Good Things Come In Small Packages
As anyone who’s survived a fashion week is well aware, you basically live out of your bag from sunrise until long past sunset (stopping home in between shows and after-parties is completely out of the question). So when it comes to purse size, the bigger the better—the better to hold your laptop, iPhone, digital camera, notebook, a pair of flats, and the assorted mix of miniature beauty products you will surely need to keep that pale complexion and those greasy bangs from getting in the way of street-style superstardom. Here, we’ve amassed a short list of our favorite shrunken-down beauty essentials to help you make it through the non-stop hustle and bustle of New York fashion week.
Tweezerman Itty Bitty Files
Raggedy nails are not a good look on anyone. Keep that manicure neat and groomed with these teeny, tiny emery boards packaged in a matchbook-sized case.
Tweezerman Itty Bitty Files, $4, www.tweezerman.com.
First Aid Beauty Repair Cream to Go
This latest bout of frigid weather is bound to leave your skin a bit chapped and red. Soothe and moisturize with this super-rich oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramide-enriched cream that works just as well on chapped cheeks as it does on frost-bitten fingers.
First Aid Beauty Repair Cream to Go, $15, www.sephora.com.
Supersmile Quikee No-Rinse Toothpaste
Smiling and schmoozing while sucking down Venti coffees is a deadly combination unless you have this potent paste on hand.
Supersmile Quikee No-Rinse Toothpaste, $6, www.supersmile.com.
Frais Skin Revitalizer + Makeup Remover Towelettes
Need a makeup redo between shows? Whip out one of these refreshing and hydrating cloths to quickly prep your face for that next round of concealer and mascara.
Frais Skin Revitalizer + Makeup Remover Towelettes, $8 for 7 sachets, www.beautyhabit.com.
Nostalgia Organics Aromatherapy Balms
Whether you’re overtired, overbooked, or just plain over it, a quick rub of these gorgeous, micronized, scented balms on pulse points should have you right as rain in no time.
Nostalgia Organics Aromatherapy Balms, $10, www.beautyhabit.com.
Borba Mighty Energy Gummy Mice
When energy levels are down, perk up with these gummy-filled sachets. Infused with caffeine, taurine, vitamin B6, folic acid, and niacin, a half-dozen serving is the equivalent of downing an energy drink, but much better for you.
Borba Mighty Energy Gummy Mice, $14.99, www.borba.com.
Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
Shaking hands during cold and flu season is risky business. Take necessary precautions by applying this new all-natural, non-drying hand sanitizer liberally (and often).
Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, $6.50, www.sephora.com.
Revolution Glow Beauty Balm
Conceal sleep deprivation with a single swipe of this multiple-use stick on eyes, lips, and cheeks. With rosy, bronze, or golden shades to choose from, these olive, coconut, and jojoba oil-packed balms will give you a much needed outer glow.
Revolution Glow Beauty Balm, $34, www.revolutionorganics.com.
Klorane Dry Shampoo Spray to Go
Avoid time-sapping hair washes and make your fashion week blow-out last all week with this easily toteable dry shampoo. Corn and rice starch, plus absorbent micro-spheres, eliminate oil (and that dirty hair smell) while restoring bouncy volume to your locks.
Klorane Dry Shampoo Spray to Go, $7.50, www.sephora.com.