No one should have to endure the struggle of cramming as many beauty products as possible into her evening bag. (Do I keep the powder compact or my phone charger? is a decision we've all had to face.) But on the other hand, it's always nice to know that no matter what snafu arises—be it limp locks or smeared lipstick—the solution is no further than arm's reach.
With all this mind, we put together a list of multi-tasking essentials that won't just keep your look intact from one party to the next, but are clutch-friendly to boot. You'll stay camera-ready from cocktail hour to sunrise—keep reading to find out how.
You can touch up one lip color or try on another look entirely between events with this 2-for-1 deal.
The best way to ensure fragrance longevity? Taking it with you.
Use these makeup remover-infused q-tips to tackle bleeding lipstick, refine smudged eyeliner and more.
A given, whether you want to pin your mane into an updo, or just need to suppress some flyaways.
From greasy roots to limp locks, nothing gives your hair new life like a quick blast of dry shampoo.
Translucent powder is a must for long nights out, to battle shininess and blur imperfections for every photo op. This brilliant brush has the product inside, so you won't have to tote both.
In addition to sopping up excess shine, these mint-infused blotting papers will also combat party-induced redness.
Don't underestimate the power of lip liner: There's nothing better to ensure your pout stays put from one event to the next.
It might not be the most glamorous addition to your makeup bag, but it's necessary when you have a long night of festivities ahead, especially if there's dancing involved. (Don't make the mistake of trying to mask funky smells with perfume!)
What are your party-hopping beauty essentials? How do you save space in your evening bag? Tell us in the comments below!