Rarely do you have time to stop home after work and reapply your face before an after-five function, liaising over cocktails, or meeting the mister for a grown-ups-only evening out. Swipe on an extra coat of long-wear mascara and a spot of roll-on perfume, and stash these purse-ready touch-up essentials in your top drawer.
Draw Their Attention
A bold-colored, precision-point chunky pencil satisfies the need for both lipstick and liner, while a creamy matte formula glides on without dryness or stickiness.
Bobbi Brown Art Stick in eight shades $26, Bluemercury, Rye
Keep It High-Brow
Clear gel makes imperfect brows neat in a nanosecond, and is handy for taming stubborn flyaways.
ULTA Eye Brow Gel $6, ULTA Beauty, Port Chester; www.ulta.com
Add Textural Interest
Boost lifeless, end-of-day locks with a dry texturizing spray. Simply spritz at roots like a dry shampoo to absorb oil, and create volume and style that holds.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (Travel Size) $21.50, Neiman Marcus, White Plains; www.neimanmarcus.com
Diffuse the Situation
Eliminate shine and perfect your complexion with a soft-blur-effect pressed mineral powder in the teeniest compact.
bareMinerals READY SPF 15 Touch Up Veil in translucent/five shades $22, Sephora, Yonkers; www.sephora.com