A sudden makeup emergency calls for a glamorous toolbox to conceal blemishes or touch up fading lipstick. With a triple-digit heat wave this week, here are some beauty products that won’t leave you with a run-of-the-mill makeup face.
Oil Transfer Sheets
Walking in the scorching SoCal sun can lead to an oily T-zone. Target Up & Up Oil Absorbing Sheets help remove excess oil from skin and resist makeup smudges. The 70-sheet pack is a cheap snag at $3.69.
A more expensive option is Beauty Bakerie’s parchment paper sheets, sold at Ulta for $12. A single pack, it contains 100 sheets, is cruelty-free and fragrance-free – and for those who like a little luxury, it’s infused with 24-karat gold flakes.
A wearable scent that silences pulse points guarantees a burst of freshness throughout the school day. Victoria’s Secret Eau de Parfum Rollerball is America’s number one scent at $19.95, infused with a sparkling scent of peonies and exotic fruits.
Another subtle floral option is Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Eau de Toilette for $29 at Ulta. Its aroma consists of green apple, jasmine, rose and musk. Despite its price, this backpack companion is durable and not too powerful.
Setting powder is a game-changer for skin, prolonging makeup wear with a soft matte finish. bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil Pressed Powder blurs blemishes and fine lines. It’s a lightweight product that’s perfect to carry to school and is sold at Ulta for $30, which includes an applicator pad and mirror.
Adhesive glue for eyelashes
The cost of eyelash extensions can easily eat up student bank accounts. However, beauty doesn’t always have to be a pain in the wallet. Those who prefer false eyelash strips must combine them with a reliable eyelash glue, otherwise the eyelashes will start hanging off the eyelid. Duo Eyelash Adhesive Dark Glue mixes and dries perfectly on the lash band. It is sold at Ulta for $6.99.
Excessive hand washing in hot water from a sink or pouring too much hand sanitizer into your palms irritates the skin barrier. Problems with dry hands require a moisturizing and soothing cream. Bath and Body Works Handy Glycerin Hand Cream is a heavy cream that softens skin texture for just $7.50.
Travel size hairbrush
Approaching a school mirror and being mortified by an unexpectedly bad day can drive anyone crazy. Carrying a small comb or brush to detangle hair is a lifesaver. Target’s Conair Collapsible Tease Comb and Hairbrush Combo is a 2-in-1 offering as it locks in volume and fullness.
Gloss and lipstick
Glitter lips are pleasing to the eye, and Marc Jacobs gold lip gloss promises it. Love’s High Shine Lip Lacquer plumps lips and creates an ultra-shiny look. It retails at Sephora for $28 but usually sells out quickly.
Those who aren’t fans of glitz can pack Rosebud Perfume Co.’s Menthol and Eucalyptus Balm for healing cracked skin, lips, and other minor skin irritations. It contains natural oils of menthol, eucalyptus and camphor to soothe the skin. A lip balm at Sephora sells for $7.
Smith’s Lip Balm Trio sold at Ulta for $17 includes a tube of rosebud pomade, a tube of mint pink lip balm, and a pink and tangerine lip balm. It’s hydrating, lightweight, skin-softening, and has a delicate scent your skin will be grateful for.