Who hasn’t panicked during a night out when they’ve looked down and seen a run in their stocking? What about the disaster of smudged lipstick or makeup that’s just not holding up? We’ve put together a beauty survival kit for you here so your holiday season celebrations take off without a hitch.
In your beauty survival kit, you’ll need...
... facial blotting tissues
No one wants oily-looking skin. If, during your night out, you notice your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) looks a bit too shiny, use facial blotting tissues.. They’ll absorb excess oil and reduce shine, as well as tighten up your pores.
The facial blotting tissues we like best are Lise Watier Oil-Blotting Papers and Personnelle Oil-Absorbing Sheets.
... lipstick, lip liner, makeup remover wipes and a compact mirror
You eat, drink, sing, laugh and kiss your friends and family, so it’s unlikely your lipstick will stay on all the time!. You’ll be happier with the result if you first take off what’s left of your lipstick using the makeup remover wipes before reapplying your liner and a fresh coat of lipstick.
... a nail file
Always carry a nail file in your purse. On top of being unsightly, a broken nail could do some damage to your delicate pantyhose down the line.
... clear nail polish
If your crazy dancing got the better of your pantyhose, don’t panic!!! Dab a little bit of clear nail polish over the run to seal it off and prevent it from ripping any further.
... a travel sewing kit
The seam on your dress has ripped or a button has popped off your blouse? If you thought of bringing a travel sewing kit with you, you’ll be able to get out of this mess easily. In fact, some sewing kits are so compact, you can fit them in a clutch bag. Why pass up this idea?
... dental floss
Always carry dental floss on you. After eating, you can always nip into the bathroom to make sure that nothing is caught between your teeth.
... bobby pins
Putting your hair up is always popular at holiday parties. With two or three bobby pins on hand, you’ll be able to restore your hairdo or bun - which can become undone amidst all the partying - to its original style.