When it comes to beauty, it’s always best to keep versatility in mind. Life can be busy, and sometimes that last thing on your mind is stopping to contour your cheekbones. Like a lifejacket on a boat, there some items that are extremely handy in the case of a beauty emergency. So if you have to step out of the office and into an evening event, here are some items to keep on hand (or in your desk).
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2: This first iteration of this product has been hailed by beauty bloggers, professionals and amateurs alike. With 12 neutral shades that are complimentary for all skin tones, brush a lighter shade like “Tease” or “Half Baked” over the eyelid for a neutral daytime look. Then for a quick evening switch, add a deeper shade like “YDK” or “Busted” to the outer crease of the eye and lower lash line to create a more dramatic evening look.
Stila Lip and Cheek Stain: Products that do double duty are true beauty lifesavers. The Stila stain combo has pH technology, which reacts to the pH levels on the lips and the face of the user to create the perfect colour balance. The clickable pen applicator makes for easy application, which can help in case you have to apply in transit.
Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara: This mascara will make sure you’re photo shoot fresh, with a slight blue tint that will cancel out any eye redness caused from staring at a screen all day long. It’s flake-proof and smudge-proof, ensuring your lashes will look great no matter the time.