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    20 Beauty Products You'll Want With You At All Times

    There's def room for these gems next to your tiny bottle of Sriracha and the copy of The Corrections that you still haven't finished!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pack of natural bamboo and charcoal absorbing tissues in a convenient pack so you can soak up any excess oil on your face throughout the day.,

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these oil-blotting sheets for more info!

    Promising review: "I have been searching for something as effective as this for a long time now. I have extremely oily skin. I live in the Caribbean and whether I wear foundation or not, very early in the day my face is covered in oil, mostly over my T-zone. I tried this and it is excellent. It picks up the oil quickly, leaving my face naturally matte for hours. I am well pleased with the light weight of the sheets. The pack fits perfectly in my purse or jeans pockets. I have no dislikes. I will stock up on it. Anyone with oily skin will find this as a must have." —Melisa

    Get a 100-pack from Amazon for $6.60.

    2. A tube of Lanolips 101 coconutter ointment whose coconut oil and vitamin E formula will be your new favorite cure-all. Need to moisturize? Use your Lanolips. Lips feeling dry? Lanolips. Going through a breakup? Lanolips will never leave you.

    Free People

    Promising review: "This winter destroyed my skin like never before. I had dry patches that I scratched until they bled. My hands looked 10 years older, cracked, sore, visibly dry, and felt awful. I tried so many things, and nothing worked at all. Enter Lanolips 101 Ointment. On first use, I was super impressed with the immediate results, instant hydration, and eased the pain of the cracks. 36 hours and only two more applications later, the cracks, dryness, and dry patches were GONE, and everything was reversed." —Leybai

    Get it from Free People for $13.50.

    3. A Clinique lip balm for adding a dose of hydration to your lips throughout the day *with* color payoff!

    Promising review: "I much prefer tinted lip balms to traditional lipstick, and I couldn't wait to try this. It lives up to the hype, is very moisturizing, and lasts longer than I expected. I got Whole Lotta Honey (a pinky-nude that I think would be great on anyone) and Fuller Fig, which was the perfect pink-brown color I was searching for. It leaves lips soft and smooth, and I will definitely buy more." —sephoraholic30

    Get it from Sephora for $18.50 (available in 11 shades).

    4. A pack of tooth wipes to use on stains that usually occur after a glass of red wine, coffee, or even tea. Simply rub the wipe on your teeth and voilà! Stains be gone!


    Promising review: "Genius! As a big cabernet drinker, I’m always concerned about purple teeth! Before I leave the house I throw a packet or two in my purse and don’t have to think twice. Buy these white wipes!" —K. Welch

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $7.49.

    5. A duo of Mario Badescu facial sprays so you can dramatically enter any room in a cloud of luxurious, refreshing mist. The aloe, cucumber, and green tea mist invigorates skin, while the aloe, herbs, and rosewater mist hydrates. Refreshing!

    Promising review: "I've been buying Mario Badescu products for over a decade. They are top of the line and if they claim their product does it, you can guarantee it does what it says! I use the cucumber spray on my yoga clients as a refreshing mist while practicing outdoors. My clients always ask where I got this spray. It’d be a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer." —Chrystal

    Get them from Amazon for $14.

    6. A mini Benefit mascara in case you need to amp up your look while on-the-go. A little of this cult-fave volumizing formula goes a long way when touching up your makeup, and the tiny size makes it easy to always have on hand.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is a phenomenal product. It grabs onto every single lash and separates them beautifully. The end of the brush is perfect for getting those tough to grab lashes on the inner and outer parts of your eyes!" —lushbrush

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $13 or Sephora for $13.

    7. Some BodyGlide anti-blister balm that has you covered when your new leather shoes decide to rebel and give you some major blisters. *Literally* stop them in their tracks with a swipe of this life-saver and keep rocking those new shoes.

    Ok, this isn't the most glamorous ~beauty product~, but blisters are a huge problem when it comes to expanding your fabulous shoe collection! Carrie Bradshaw just never had the COURAGE to talk about it!

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I usually wear heels that always give me blisters for eight hours and I didn't get a single one when using this. It really worked! I plan on getting it again and again. I always have it in my bag at work just in case." —Dee Ren

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A classic Maybelline red lipstick, because you never know when you'll need to bust out A Look and it's best to be prepared! This one has a creamy matte formula and comes in ~18~ different red hues.,

    Promising review: "I have been carrying this lipstick in my purse for a couple of months now. It is still very smooth, rich in color, and lasts for hours. The color is a very nice deep red, and it doesn't cake." —Ma Alexandra Malo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.31 (available in 12 shades).

    See what won best matte lipsticks on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    9. A Stila Stay All Day liquid eyeliner pen with a super precise tip to touch up your cat eye throughout the day *or* for adding one after work to go out. Your office can't HANDLE the sharp lines Stila serves.,

    Promising review: "Stila Stay All Day liner is now a must have in my makeup bag. I love this formula — it applies smoothly and dries quickly. The color is a intense black. I apply at 5 a.m. everyday, and when I go to take it off after 8 p.m. it still looks perfect. I also wear contacts and have sensitive eyes and was easily able to wear this product without irritation. It lasted me close to four or five months, and I use and I use it probably five days a week." —Michelle N

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 12 colors).

    Read more about its intense staying power in a BuzzFeeder's full-review about why she loves this eyeliner and why it won best mid-priced liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    10. And! An E.l.f. makeup remover pen in the event you go a little overboard with the eyeliner situation. Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has those days.


    Promising review: "These are like magic erasers for your eye makeup boo-boos, like when you apply mascara, sneeze immediately after, and suddenly look like a Raggedy Ann doll — NO MORE! This little gem cleans it up beautifully! Just remember to ALWAYS wipe the tip of the pen with a tissue to remove the makeup right away. My daughter neglected to do this with her pen and it didn't work very well after a few uses. I keep this in my purse for emergency 'raccoon' moments and I'm still using this pen after five months!" —K. Rogers

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.37.

    11. A classic tube of Burt's Bees lip balm for keeping your pucker hydrated and refreshed AF using beeswax, vitamin E, and peppermint oil. No matter how many new brands of lip balm enter my life, Burt's is still always in the rotation HEAVY.

    Promising review: "Burt's Bees is my go to for lip balm! I have always had a problem with other balms causing my lips to chap even more and this is the only one that doesn't have that effect. Not only do I love the smell of this assortment, but the price is very good for the four-pack. If you're like me, you have one stuck in every purse, pocket, or drawer, so having a bunch of these lying around is a necessity. I love that these are made with all-natural products. The coconut and pear is by far my favorite flavor in this four-pack!" —Happy Arizonian

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.07.

    12. A tube of ever-important Neutrogena sunscreen, because sun protection is the ultimate key to skincare. This non-greasy matte formula is perfect for acne-prone skin, meaning it won't even ruin your makeup. There's no excuse to get caught without any while catching some rays!

    Did I mention it's SPF 55? Color me impressed.

    Promising review: "This is not only my favorite sunscreen, but also that of my friends! The dry-touch feel is really great. This is the only one sunscreen that doesn't give me a whole greasy mess and overwhelming sunscreen smell. My skin doesn't feel being 'blocked' even when I apply more than I should, and it does not block sweat or leaves marks after sweat. The broad spectrum protection is good for both protecting against discoloring and fine lines. I also like how the container is slim and flat, because it fits nicely in my purse." —Y. Xia

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    13. A magnifying compact so you don't have to rely on your friends to tell you if you have something in your teeth. Though them not telling you is the truest form of betrayal and is best to avoid.

    The compact has a regular mirror on one side and a 10X magnifying mirror on the other for fine detail touchups.

    Promising review: "This is a great quality little mirror. I inadvertently purchased two of them which worked out fine, as once my husband got his hands on one, he found it excellent for his picking and plucking! I bought this to carry in my purse for midday check, and it will be excellent for travel, as it is fairly lightweight, and compact. I like the stiff hinge so I can position it where and how I need it. This mirror is of great quality with no distortion. I could find nothing like this in the big box stores. It's an excellent mirror and the perfect size!" —Vivity

    Get it from Amazon for $10.47 (available in two colors).

    14. A travel pack of floss picks for when you do have something in your teeth and need to take action. Go ahead and put "proactive problem solver" on your resume; once you have floss in your bag, it's the truth.

    After you're done with your travel case (you get a set of 12 floss picks), you can refill it with a pack of 36 floss picks ($5.35 on Amazon).

    Promising review: "I purchased these to keep in my purse zipper compartment for 'emergencies', aka getting something stuck in between my teeth such as pepper, lettuce, herbs, or whatever. I can go to the powder room and remove whatever it is. I feel better having these in tow. We love Plackers for use here at home — they make flossing easy. With age, it just seems things tend to get stuck more, and these are a great idea to have along, just for in case. I can refill the case if I do end up needing to use them. The case is easy to open and close, and feels like it will stay closed in my purse. These are a great idea! I'm very happy to have this little travel case of Plackers tucked away in my purse!" —Small~Town~Girl

    Get a 12-pack in a travel case from Amazon for $4.85.

    15. A cruelty-free, vegan, and aluminum-free Crystal travel deodorant you'll love so much for keeping you odor-free, you'll want to keep it in your bag and in your pits at all times.

    The deodorant also boasts 24-hour wear, ensuring your pits can avoid *the funk* all day long.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite deodorant. I have the travel- and full-size. I keep the travel-size one in my purse and unlike other deodorants, you don't have to worry about different temperatures affecting it. It lasts forever!!! I just run the stick under water for a second and then shake it (you want it damp) and then roll it under my arms. I have very sensitive skin — I often get a rash under my arms from other deodorants and that has never happened with this one. It really works. I work all day and then go to the gym to do a hard workout and rarely have to reapply. It's incredible that this is salt and it protects from B.O. so well. The cap screws off easily." —Ali

    Get it from Amazon for $3 (available in four styles).

    See what won best natural deodorants on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    16. A travel-sized tube of Burt's Bees hand cream that's formulated with baobab oil, watermelon seed oil, pumpkin oil, and green tea extract to moisturize even very dry hands and *keep* them that way.


    This lotion is formulated without parabens or phthalates. Hooray!

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite hand cream. I have bought it a gift and for myself. It is so moisturizing but not greasy whatsoever, absorbs quickly, and lasts a long time. It's perfect for carrying in your purse and it has no scent which I appreciate when I'm out in public and I don't want to suffocate people with heavy lotion scent. I am also an RN and always have very chapped hands. Most lotions just dry my hands out even more, but this is truly the only effective one I've used." —Ashley M.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.39.

    17. A small can of Batiste dry shampoo to help you spritz your way to a fresh-looking mane, even if you only notice your head is a grease pit when someone looks at you funny on the subway.

    This variety pack comes with original, blush, tropical, and cherry scents.

    Promising review: "I love this dry shampoo. The compact sizes are perfect for your purse or the gym. They do leave a small amount of white residue on your hair, but I just fluff up my hair with my hands and it's gone. I have purchased these many times from this seller." —Anne

    Get a variety pack of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A pack of Neutrogena makeup-removing wipes, because there's nothing worse than wanting to take off your makeup SO BADLY and having no way to do so. Do you want to get caught in a rainstorm, have a smeared face, and be stuck like that? I don't think so!

    Promising review: "These have always been my favorite makeup remover! I’ve tried other brands, along with the liquid remover with cotton pads, and this has been the most consistent and least irritating of all! Other brands make my eyes swell or are too rough and scratchy, but Neutrogena wipes are soft enough and don’t seem to irritate my eyes. My forever go-to!" —DAgonis

    Get a two-pack with 25 wipes each from Amazon for $7.87.

    See what won best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    19. A bouncy Maybelline concealer that will instantly brighten up tired eyes and cover up dark circles anytime throughout the day. This baby has over 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon, making it a tried-and-true purse staple.,

    Check out BuzzFeeder's full review on this concealer for more info!

    Promising review: "I will not live without this stuff. I have one in my purse, makeup kit, car, desk, and each medicine chest. It's perfect for a quick touch-up. Add a light colored shadow over the top to just 'set' it so that your mascara or eyeshadow do not 'stick' to it. It is great for an all-over foundation in a pinch, and GREAT as a blemish coverup. Keep making this, Maybelline!!!" —Lifted420

    Get it from Amazon for $6.39+ (available in 12 shades).

    20. A Marc Jacobs roll-on perfume so you'll always be keeping it ~fresh~ and feel casually fancy to boot. Try Daisy Dream for a floral and fruity everyday scent.

    Promising review: "This bottle is perfect for trying out the scent and traveling. I smelled it in the store and couldn't stop thinking about it, so I had to order the smallest size so I could try it on myself for a few days. The scent is light and fresh. I love it so much!" —Jess8991

    Get it from Amazon for $21.78.

    "How the heck did you fit all of that in your bag?"


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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