6 Beauty Essentials Every Makeup Bag Should Have

These double-duty upgrades will lighten your load and brighten your look.


Foolproof Bronzer

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Smooth on a pump of bareMinerals bareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer. It doubles as an antioxidant serum to help fight free radicals and goes on streak-free.

To buy: $28, bareminerals.com.


Double-Duty Lipstick

Tarte the Lip Sculptor Double-Ended Lipstick & Gloss offers full-coverage color and a complementary sheen in one sleek tube. In eight shades.

To buy: $24, ulta.com.


Customized Cover-Up

Proactiv+ Repairing Concealer houses four shades (compactly) so you can create your match. And it has salicylic acid, to help shrink zits while you hide them.

To buy: $32, proactivcatalog.com.


Quality Polish

Butter London Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturizer comes in six on-trend nudes and contains keratin and tea-tree oil to strengthen nails.

To buy: $18, butterlondon.com.


Magic Mascara Wand

The Estée Edit Up + Out Double Mascara has a fluffy brush for volume and a detailing one for targeting tiny inner-corner and bottom lashes.

To buy: $24, sephora.com.


Practical Pouch

With a zipper on the top and bottom, the Sonia Kashuk Beauty Organizer has two roomy compartments. And it's made of polyester, so it's easy to clean.

To buy: $26, target.com.