Beauty emergencies don’t discriminate based on the season, but they certainly abound during the summer. From melting makeup to sunburned skin, the beauty issues we face during the summer can be a true pain in the you-know-what. We can’t prevent them, but we certainly can arm ourselves against anything that comes our way with a nice little summer beauty emergency kit! These are the items we’ll be stocking up on.
Shine happens. But when it pops up on your face, you can fight back with a tiny pack of Sonia Kashuk Matte Blotting Papers. Dab lightly over the affected areas and you’ll get glowing (not greasy) skin without removing your perfectly-applied makeup!
$7 at Target
The warm weather sometimes works against our hair. And between wind-whipped and greasy locks, sometimes an updo is the best solution. That’s why we’ll be popping in a few Goody Double Wear Elastics on our wrists. They double as bracelets, so we’ll look cute and practical!
$5 at Walgreens
Sunburns are a royal pain, seriously. Give yourself a little relief with a soothing aloe, like this one from Australian Gold, and you'll be free to have as much fun in the sun as your heart desires.
$7 at Australian Gold
So you spilled some barbecue sauce on your fancy new white sundress, huh? Don’t fret, we’ve got something to fix that. Stow a Tide to Go pen in your clutch and you’ll be on your way to clean clothes in no time.
$4 at Staples
Portable Nail Polish Remover
Summer calls for road trips and tons of time on the go. And while you want your nails to look great, you don't really want to lug around a bottle of nail polish remover with you on vacation. That's why portable polish remover wipes, like Topshop Make Up's Nail Varnish Remover Wipes, are about to be your new best friend.
$3 at Topshop
Achy from all your time in the sun? Fix that in an instant with Therapearl’s cooling, soothing neck wrap. Who needs a relaxing day at the spa when you can bring the spa to you, after all?
$30 at Therapearl
For times when you just can’t stand the thought of throwing your hair back in a ponytail but still need to spruce up your locks, spritz a little dry shampoo on your roots to reveal grease-free, textured locks. We're partial to Paul Mitchell Dry Wash waterless shampoo.
$21 at Paul Mitchell
Yeah yeah, you're supposed to reapply your SPF every few hours, but it doesn't always work out so well. Toting around a bulky bottle of sunscreen isn't exactly fun for us, so this summer we'll be storing Yes to Cucumbers' Natural Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 in our clutch. Talk about SPF made easy!
$9 at yestocarrots.com
Plan ahead for whatever emergency you have this summer with this Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit for Her. This cute little bag features earring backs, stain remover, a sewing kit and more.
$15 at Neiman Marcus
Mascara dripping due to the hot temps? Fix that! Jane Iredale's Dot the I makeup remover swabs are perfect for on-the-go touchups when you just don't have the time to do a full makeup makeover.
$11 at Jane Iredale