What To Stash In Your Bag If You’re Going Out After Work

by Stephanie Montes

Heading to happy hour after work? After spending hours at your desk you might need a little help to look radiant (we all do). From a mascara refresher to a roll-on perfume, these 6 beauty products will get you out of the office and on the town without skipping a beat. Just because you worked a full day, doesn’t mean you have to look like it.

Packing Heat

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Mascara Refresher

A few swipes of this clear lash gel freshens your worn-in mascara–no more flakey residue under your eyes.

Eye Shadow Stick

With a dark eye shadow pencil, draw a line in the crease and blend with your finger. Creating a smoky eye on the go has never been so easy.


Apply a swipe of concealer under your eyes, on blemishes and around your nostrils and lips. Blend it all in with your finger to get a flawless complexion in seconds.

Lip And Cheek Tint

Dab some color onto your lips and cheeks to finish off your makeup look.

Texturizing Hair Cream

Pack a travel-sized hair texturizing cream in your purse to switch your style from day to night. If your blow-out fell flat, work a pea-sized amount of cream into your ends to give your hair some body. If you need to pull it out of your face, apply the texturizer from root to tips and create a low bun or a side braid. The balm helps keep hair in place all night.

Roll-On Perfume

Last, but certainly not least, apply a few swipes of a roll-on perfume before you get to your after-work gathering. Now you smell as good as you look.