The Working Girl's Beauty Kit

The working girl's beauty kit

For the new working girl who does everything on the go, hours of getting ready at home are now compressed into the morning train journey to work or the afterhours cab ride to the club. This kit of 10 beauty essentials don’t just prettify, they’re also perfectly portable.

1. Mary Kay Compact Mini
It’s tinier than most regular compacts but there’s a lot packed in there –- a pressed powder, a blush-applicator and two brushes. Mary Kay also gives you the option of buying an empty kit and filling it up with the products you want. 

2. Dior Best In Show - Mini Mascara Duo
It’s the complete lash package in miniature. You get the ever popular DiorShow Mascara and the DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and Primer, which promise to increase your lashes by 52% in volume. It’s limited edition, so be warned -- stocks will not last long.

3. Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo
No matter how much you rely on the stuff -- lugging around a full-sized bottle of dry shampoo is not ideal. That’s why we love Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry Shampoo in its travel size. It’s the best quick fix for your hair, especially when you’ve slept in or need to head out after work. 

4. L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Mini
A very portable hair spray, this one is super popular on red carpets and shoots. It has a micro diffuser, so the spray is ultra-fine but offers a very strong hold. Run a brush through right after and any trace of the product disappears.

5. L’Occitane Marvellous Flowers Intense EDT Roll
A whole bottle of perfume will just weigh your hand bag down. That’s what makes this scent wand so handy. You get the same intense perfume in a smaller, lighter roll-on tube so you can touch up anytime, anywhere.

6. Mason Pearson Pocket Mixture Brush
This pocket-sized brush is a beauty bag essential. The mixture of stiff and nylon bristles makes it perfect for most hair types. At six and ¾ inches in length, it’s probably just about as long as your smartphone.

7. Sephora Travel Manicure Kit
With seven nail tools neatly packed into a compact box, this set ensures your tips and toes look presentable all the time. Jagged nail disasters and unsightly chipped nails can be fixed on the go. 

8. Tatcha Original Aburatorigami Beauty Papers
When your pressed powder has run its course, these little sheets are great to absorb any excess oil on your skin without disturbing your make-up. With no synthetic products in the formulation, it works even for sensitive skin types.

9. NARS The Multiple
François Nars' iconic innovation is a legend among multi-tasking products. Quick and easy to apply, this make-up stick is as popular among professional artistes as it is with regular consumers. For the day, just use it as a lip colour. At night, blend a little over your lids and cheek bones for a tonal beauty look.

10. True Blue Spa Travel-Size Shea Cashmere Hand Cream
When you go from one air-conditioned environment to another, the cold, arid air can seriously retard the health of your hands. A good hand cream is quite indispensable. This particular one is non-greasy, absorbs quickly to soothe the skin, and leaves a light, lingering scent of sweet Tahitian vanilla.    

-Jerusha Ratnam Chande

 

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