If you’re a particularly busy person, or if you just try not to carry more than one bag at a time, packing for a work day can suck. Not solely because you need to carry everything to get you through until 6pm, but because you don’t necessarily know where you’re going from work, and what makeup you’re going to need. It’s even worse if you live a jet-set lifestyle, because makeup junkies can’t carry every single product in their arsenal with them, even on a long trip. We’ve rounded up a few products to help you cut down your makeup bag clutter, whatever life you lead.
Bite Beauty Multi-Stick
If you’re a fan of multi-use products, this one, developed by Canadian lipstick brand Bite Beauty, is surely on your radar. Our personal favorite shade is Mochi, a “classic red” that looks beautiful on any skintone. You can use it on your eyes, cheeks, or lips—it’s incredibly pigmented, and safe for wherever you choose.
Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Priming Pencil
If you’re going out at night or during the day, or just not gonna be in front of a mirror for a few hours, you’re going to want to use a primer for your makeup. Although skeptics might say that primers don’t do anything, products like Urban Decay’s always prove the naysayers wrong. Use this pencil on your eyes or lips for a long-lasting look.
Edible Beauty Goddess on the Go Balm
There’s no excuse not to carry a multi-purpose balm with you at all times. Regardless of whether you’re prone to dry skin or not, a product like this one from Australian naturals brand Edible Beauty can help with anything from chapped lips to taming brows. It’s an on-the-go miracle, and it also smells really, really good.
Red Earth Bye Bye Dry Moisturizing Face Primer
Okay, so this one might not be one you can carry with you daily. However, it’s incredibly handy if you need to take a trip anywhere, or if you’re lazy and don’t feel like putting on both a primer and a moisturizer in the morning. From environmentally-conscious Australian brand Red Earth, it’s a lightweight primer and moisturizer, but don’t worry, it won’t clog your pores.
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek
RMS Beauty, the all-natural cosmetics company started by celebrity makeup artist Rose Marie Smith, is known for putting out consistently great products—and it’s well-known that this is one of their best. A lip balm and cheek tint, it’s buildable regardless of the area you choose to use it. The shade Spell, a “modern dusty nude rose,” is a personal favorite.