There’s a misconception that having a hectic schedule means you have to sacrifice your look. You picture yourself rushing out the door in the morning – hair pulled back in a ponytail, coffee and croissant in hand, applying concealer on your commute. And after work, you’re frantically trying to fix your lipstick and spritz on a hint of perfume before heading to happy hour and then dinner. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Adjusting how you select which products to use is key – from identifying the best options for your specific needs to predicting and preparing for potential beauty-mergencies before they happen. Whether you need to fix smudged mascara or remove all your makeup without a sink, want to give your hair an instant refresh, or are experiencing a mild fashion crisis, we have just what you need ahead. By equipping yourself with these six products, you’ll be prepared to look and feel your best around the clock – regardless of what your schedule throws at you.
1 Frizz-Taming Hair Treatment
Frizz isn’t limited to one season or climate; for some hair types, it can be a year-round issue. Thankfully, a touch-up cream ensures you stay frizz-free between showers and then some. Girls on the go who struggle with frizz will love this, because it’s designed to be used on dry hair – anywhere and anytime. It’s perfectly sized for travel, too!
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Agent Touch-Up Crème
2 Skin Cleansers That Don’t Require a Sink
In case you haven’t been clued in to buzz surrounding micellar waters, allow us to introduce you to your new skincare saviour. Beyond effortlessly removing makeup in a single swipe, micellar water is touted for its ability to gently clean and clarify skin. This is exactly what makes it a staple in Japanese Beauty (also known as J-Beauty) skincare routines. What’s more, it does this all without the need for a sink – perfect for on the go! From Bioré, Japan’s #1 cleansing brand, we suggest a charcoal-infused formula to absorb excess oil for normal or oily complexions, or a baking soda option to deep clean pores without drying out skin for combination.
3 Portable Lint Roller
Whether you’ve got a furry, four-legged friend at home or are simply wearing a fabric that’s prone to attracting fuzz and the like, consider a lint roller your BFF. These reusable options come with a handy cap and are so compact, you could even fit them in a small crossbody bag. They also come in a variety of colours, making them as chic as they are functional.
4 A Discrete Manicure Set
Introducing the (slightly more approachable) Swiss army knife of on-the-go essentials: a compact manicure set. This version includes a total of five tools that will allow you to clip, file, and address any nail concerns no matter where you go. But that’s not all! You’d be surprised at just how useful these tools can be for a variety of other tasks – like the scissors to cut loose threads or the tweezers to pluck a stray eyebrow hair.
5 Universal Lip Gloss
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we think lip gloss sounds a little more accurate. With just the right amount of pigment and even more light-reflecting shine, a single swipe of lip gloss can instantly make you appear more put-together. We like this gloss in particular, which was designed to be a universal shade that flatters every skin tone flawlessly.
6 Do-It-All Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a real game changer when it comes to hair products. In addition to adding instant life back into dull strands, it can prolong the amount of time you take between regular shampoos. On the days where time is extra valuable, a few quick sprays of this will have your hair looking good as new – if not better.
KMS HairPlay Makeover Spray