Beauty Essentials Busy Women Can’t Be Without

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All career women, students and moms can relate to feeling incredibly busy. While we can’t help you juggle that crazy calendar, we can share tips on how to get—and stay—gorgeous when there aren’t enough hours in the day. Here, find the emergency stash of beauty products tailored to your lifestyle—we guarantee it’ll bail you out of any situation. You can thank us later.

Imaxtree

Get Gorgeous On The Go

Career Woman

Being prepared for impromptu meetings or last-minute evening events requires an emergency kit that takes you from midday slump to polished perfection in a snap. A mini hair tool is perfect for quick styling (whether you want your tresses straight or wavy), while blotting papers eliminate T-zone grease. A foundation-concealer stick duo allows you to touch up coverage that may have faded, and a berry lip shade and an alluring scent create the illusion of carefully planned primping.

Mediterranean Honeysuckle Rollerball

$28

AERIN

Cover Click Concealer + Foundation

$18

Cover FX

Tea Tree Blotting Paper

$6

NYX

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry

$34

Nordstrom

‘As I See It’ Compact Mirror

$30

Kate Spade New York

Mighty Mini Coral Pink Styler

$29

Amika

Mom

You've got the toughest gig of all, which demands a stash of essentials that'll lend a helping hand, stat. An antibacterial spray and a compact case of aspirin keep you sanitized and headache-free, while a high-coverage concealer alleviates the dark circles that've taken up residence thanks to sleepless nights with an infant. When you manage to get some alone time with your SO, highlighter applied to the cheekbones offers a radiant glow, while a rose-scented volumizing spray refreshes your hair in an instant.

Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Mist with Rosewater

$39

Sephora

Lavender Hand Sanitizer Spray

$6

The Honest Company

Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator

$42

Sephora

High Coverage Concealer For Under Eye

$30

Laura Mercier

Help I Have a Headache

$8

Help

Student

All-night study sessions call for rejuvenating products. We suggest a face mist to keep your skin hydrated (and your eyes open) and a kink-free hair tie that won't destroy your locks. Applying an aromatherapy oil to wrists and temples creates an aura of calm, while a tinted balm provides lips and cheeks with a natural flush of color.

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist

$32

Sephora

De-Stress Roller Ball

$33

Aromatherapy Associates

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Petal

$24

Nordstrom

Invisibobble Original Hair Tie

$8

Nordstrom

Fitness Junkie

If you take any opportunity to squeeze in a workout, you need products that refresh you quickly. Face wipes are crucial for whisking away sweat and makeup, while a mini deodorant keeps you fresh for the remainder of the day. A BB cream quickly evens skin tone, and a dry shampoo breathes new life into your hair.

Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes

$6

Walgreens

BB Dis-A-Pore Beauty Balm

$36

Dr. Jart+

Dry Protection Deodorant in Shower Clean

$2

Degree

Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

$22

Living Proof

Jet-Setter

Every seasoned globe-trotter seeks products that maximize in-flight downtime. A hydrating moisture mask protects skin from recycled-air-induced dehydration, while an intensive balm keeps your lips from chapping. Wrapping hair in a printed head scarf helps avoid frizz and tangles so you can emerge with polished tresses. A luxurious silk eye mask creates a restful cocoon so you can snag some shut-eye. Post-landing, a lash curler will instantly give the illusion of bright, wide eyes.

Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm

$20

First Aid Beauty

Silk Eye Mask

$40

Net-A-Porter

Arrow Head Scarf

$208

Marc Jacobs

Moisture Mask

$90

Eve Lom

Tweezerman ProMaster Lash Curler

$22

Ulta