You heart your Valentine’s Day outfit and your makeup is picture perfect. Cupid, eat your heart out!
Now the only date night dilemma is keeping your look red hot….from appetizers to dessert! No need to weigh down your nighttime bag with your entire beauty arsenal. Think outside the chocolate box and bring what’s clutch…
Bring A Mini Emergency Kit: Take along the necessities to clean up your act on the fly! Grab a tiny plastic bag and stuff in a couple of blotting papers (if oil is your issue), a pocket-sized cover-up palette, and a Q-tip or two dipped in lotion (to remove runny mascara or shadow).
Sephora Collection Concealer Palette, $20
Bring The Basics: Here’s a handy tip from Petra Strand, Makeup Artist and creator of Pixi Beauty. Dip a retractable makeup brush in translucent powder or bronzer, throw on the cover, and toss in your bag. It’s fuss-free and, unlike a compact, won’t break in into pieces. For true double duty beauty, bring along a product you can use for lips, cheeks, even eyes, in a blink. (Try Pixi’s Succulent Lip Twin, $18) Now, you’re covered!
Bring What You Love: Pick two or three must-have items and leave the rest at home. Beauty expert Jenn Falik knows what she would throw in her bag: Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Naked (she hearts the yummy vanilla mint scent) and Cle de Peau Beaute concealer, just in there's a makeup meltdown.
Finally, from garlicky Italian to after-dinner cappuccinos, keep breath fresh with a product like Colgate Wisp. This single-use mini toothbrush comes complete with a breath freshening bead. It’s compact, convenient, and no water or rinsing is required. We’re also big fans of the dental pick on the end…perfect for getting rid of leftover salad!