulfate- and gluten-free, and can we discuss the packaging? Swoon. (Urban Outfitters, $7)

5 /15: Wander Beauty Dualist Concealer

5/15 :Wander Beauty Dualist Concealer

For most of us, concealer is a must, especially when we’re busy beyond belief (hello, dark circles and blemishes!). Wander Beauty takes a little of the pain out of the process of reviving tired complexions with this smart, double-ended concealer duo. Use the full-coverage matte end to conceal blemishes and the illuminating end to brighten under the eyes. (Sephora, $29)

6 /15: Caolion Pore Glowing Moisture Stick

6/15 :Caolion Pore Glowing Moisture Stick

Leave it to an innovative Korean beauty brand to deliver a multitasker like we’ve never seen before. The Caolion Pore Glowing Moisture Stick brings light moisture to tight, dry spots on the skin while refreshing your complexion and giving you a gorgeous glow. Plus, it’s paraben- and sulfate-free. (Target, $16) 

7 /15: James Read H20 Tan Mist

7/15 :James Read H20 Tan Mist

Self-tanning is probably the last thing you imagine when you think “on-the-go.” But this mist from tanning guru James Read will change your mind. Use this lightweight spray as a primer or alone and get a gorgeous tan that reveals itself gradually as you use the product. (Blue Mercury, $31)

8 /15: Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick

8/15 :Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick

For an on-the-go eye look, it doesn’t get easier than eye shadow sticks. This wallet-friendly version from Rimmel is easy to apply and blend. One quick swipe will give you a wash of color, while a few more layers create a smoky look so you can transition from desk to dinner with ease. (Target, $5) 

9 /15: 24/7 Touch Up Skin-Perfecting Cream

9/15 :24/7 Touch Up Skin-Perfecting Cream

A dull complexion is a dead giveaway that you’ve been rushing around without a break. This smart cream brings life to a tired face by giving skin a sophisticated, subtle glow (think shimmer, not glitter). No mirror? No problem. Dab this cream wherever you want a glow and go. (Peach & Lily, $22)

10 /15: Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist hair spritzer

10/15 :Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist hair spritzer

It’s not often that we can recommend a product that works for both hair and skin, but this little wonder is unique. Spritz this lightly scented mist onto your locks to add texture and onto skin for a refresh. It’s 100 percent natural and soothes and refreshes with notes of lavender and sage. (Urban Outfitters, $8)

11 /15: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation

11/15 :Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation

The makeup experts at Lancôme have finally blessed their hoards of fans with a portable version of their cult favorite Teint Idole foundation. This cushion compact makes applying the matte, full-coverage product a breeze when you’ve only got minutes to spare. Plus, the formula protects with SPF 50. (Ulta, $47)

12 /15: E.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette

The Best Makeup Palettes: e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette

12/15 :E.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette

When you’re on the go, keep your makeup simple, natural and pretty. This full face palette from E.l.f. is a one-stop shop for a glowing no-makeup makeup look. It houses two blushes (try them on your eyes too), a bronzer and a highlighter. (E.l.f., $8)

13 /15: Fresh Sugar Sport Sunscreen SPF 30

13/15 :Fresh Sugar Sport Sunscreen SPF 30

If you’re looking for an easy way to stay safe in the sun, this convenient little stick is the answer. Fans of the signature sugar smell from Fresh will love this scented hydrating stick. It offers SPF 30, glides on with ease and is waterproof to boot. (Sephora, $25)

14 /15: LashFood BrowFood Ultra Fine Brow Pencil Duo

14/15 :LashFood BrowFood Ultra Fine Brow Pencil Duo

Nothing defines your face faster than well-groomed brows. LashFood’s dual-ended BrowFood pencil offers two ways to make your arches pop. The darker shade defines and fills in brows, while the lighter shade highlights and adds dimension. (Net-a-Porter, $24)

15 /15: Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector

15/15 :Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector

Shiny, greasy skin can strike at any moment, and this compact makes mattifying easy. Dab the applicator onto the cushion and lightly tap it on greasy spots to instantly stop shine without smearing your makeup. (Sephora, $39)