Your on-the-go summer in the city makeup bag is here
Small but mighty products to pack when you're headed to brunch, a pool, a show, a nighttime movie screening...
Summer is upon us and with it comes longer days — and longer days on the town. You might head out in the morning planning only to 'do brunch', when someone suggests heading to the park after, which leads to a dip in the pool, and since you're all still out, why not get dinner before checking out that outdoor movie screening! Which is all great, provided you're prepared; take a few key beauty essentials with you that can last as long as you do. We're talking everything from a natural deodorant, to a frizz-free hair mist that actually works, to blotting papers (in the cutest case you've ever seen). These 10 items will have you covered all day.
Who doesn't need to blot in the summer? Fenty Beauty's blotting papers come in a refillable mirror compact that fits in the palm of your hand. Inside are sheets made with natural botanical fibres that lift excess shine, so makeup looks freshly applied.
Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper, $20, Sephora
Rosy Pits deodorant is made with a medley of natural ingredients like sage and green tea, and it works to stop odour-causing bacteria from developing in the first place. Come at us, sweat.
Rosy Pits Deodorant, $18 USD, Mega Babe
Milk Makeup uses hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil to hydrate lips and shea butter to smooth them too. Choose from any of the five shades which range from clear to subtle shades of pink and berry — just right for a casual, summer day look.
Milk Makeup Kush Lip Balm, $19, Sephora
Summer frizz can be a total buzz kill, but it doesn't have to be. Redken's Frizz Dismiss mist is infused with sustainably-sourced Babassu Oil for maximum manageability and shine on all hair types. Spray it on wet or dry hair to smooth out static and flyaways on the go.
Redken The Anti-Static Oil Mist, $44.19, Chatters
Simple cleansing wipes are gentle and formulated with vitamins B5 and E, so while they'll take off all your makeup, they won't irritate your skin doing it. Great for using just before you plunge into the pool, or need to start your makeup fresh.
Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes 25 Count, $8.78, Walmart
You're probably going to have to re-apply your sunscreen at some point. Drunk Elephant's version is created for all skin types, offers broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays free and radical and oxidative damage, plus, it imparts skin with a soft sun-kissed glow without the damage.
Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, $44, Drunk Elephant
A slick of eyeliner is often all you need to take a daytime beauty look to nighttime. So, if you're not heading home in-between, you'll want Kat Von D's vegan version on hand. It's highly pigmented and comes with an ultra-precise brush for the easiest cateye applications that won't budge.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, $25, Kat Von D Beauty
For a more dramatic look, the name says it all. Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara is a best-seller thanks to its ability to volumize, lengthen and darken lashes to perfection. Apply one coat for length and definition and up to three maximum intensity.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $31, Too Faced
The natural-looking full brows of your dreams are just a few brushstrokes away when you have the right pencil in hand. Benefit's ultra-fine waterproof version creates blendable hair-like strokes that look like the real deal and last for 12 hours, but you still might want a touch up post-swim or for a marathon day that goes even longer than that.
Benefit Cosmetics, Precisely My Brow Pencil, $32, Indigo
You may already be packing disposable contacts for when you're getting out of the water again, or switching to a nighttime, glasses-free look, but have you heard of these? Acuvue Oasys with Transitions seamlessly adapt to changes in lighting, so you can skip the sunglasses — and the squinting.
Acuvue Oasys with Transitions, $150 - $175 for 3 months, eye care professionals