Much to our dismay, cosmetic emergencies never arrive with advance notice. It's happened to me numerous times Consequently, we've learned that it's always good to have a few double-duty products on hand--the more prepared you are, the less you have to worry about, and you can face the day with confidence. As a self-proclaimed makeup guru, I've tried practically everything out there and have narrowed it down to the top 3 essentials.
 
Here are my picks for the key products--all found at the Mall at Rockingham Park-- to fix any makeup emergency on the go.
 
1. Q-Tips: A simple and great tool to wipe away smudged mascara, or blend harsh eyeshadows, Q-tips can help with tons of makeup issues. one of the best uses is erasing any make-up mistake quickly and easily and without ruining the rest of your makeup. Buying the travel size is definitely the way to go, since you'll be keeping them with you at all times. Bonus? You can find them at CVS for 99 cents!
 
2. Concealer: If your eyeliner or lipstick starts to run, concealer is a great product to have on hand. Warm up a small amount in between your fingers and pat it on the skin to erase any visible mistakes, while keeping a natural finish. Another tip: apply concealer to the lips before lipstick to help prevent bleeding.  NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is a fabulous choice.  It's just thick enough to cover almost anything, but doesn't look caked on. You can find it at Sephora for $28.
 
3. Blotting Tissues: Shine and oil control is very important when it comes to maintaining a fresh face. Having a few blotting tissues with you at all times can help control shine, without having to use powder, or any other makeup. You'll look gorgeous in seconds.  I absolutely love the new Tea Tree Oil Blotting Tissues from The Body Shop. You can get a pack for $10.
 
I hope these tips are helpful and will save you from any future makeup emergencies!
 
 
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