They say you can find anything in a woman’s purse and it’s not a secret to anyone that it’s a real mess there. Among all those handkerchiefs, wallets, smartphones and other modern devices, there must be, though, a certain place for your makeup tools. Getting dressed and beautified before work is not enough to keep yourself as fresh as a daisy during the entire day, so having some tools and products at hand is always a must.
1. A fancy mirror with some cotton
These are the first tools you need to put in your purse. Do not leave your house without the magical mirror, however small! Incidents, splits and even tears from happiness can happen all the time and you should be always prepared to remove the blurred makeup from your face – mostly from your eyes!
2. Foundation + powder
It’s not even necessary to wear your most luxurious and expensive foundation or the large professional powder you have bought from your professional makeup stylist. A compact set of powder and foundation will remove the faults in your makeup during the busy day. However, do not forget that the foundation and powder you have in your purse should correspond to the nuances and shades of your home set! Otherwise, when you apply numerous colors on your face, you’ll look like a painting made by a drunk painter!
3. Lipstick and some lip balm
Both are fine to make your lips look awesome during the whole day, but only if they come together. Put some lip balm as often as you can to moisturize your lips and keep the cracks away. The lipstick should be in your pocket for any kind of emergency situation, when you have to freshen up yourself and conquer another goal from your routines! Besides, you can never know what awesome new guy you can meet in the elevator, right?
OK, your office might not be the best place for regular cosmetic procedures, but some days are not so busy and you have time for yourself. Tweezing your eyebrows before a big meeting or a sudden date appointment is also an urgent situation, when the tweezers might be quite needed!
5. A universal brush
Get a brush that will suit both – the procedure for more glowing cheeks and the recovery of your office eye makeup. You can try a compact folding brush that can become a brush for the powder and a brush for the eye shadows at once. Also, keep the brush in a little plastic pocket or a box to avoid gathering too many bacteria that will eventually be put on your face while refreshing your makeup!
Among all the practical purse essentials, perfume tops the list. You might be rocking flawless makeup and a head-turning outfit, but smelling beautiful is the icing on the cake. Don’t let funky odors get the best of you. Keep a little bottle of perfume with you at all times and you’ll always smell as lovely as you look!
7. Moisturizer with SPF
Never leave your house without applying your moisturizer. Moisturizer (with SPF) does not only keep your skin looking fresh and smooth but it also protects your skin from the sun…wrinkles! If you want to keep your skin hydrated, and provide a smooth and fresh look, you need to have a good moisturizer handy and use it every day.
8. Eye Liner
Eye liner does magic as well, even if you don’t wear a lot of makeup, applying eye liner makes your eyes look alive. Be sure to invest in a good eye liner.