You never know what life may throw at you, so it’s important to be prepared for any situation.
No, not the apocalypse—beauty emergencies! What if you feel a zit coming on? Get a blister on your foot? It’s better to be equipped with necessary products than have to go through your day roughing it.
Check out our list of one-the-go beauty buys you need in your book bag.
This kit includes a Spiritual Gangster cosmetic bag, Dr. Roebuck’s No Worries Hydrating Face Moisturizer, Dr. Roebuck’s Bondi Hydrating Mist, Supergoop! Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 and HUM Nutrition Collagen POP + Vitamin C Dissolvable Tablets. Valued at $71, this Sephora exclusive bag is a total steal.
This five-pack of hand sanitizers includes mermaid-themed, pocket-friendly scents. The fragrances included are two So Berry Sweet, two At the Beach and one Pineapple Coconut. We know school is a huge outlet for germs, so these will definitely come in handy for you and your classmates.
Wake up your skin with this multipurpose mist. Infused with clear quartz, this elixir hydrates, calms and cleanses. If you’re into the powers of healing and crystals, you’ll love how this spray unblocks chakras and provides overall clarity—while giving your dull skin just the midday boost it needs!
Fight off oily hair with this powerful dry shampoo from Drybar. It just might be the most enticing scent in the world, and it cleans up your hair in no time—perfect if you have to jet somewhere important fresh from the school day. Available in travel-size, this bad boy can easily fit in your purse or bookbag.
If you’re on your way to meet up with your crush for lunch or need a simple touch-up in between classes, you need to keep a perfume with you at all times. Chloé’s rollerball perfume is a sweet floral scent that is perfect for school—flirtatious, feminine and not overpowering.
Instead of opting for a traditional deodorant that you have to constantly apply throughout the day, use a natural, non-toxic one. Kopari’s coconut-scented deodorant will absorb unwanted oils in the underarm area while additionally delivering odor protection.
If you feel a zit coming on, it’s best to take care of it right away, rather than let it fester. This acne spot treatment from The Better Skin Co. comes in incredible rollerball form for easy, quick use. Zap away unwanted zits and clear up your skin before a blemish even has a chance to form.
When you just have to wear your new shoes that you know are going to give you blisters, this balm will ensure they never form or see the light of day. Made with coconut oil, your feet will remain moisturized, avoiding any chances of dry, cracked feet getting in the way of your school day.
This instant stain remover will be an absolute lifesaver for the times you spill something on your outfit. The pen works great with juice, coffee, ketchup and more. Your friends will worship you when they need to borrow it, too!
Combat dry, cracked hands with this portable lotion from EOS. The fresh, cucumber scent will keep your hands nourished, soothed and moisturized for hours on end. After all, being stuck inside all day at school is bound to cause dry skin to flare up.
Perfect to use after gym class or any type of sports practice, these fragrance-free, pre-moistened makeup remover wipes will keep your skin fresh and clean. It’s important to remove makeup when you plan on getting sweaty, so that you can avoid your pores from getting dirt inside of them.
If you’re prone to oily skin, you absolutely need blotting papers at your beck and call. Rather than heading to the bathroom and patting your face with a paper towel, use these absorption wipes to clear up excess oil and perspiration.
When you need to wake up your skin for an end-of-the-day presentation or you’re simply looking exhausted, add some color to your face, with the help of Nudestix. The brand’s multipurpose Nudies Bloom tool is equipped with a brush and cream that can be used on your cheeks, lips and eyes.
If you don’t feel like touching up your lips in between every single class, opt for a long-lasting, beautifully colored liquid lipstick. This gorgeous shade from LaBelle Makeup will look great with any skin tone, and is a subtle, appropriate hue for school.
Keeping a pressed powder on you at all times is essential for long days at school. This buildable powder hides imperfections and provides the skin with an even, all-around tone. It leaves a natural-looking finish and is shine-free.
No makeup bag is complete without mascara—it instantly widens your eyes and makes you look awake. 3ina’s mascara has an easy-to-apply bristle that won’t leave your lashes looking clumpy. Make your lashes thicker, give them more definition and have them appear longer.
Hydrate and moisturize your lips with the cult-favorite Balm Dotcom from Glossier. This multi-purpose lip balm nourishes and heals dry, cracked lips. Whether you need a quick pucker-up or something to moisten your lips, this is a great option.
This travel size concealer works absolute wonders. It’s great to use under the eyes to cover up dark circles, or bags from those nights when you’re up late studying. The product itself is buildable, so feel free to use it to cover up skin blemishes or anything else you want to hide.
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