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Beauty 911: 6 Summer Essentials for Your Purse

There are certain beauty products that, packed into your purse, really do make life easier. And we’re not talking about those roomy totes. We’re talking about your every day, already-filled-to-the brim work purses, briefcases, clutches and crossbody bags. Which is why we love the following pocketbook-friendly emergency essentials.

1. A Sunscreen That Won’t Mess Up Your Makeup

Kiss My Face Sunscreen Spray, $11

This facial sunscreen spray is great because you can spritz it right over our makeup—no rubbing required.

2. A Tiny Bottle of Dry Shampoo

Batiste Mini Dry Shampoo in Tropical, $4

Be prepared to get rid of the greasies the moment they strike with a travel-sized bottle of dry shampoo. A fragranced one will fix a stale hair scent in seconds.

3. Blotting Papers 

Palladio Oil Absorbing Rice Paper Tissues with Rice Powder, $4

These blotting papers come in three shades: Translucent, Natural, and Warm Beige. They are also two-sided: you use the matte side to blot away shine, and the powdered side to add some additional touch-up coverage. Genius. 

4. A Small Bottle of Scent

Kai Perfume Oil, $34

When your scent wears off, freshen it up with Kai’s super-potent Perfume Oil (go easy when you apply). Plus, it’s so small it will fit right in your front pocket.

5. A Lip Balm with SPF

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, $23

Midday chapped lips ruin any chance of a decent reapplication of color. Fresh’s treatment has done wonders for my super-dry lips—I never leave home without it.

6. Discreet Deodorant

Lavanilia’s Mini Deodorant Trio, $22

Lavanila’s adorably packaged, travel-sized non-deodorant looking deodorants are perfect for your purse. And you get three great scents to choose from: Vanilla Coconut, Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Grapefruit.


Susan Linney

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