31 Must-Haves For Your Purse That You Can Get At Walmart
So you're prepared for whatever the day may bring.
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NYX Professional Makeup setting spray for when you need your makeup to last all day, but forgot to set it in place while rushing out to work. Just toss it in your bag and go!
Promising review: "This kept my foundation intact for 14 hours. I put make up on at 7 in the morning and didn't do any touch-ups throughout the day. I returned at 9 at night to my face still matte and my foundation hadn't melted." — Kelsey000000
Maybelline multi-use concealer formulated with goji berry and Haloxyl — a blood circulation booster — to diminish puffiness and cover dark circles under your eyes. Plus, it's made with a sponge applicator to effortlessly use on the go.
Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. It works so well in hiding my raccoon eyes and brightening them up instantly. The applicator makes cover up so easy — just twist and apply — because it just glides on effortlessly. I feel like a make-up artist when I use it."— TJC1
Price: $7.98 (available in seven shades)
A pack of
Clean & Clear blotting sheets that'll keep your face shine-free without leaving behind a powder residue. Dab, dab, dab, and you're done.
Promising review: "This is my favorite product! I never leave home without it! I have oily skin and these sheets help me remain shine-free and feeling my best all day. I have one in my car, purse, and backpack! Plus, they don't remove makeup while removing my excess oil!"— syd
Burt's Bees moisturizing lip balm made with beeswax, vitamin E, and a hint of peppermint oil so you always have something on hand to hydrate and nourish your lips.
This lip balm is available in six flavors: Beeswax, coconut and pear, mango, pomegranate, vanilla bean, wild cherry.
Promising review: "I've never tried Burt's Bees lip balm before, but I'm glad I did! I love that this is an all-natural lip balm; the ingredient list is so simple and easy to understand unlike other brands I've tried. This lip balm leaves my lips moist for hours without a greasy feeling. I love the smell of peppermint and the cooling sensation on my lips when I apply it. "— HannahSha
Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover that'll break down and eliminate stains on the spot, so you can go ahead and enjoy those BBQ ribs for lunch.
Promising review: "I love these little laundry helpers. It's easy to carry in my purse. I am at the hospital often and get blood stains on my own clothing for a procedure and I use these all the time." — cindyp
Price: $6.99 for a pack of three
A travel-friendly bottle of
Neutrogena hand cream that's dermatologist-recommended, fragrance-free, and formulated to relieve dry hands.
Promising review: "I have been using Neutrogena Hand Cream for years, because it is the best at keeping the skin on my hands soft, supple, and moisturized including my cuticles. A little goes a long way and it does not readily wash off. It absorbs into my skin fairly quickly and thoroughly, but it's not greasy." — 2Softhands
Price: $7.60 (for a pack of two)
Neutrogena SPF 100+ sunscreen for lightweight sun protection in rain or shine. Protect that skin!
Promising review: "This is my second tube. I love how it does not feel greasy or heavy and I like the smell. This makes me not dread wearing sunscreen. It doesn't rub off on your car seats or furniture." — Proud Texas
Neutrogena lip gloss with SPF 20, because your lips need sun protection as well, of course.
Promising review: "This is the best lip balm I have ever used! I've used this for several years and recently had difficulty finding this product in stores, so tried other products. Nothing compares to how well this works to moisturize my lips and you can feel it working as opposed to leaving your lips feeling waxy. Also the SPF is great — it's a staple in my beach bag." — Casi
Price: $5.84 (available in two shades)
Secret Freshies deodorant ball that takes up little space in your bag, but majorly refreshes your pits when needed.
Promising review: "This is the perfect size to fit in my purse. The smell is great and the product is the same great quality of all of their other deodorants. The packaging is somewhat discreet, however, very similar to chapstick, so hopefully someone does not make that mistake. — Veronica
portable charger so you're never stuck with a dead phone in the middle of music festival or when you're just trying to get home after a horrible date. It happens.
Promising review: "This is the best portable charger I've ever had. It's easy to charge and easy to use. The power lasts and it looks nice as well."— iPhone Lynn
Purell hand sanitizer, because everyone needs a germ destroyer especially after enjoying the thrills of public transportation.
Price: $10.69 (for a pack of nine)
fruit and nut bar made with just three ingredients: dates, almonds, and unsweetened cherries for when you're craving a snack without all the artificial ingredients.
Promising review: "I love the cherry Larabars! The cherry taste really comes through and it's a nice snack to have around that doesn't load you up on fake sugar and preservatives." — dwbdrb
Price: $4.99 for a box of five bars
A travel size bottle of
Not Your Mother's dry shampoo that absorbs excess oils and adds volumes to your hair on mornings when you have no time to wash it, but need to feel like you did.
Promising review: "I bought this to try and was impressed at how it works. It's something that I use when I wake up late, in a hurry, and have no time for a shower! I spray it, fix my hair, and speed off to work! It also has a clean scent."— Vikk
A pack of
metal straws with silicone straw tips so you can say no to straws when you go out.
This pack of metal straws comes with four bent straws (two small and two large), four straight straws (two small and two large), eight silicone straw tips, two cleaning brushes, and a pouch.
Benadryl Itch Relief stick formulated with an antihistamine to reduce pain and help resist your urge to itch rashes and insect bites.
Promising review: "This little stick is a life saver. My son is severely allergic to pecan trees and luckily a friend of mine had this in her bag and it save the day for my son. It works amazing well."— Leslieholliday1
This pack of 24 patches is resealable and the patches come in three different patch sizes: 7mm (10 each), 10mm (5 each), and 12mm (9 each).
Promising review: "I love these patches. I typically put them on at night right before I go to bed and boom my pimple is gone by the morning! I'll also occasionally wear them during the day when I have an event that night and due to them being fairly clear, I don't think people notice it. It's much better than wearing thick, white acne spot cream that can be seen from miles away." — ZahraB
Downy wrinkle releasing spray to get rid of those pesky wrinkles in your dress before your presentation at work.
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Promising review: "I took this on vacation to deal with wrinkles from the suitcase. This stuff worked extremely well. I won't travel without it anymore." — Jon
Poo~Pourri Before-You-Go toilet spray to always leave whatever bathroom you use smelling better than when you arrived.
Promising review: "It's a godsend! It's a magnificent product. If there's anyone in your family with IBS, iBD, Crohn's, or Ulcerative Colitis, this product will keep your bathroom fit to go into no matter how many trips are made to the toilet! I love it and won't be without it!" — BryOhio
GUM Soft-Picks to gently remove any food stuck between your teeth so you don't have to worry about walking back to the office with spinach in your smile.
Promising review: "These soft picks make it very easy to reach between tight teeth and are very handy to carry with me in the plastic case." — McCready
Gold Bond Friction Defense stick made with aloe for a non-greasy, unscented way to reduce chafing and prevent daily friction.
Promising review: "I love this product. It keeps my sports bras from rubbing and chafing while working out. It also keeps my thighs from rubbing together. It's great for any place that is susceptible to chafing, rubbing, or blisters." — gatooty
Maybelline Super Stay Foundation Stick to conceal, contour, highlight, and cover any blemishes without having to use multiple products. Plus, it comes with a precision pointed blender sponge to make applying on the go so much easier.
Promising review: "It's creamy yet without all the residue that most foundations leave behind due to the powdery section of it. It's great to use as foundation on the go. The best consistency, coverage, and feel that I've ever had. I keep coming back to it. I like the stick format and it doesn't dry out my skin the way other stick versions do." — ambikad
Price: $9.98 (available in 16 shades)
A pack of
e.l.f. Cosmetics Charcoal Hydrogel Under Eye Masks infused with purified water, charcoal, seaweed extract, and licorice you can use in the car on your way to work that'll detox, plump, and brighten under eyes when you don't have time for makeup.
Promising review: "Wow, I finally found a pair that works! I received it last week and could not wait to put them on. It was easy to apply, comfortable to wear, and immediately gives a fresh, cool sensation! After 15 minutes, I removed them and dab the remaining gel unto my skin. I saw the result right away! I looked like I just had a good night's sleep! "— Michou
Price: $8 for a set of three
transparent bag that'll organize your purse by helping you keep all your makeup and electronics in one place.
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Promising review: "This is a great bag for makeup because it's easy to find things and holds longer things like eyeliner easily. Mine has a zipper, unlike what other reviewers said, so it closes. Wipes clean. Perfect" — marbels
Lens wipes to clean your glasses and sunglasses while traveling so you can see everything crystal clear.
Promising review: "Was hesitant at first to use these as I didn't believe they would clean without smudges or streaks. Glad I was wrong. These little suckers are a God-send. They clean beautifully and are so portable and convenient. I keep some in the car, purse, and at work." — Florida
Basu eAlarm to use in the event of an emergency and alert others around you to help.
Promising review: "Well, I was a little skeptical and couldn't figure it out at first, but once I did, WOW! It was so loud, that it about scared the crap out of me. I can imagine it would ward off a would-be creep or two if they tried to mess with me, that is for sure. I can imagine it would attract some help as well. This would have been great back in my college days, but its attached to my key ring now and while I trust I'll never need it, it gives me a little peace of mind in this wicked world we live in." — walmartnurd
This kit includes two cleansing wipes, four gauze pads, and six Band-Aid Brand Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages.
Promising review: "I love this little kit. I play softball and I'm a cheerleader so any time I get scratched or anything this kit really helps. It is always in my bag. My friends laughed about it at first, but they loved it when they needed something. I will definitely be buying this for the rest of my life." — Cheersmartie2014
A tin of
mints to pop in your mouth and freshen your breathe before an interview, party, or date.
Promising review: "Simply Gum Peppermint Mints are refreshing and great tasting. They are perfect to freshen breath or just for a quick flavorful snack. I like the simple ingredients and that they are easy to eat. I can carry the small tin easily in my purse too. They are a great quality mint." — teacherjen310
Price: $7.45 for a three-pack
Revlon manicure-to-go nail kit for when you accidentally break a nail and need to fix it ASAP.
This kit includes a nail clipper with curved blades, a compact emery file, dual-ended cuticle trimmer, and a nylon case.
Promising review: "I like this set a lot! I like how all the pieces are contained in the pretty holder which is small enough to fit in a purse."— MORMOM
Maybelline 24-hour liquid lipstick with a two-step application — apply lipstick, let it dry, and then apply the balm — for a lip color that'll last through an impromptu night out with friends.
This liquid lipstick comes in a convenient, double-sided tube—one end is the liquid lipstick and the other end is the balm.
Promising review: "Excellent product! Lasts all day. The main way to obtain this result is to put on the lipstick in layers. Let each layer dry. Then apply the clear coat. During the day re-apply the clear coat. That's the secret! Great for professionals who don't want to re-apply color during lunch!" — HappyShoppingQueen
Price: $7.65+ (available in 17 shades)
rechargeable LED compact mirror because doing your makeup on-the-go is way easier when you have a well-lit compact mirror.
Promising review: "Really helpful when traveling. This has really helped a lot, the fact that it has led lights its amazing and will be on my purse all the time. AMAZING!" — Liset
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