When you’re dashing around on a hectic day, you need a few dependable makeup products to carry around in your bag. How else can you look your fabulous best no matter where you are? We give you a few versatile makeup products to have stashed in your bag at all times - after all, you never know who you will run into after a hectic workday or a sweaty workout! You’ll definitely thank us then.
If you haven’t already scored yourself a marvellous BB cream than we don’t know what you’re waiting for. Forget about piling on the foundation, just blend on a good BB cream to cover up dark circles and blemishes, brighten up dull skin, moisturize and provide SPF protection. It provides all that while feeling super-light on the skin, which is pretty perfect right? Definitely a product you should never leave home without. POPxo Loves: Deborah Milano 5 in 1 BB Cream (Rs. 625)
If you’re in a rush or have last minute plans after work then you can always use a creamy lipstick for a pretty pucker (obviously!) and to bring some colour to your cheeks as well. Dot it on to the apples of your cheeks and blend for a nice, rosy finish. You can also invest in a good lip and cheek stain, which is an amazing double duty product great for most skin types. Plus, they bring a natural looking flush to your cheeks. POPxo Loves: The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain (Rs. 850)
A creamy lip liner in a shade of brown helps define your lips. And it can also be used as a makeshift eyeliner and to fill in your brows if needed! Besides, you can apply it to your lids and blend it in to use as an eyeshadow. It can really come to your rescue when you’re on the go and need to take your makeup from day to night. POPxo Loves: Coloressence Brown Lip Liner Pencil ( Rs. 145)
A tiny pot of Vaseline in your bag will always come in handy when you’re on the go. You can use it as a lip balm, as a moisturizer for dry hands, as a highlighter on your cheekbones and as a makeup remover. Vaseline can also help you control frizz - just rub a tiny amount between your palms and swipe your hands over your hair to tame flyaways!
There’s so much you can do with eyeshadow - other than adding colour to your lids! Dabbing a bit of white shadow in the inner corners of your eyes will help them look bigger and brighter. Also, using white or gold eyeshadow as a liner along your lower lashline is a great way to make your eyes pop. Gold eyeshadow looks fab on Indian skin tones and is amazing to use along the brow bone, cheekbone and down the bridge of your nose to give you an irresistible glow. Also, dab some on to the bow of your lips to help them appear softer and fuller. Who knew that one product could help illuminate your face in so many ways, right?! POPxo Loves: Lakme Absolute Color Illusion Eyeshadow Gold Pearl (Rs. 750)
Of course no makeup routine is complete without bringing some drama to our lashes! But that’s not the only way you can put your mascara to use. It’s great for taming your brows when you’re in a hurry and to use as an eyeliner when you’re on the move. Simply dip an eyeliner brush into your mascara tube and line your lids. This will help you cut down the number of products to carry in your bag and can save you when you’re on the move and far from home! POPxo Loves: Maybelline Volume Express Colossal Waterproof Mascara (Rs. 350)
We don’t need to tell you twice to always carry a mini bottle of perfume with you. And especially in this stifling heat, you can’t leave home without one! Not only will it help you smell great and feel fresh in this sweaty weather, it can help freshen up your strands as well. Just spritz some onto the bristles of your hairbrush and run it through your mane to ensure your hair smells amazing at all times. POPxo Loves: Nike Up Or Down For Woman Perfume (Rs 899) MUST-READ: Save Or Splurge? Where To Put Your Money In Makeup MUST-READ: #BeautyRecycle: 7 Exciting Ways To Save Money and Reuse Old Makeup