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8 Super-Compact Makeup Essentials That Make Life Easy

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When you wear makeup, touch-ups are par for the course. But because toting around a makeup bag all day is not exactly practical, more often than not our full-sized essentials are crowding our carryalls or spilling out of our cramped clutches. That's why we look to these mini, super-compact essentials, which fit snug in our handbags while keeping the morning's look in tact.

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1 Sephora Collection Lip Liner to Go

Whether you're tracing your lips or filling them in entirely, this mini semi-matte formula is creamy, highly-pigmented, and won't dry out your pout.

Sephora Collection Lip Liner to Go, $6; sephora.com.

2 Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper

When shine is relentless, look to these super-trim, powder-covered sheets to sop up the oil with a silky matte finish.

Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper, $18.50; sephora.com.

3 Sephora Collection Color At Every Turn Retractable Brush

If you insist on having a brush with you at all times, retractable is the only way to go. The angled head on this brush can serve a variety of purposes from swiping on blush to contouring/strobing.

Sephora Collection Color At Every Turn Retractable Brush, $22; sephora.com.

4 Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

The rollerball equivalent of your go-to fragrance will be your best friend post-gym or pre-date. Viktor and Rolf's floral potion, a not-too-overpowering bouquet of sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia, is a universal crowd pleaser.

Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb, $30; sephora.com.

5 Bobbi Brown Glow to Go Blush and Illuminate

Be it first thing in the morning or 4 o'clock at the office, your complexion could probably use a boost in the radiance department. This 2-in-1 compact comes with a universally-flattering French pink blush and a dropper-style liquid highlighter.

Bobbi Brown Glow to Go Blush and Illuminate, $36; sephora.com.

6 NudeStix Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Mini Set

A 3-for-1 product is your handbag's best friend and these neutral, waterproof sticks can function as matte lipstick, lip liner, or blush.

NudeStix Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Mini Set, $24; sephora.com.

7 Milk Makeup Coverage Duo

This portable compact comes with two kinds of concealer, a liquid roller ball, and a solid marshmallow cream, to ensure that blemishes and dark circles stay covered up.

Milk Makeup Coverage Duo, $30; sephora.com.

8 Tom Ford Clutch-Size Lip Balm

Because Tom Ford knows what women need, he's created limited-edition, teeny-tiny juicy tints in five different pinky shades. Stick a tube in your most petite clutch or better yet, a pocket.

Tom Ford Clutch-Size Lip Balm, $36; sephora.com.

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