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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: Highlighter

For quick touch ups on the fly, a pressed powder foundation can zap excess grease, improve skin tone and create flawless skin with minimal effort. “For those places that you don’t want shine, the formula of a pressed foundation won’t make you dry and cakey,” says Jones. Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation ($45), at coverfx.ca.GALLERY: 8 concealers for problem skin

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: Mascara

Mascara is one of the most popular purse must-haves because it’s a big impact item, that doesn’t take up loads of space. Plus, it can be applied in a flash, even without a compact or mirror. “It’s the quickest way to pump up your eyes without messy eye makeup,” says Jones.CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara ($9.49), at mass-market retailers across Canada and covergirl.ca.GALLERY: The best mascaras of all time

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: Highlighter

Because you’ll always have a few late nights on the agenda, it can’t hurt to have a classic brightening pen in your purse to perk up tired eyes and get your skin glowing during your morning commute. “Use it to highlight the bones on your face and correct the dark circles under your eyes,” says Jones.Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat ($55), at Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay and select Sephora and Murale retail locations.GALLERY: The 12 best makeup wipes

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: Mineral water spray

Refresh glowing skin with a moisturizing mineral water spray to keep cool and hydrated throughout the day. “If your makeup gets dry just a short burst of thermal water will refresh your skin and your makeup,” says Jones.Evian Mineral Water Spray ($11), at Sephora, sephora.ca.GALLERY: The best cleansing waters

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: CC cream

Colour-correcting creams are fairly new to the beauty ball game, but have become instant miracle workers that help you maintain fresh skin in a rush. “It’s easier than foundation and you can layer it to get your skin looking perfect,” says Jones.Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer ($66), at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com.Skin care saviour: The new colour correcting creams

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: Ointment

Try throwing a healing ointment in your purse to treat rough patches and replenish your skin’s moisture barrier when you’re on the go. “It will soften and resurface your lips and dry skin on your face. Rub it really well into your face and then you can brush a mineral makeup on top to perfect your skin without over drying,” says Jones. Eucerin Aquaphor Protectant ($8.80), at drugstores, pharmacies and mass-market retailers across Canada.GALLERY: The best face serums

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: Tinted lip balm

A tinted balm can function as a lipstick and a hydrator when you’re pressed for time but are still looking for that surge of colour, moisture and shine. “When your lips are dry, lipstick won’t work. Tinted lip balm helps both dryness and colour,” says Jones.Korres Lip Butter Balm in Pomegranate ($16), at Sephora, sephora.ca.GALLERY: The best winter lip balms

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: Hand cream

“The great thing about a good hand cream is that it can double as a skin refresher. After you moisturize your hands, press what you have left over your skin or press it into your drying foundation to perk up your makeup,” says Jones. Hand cream also helps to condition a dry handshake when you arrive at a job interview in cold weather.Ahava Dermud Intensive Mineral Hand Cream ($32), at The Bay, Ogilvy, Sears and ahavaus.com.GALLERY: The best body butters

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: Eyelash curler

You may not have thought of this one, but for everyday beauty needs, having a dependable eyelash curler in your purse is key according to Jones. “Whether you use mascara or not, curling your lashes is very important,” says Jones. “Uncurled lashes are reducing the amount of light that comes into your eyes. The refection of light off your eyes makes them more beautiful and luminous.”Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($20), at shuuemura.ca.The best drugstore makeup and skincare finds

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Beauty stock list: What should always be in your purse

Beauty stock list essential: Cream blush

Think strategically and choose multipurpose products for your beauty stock list—like a cream blush that works seamlessly on both eyes and cheeks for glowing skin. “Cream blush puts colour in your cheeks and if you have the right colour you can use it on your eyes,” says Jones.Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Cream Blush ($31), at Sephora, sephora.ca.GALLERY: 50+ fall blushes to try

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