When you have a packed day filled with work, errands, gym, family time and more, you don’t have time to fuss with clunky, inconvenient products. We’ve compiled a list of beauty products that will never let you down when you’re in a rush.
Wet n Wild
You’re never going to believe what this foundation can do for so little (Walgreens, $4), but it’s true! A close dupe for more expensive foundations, this long-wearing foundation stays on all day without retouches.
Spray & Go
Never wait for your body lotion to soak in again. Vaseline Spray & Go’s formula absorbs instantly. No need to wait to put on your clothes! Six dollars is a small price to pay for that kind of quick (Walmart, $6).
Studio Tone Correcting Powder
Stay matte all day with this multicolored powder formula that masks flaws of all kinds (eyeslipsface.com, $3).
Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen
This small, chic bottle packs a big anti-aging, anti-cancer punch with SPF 50+ protection and a fast-absorbing formula, all for a nice, low price (Drugstore.com, $11).
Slim Eye Pencil
These super-smooth, ultra-cheap eye pencils come in 40 shades (Ulta.com, $3 each). Plus, as the name suggests, they’re slim. Perfect for the purse!
Clean & Clear
Oil Absorbing Sheets
Extra oily? Banish slick skin with Clean & Clear’s Oil Absorbing Sheets. They’ll keep you matte without taking up precious purse real estate (Target, $4).
High Impact Mascara
A full-sized version of this mascara might be on the pricey side compared to drug store brands, but the travel-sized version is perfect for small makeup cases (Clinique, $16). Plus, this mascara wears all day without flaking.
When you’re out and about, by the time you realize your hands are dry, they’re too dry already. Quench your tired skin on the cheap with a purse-sized version of Vaseline Hand Repair formulated with deep-sinking Stratys-3 (Drugstore.com, $4).
Studio Daily Brush Cleaner
Dirty makeup brushes equal a dirty face, which can lead to breakouts, blackheads and other unsavory skin issues. Banish bacteria with a purse-sized, 2-ounce bottle of brush cleaner. (eyeslipsface.com, $3).
Color Adapt Blush
Taking a powder brush on the go risks day-ruining makeup cracks. This stick blush makes sure your cheeks are rosy without the mess (Sephora.com, $14).
Makeup Removing Wipes
Sometimes you just don’t have cleanser and water. These makeup-removing wipes can be used with or without water. Get a fresh face for less (Target, $5).
Expert Touch Nail Wipes
We all know those manicures don’t last forever. Don’t let chips get you down. These nail wipes will strip down your polish for a naked look (Amazon, $5).
The Curve Eyeliner
Can you put a price on perfection? This curve-handled liquid eyeliner applicator forms to your hand for steady, perfect application on the go (Ulta.com, $15).
Photo Finish Foundation
When you’re on the run, you have to make sure your foundation stays all day. Smashbox primer won’t let your look budge (Smashbox.com, $15).
Cocoa Butter Petroleum Jelly
Vaseline has always been about deep moisture, but cocoa butter takes it to the next level! Nourishing ingredients bring dry, cracked skin and lips back to beautiful normal (Soap.com, $7 for a two-pack).
Five Piece Makeup Travel Brush Set
Get ready on the go with these perfect, sturdy tools. The eco-friendly set includes blush, eyeliner, lash, concealer and eye-shading brushes (Walmart, $10).
Super Hold Hairspray
If your curls are prone to falling out by midday, keep a travel-sized version of this spray in your purse for touch-ups (Dollar Tree, $1).
Cherry Lip Therapy
Protect your lips with a berry twist. The long-lasting moisturizing formula won’t have you retouching all day (Amazon, $3).
Refillable Mineral Compact
For loose powder and mineral makeup, these bareMinerals compacts can be refilled over and over again for $25. Plus, no more messy spills (bareescentuals.com, $25)!
Deep-condition your skin with nourishing cocoa cream or gel that sinks deep into skin for inside-out comfort (Walmart, $3).
Soft Matte Lip Cream
Stay moisturized yet matte with this all-day-lasting lip cream in multiple shades (Ulta.com, $6).
Make those peepers pop on the cheap with this well-packaged, long-lasting mascara (Walmart, $5–$7).
Under Control Mattifying Gel
When oil-blotting sheets just don’t cut it, this mattifying gel can be applied over or under makeup (pürminerals.com, $10).
Fresh Complexion Pocket Powder Foundation
Who has time for foundation to dry? This medium-coverage foundation can be applied easily anywhere (Soap.com, $8).
True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer
Conceal it all without the mess. This crayon concealer is solid but melts into skin for even coverage of flaws (Ulta.com, $9).