5 Must-Have Beauty Products for Date Night

(Left to Right) NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Athens, Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD High-definition concealer, Clinique Happy Gelato Cream for body sample size, Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper

I love the process of getting ready for a date. Using a couple of coats of mascara to transform from basic to baddie is fascinating. Unfortunately, my transformation doesn’t last long and I’ll need a touchup. Luckily, you won’t need to carry your entire makeup drawer to look flawless throughout the night. All you need five products! Here are 5 must haves to keep in your makeup bag on date night:

Mirror

This one seems obvious, but plenty women (and men) don’t carry a mirror with them everywhere. However If you’re like me, a mirror is a must have in your purse. You never know where you may end up so having one of these handy is helpful. Of course, if you don’t have a mirror you can always use your phone.

Blotting Papers

I didn’t know blotting papers were a thing until I was waiting to check out at Sephora. Honestly, they are one of the best investments I’ve made. Before I’d use regular tissue to remove excess oil ,but it left my skin feeling a little dry and ruined my makeup. Blotting papers remove the excess oil without sacrificing moisture and your makeup. These are a lifesaver in the warmer months. So next time you’re in line at Sephora grab some, these were only $8!

Concealer

Even with the best finishing spray your makeup will move throughout the day. Bringing concealer or foundation with you is helpful for routine touchups to keep you looking as flawless as possible. I prefer having concealer over foundation because it’s easier to apply and less bulky. L.A. Girl Pro Concealer is perfect because it provides such great coverage it I can use it like a foundation and it doesn’t take up much space in my bag. It’s also easy to apply so you don’t have to worry about bringing a brush along with you.

Lipstick

I LOVE dates that involve food but I also kinda hate them because I always sacrifice my lipstick for them. Nothing is worse than seeing your favorite lipstick on your fork after a delicious bite of food. This is why I put my lipstick in my purse as soon as I finish applying it at home. If I’m wearing a liquid lipstick I also pack the liner, but this is optional.

Lotion

This is something to bring with you on a date, to the grocery story, church, everywhere. Lotion should never leave your purse, EVER! Especially in the winter when just walking outside the door causes you to look ashy. Keep a couple travel or sample sizes on hand so you don’t end up like Ashy Larry.

Bonus Item: Mascara, because you never know!

What are your date night must have beauty products? Share below in the comments!

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