By Crista Lacqua
This post originally appeared on the blog MakingManhattan.com.
Some people feel naked without jewelry; we feel naked without a stash of go-to beauty products in our purse. Whether you’re heading to the spin class, grocery shopping in TriBeca or bouncing between meetings, the following items will keep you feeling fresh and ready for anything the day brings. And (surprise!) you need way less than you think.
Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes with Coconut Milk and Essential Oils, $9; ulta.com
Summer is here that means smelly, sweaty subway rides are at an all-time high. But, have no fear: If Pacifica’s Underarm Deodorant Wipes can save us from public scrutiny while riding the 6 train during rush hour in the height of a heat wave, then there’s hope for anyone. Made with all-natural ingredients, essential oils and coconut milk, these wipes deliver real results and smell so good you’ll feel like you’re on vacay. Plus, they conveniently fit in any size purse.
Glossier Lip Gloss, $14; glossier.com
This Lip Gloss is formulated with Vitamin E, so it will enhance and nourish your lips while adding a touch of shine sans glitter or color. It’s the perfect product to carry because whether you’re doing errands or handling work meetings, with one quick swipe across your lips, you’ll look sophisticated and put together.
Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Charming, $36; tataharperskincare.com
This double-duty product has become a regular in our beauty routine. If you yearn for effortless, naturally looking soft-pink cheeks and lips, then this product is for you. The color looks good on any skin tone and really brightens your face. It’s perfect for when the mid-afternoon work-slump hits and your face or lips need a quick pick-me-up color. Oh, and did we mention, Gwenyth Paltrow is a fan?
Soap & Glory Travel Size Hand Food, $4; ulta.com
It’s abnormally cute and small, smells like bergamot and rose heaven and moisturizes so well your hands will be mistaken for a baby’s bottom. With ingredients like shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow, Soap & Glory’s Travel Size Hand Food will deter dry or flaky skin.
Dior Fix It 2-In-1 Prime & Conceal, $36; dior.com
Calling all lazy girls: Dior’s ‘Fix It’ 2-In-1 Prime & Conceal is the savior you’ve been waiting for. There’s not much this product doesn’t do: It’s a multipurpose concealer stick that will hide your under-eye bags, blemishes, skin and lip pigmentation. The stick-applicator it comes in makes it so easy to apply while on a moving bus or train, or even walking! Don’t worry about creasing or looking cakey, this concealer is light but still gives sufficient coverage. Score!
Caroline Vazzana is a fashion writer, editor, and stylist living and working in her hometown of New York. She’s worked for Anna Sui, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, and InStyle. She has collaborated with designers including Betsey Johnson and Diane Von Furstenberg, and has styled celebrities for various red carpets like the MTV Video Music Awards and Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Caroline is currently the Founder & Creative Director ofMakingManhattan.com where she hopes to shed light on the industry to the future fashion generation. Make sure to follow her everywhere @cvazzana for an inside look into her day to day in NYC.