15 Life-Simplifying Beauty Buys

Makeup case overflowing? Our beauty picks will streamline your routine whether you're at home or on the go.

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Goody Ouchless Elastic Ball

Composed of one hundred elastic bands, this ball ensures that you'll never be stuck without a way to get your hair out of your face.



Goody Ouchless Elastic Ball, $7; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Goody

Trina Avery Train Case

A playful, animal-print train case puts the "fun" in functional. It's the perfect size for stowing larger toiletries that just won't quite squeeze into your cosmetics case.



Trina Avery Travel Train Case, $48; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Trina

Stila Daydream Palette

If eyeshadow dominates the real estate in your makeup case, this palette has your name on it. It features 22 universally-flattering shades in one pretty compact, so you can experiment with a variety of colors and zip your bag shut.



Stila Holiday Daydream Palette, $18; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Stila

Sephora Double-Ended Flawless Complexion Brush

Get an airbrush-quality skin with this multi-tasking tool. The larger brush is ideal for sweeping on foundation, while the concealer brush on the opposite end hides under-eye circles and erases blemishes.



Sephora Collection Classic Double-Ended Flawless Complexion Brush, $28; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Sephora

Diane Von Furstenberg Powerstone Round Tray

Perfumes scattered haphazardly around your dresser? Display the prettiest bottles on a printed gold tray instead. It keeps the surface neat and adds a dose of luxury.



Diane Von Furstenberg Powerstone Round Tray, $70; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Votre Vu Bébé Duette

This hand cream and lip balm duo is small enough to stash in your purse for a mid-day pick-me-up. The hand cream has a warm almond scent, while the two-pack offers both clear and red-tinted lip balms to keep you prepared for any occasion.



Votre Vu Bébé Duette Two-Pack, $40; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Votre Vu

Trish McEvoy Petite Makeup Page

This makeup page maximizes space. Just pop bronzer, powder foundation or eyeshadow into the magnetized palette and you're good to go.



Trish McEvoy Petite Refillable Makeup Page, $18; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Trish McEvoy

Living Proof Restore Discovery Set

Vacations are good for the soul, so why not pamper your hair too when you're out of town? This travel-size set includes shampoo, conditioner and a nourishing mask to restore moisture and shine.



Living Proof Restore Discovery Set, $29; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Living Proof

Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit

Portable but big enough to fit the essentials, this kit is a handy thing to keep in your purse. The miniature set includes a metal file, cuticle pusher and cuticle snipper to keep your nails groomed to perfection.



Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit, $20; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Tweezerman

Bliss Sinkside Six-Pack

Whether you just want to try out the citrus-scented products or take them with you on a weekend jaunt, these pint-size versions will satisfy. The set even includes the body butter—a perennial favorite—and a waterproof travel case.



Bliss Sinkside Six-Pack, $25; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Bliss

Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture Set

With their chic Art Deco-inspired handles, you'll want to keep these brushes on display. This set combines form and function—and with that price tag, it's all-around irresistible.



Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture Set, $15; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Sonia Kashuk

Go Smile Jet Set Travel Kit

Do red wine stains on your teeth put a damper on your dinner-and-drinks routine? Never fear; this travel-sized toothpaste duo and mini toothbrush have you covered. Pack this to make sure your pearly whites stay that way.



Go Smile Jet Set Travel Kit, $12; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Sephora

Benefit Brows A-Go-Go

Perfectly-groomed eyebrows are easy with the help of this kit. In a single compact, you have everything you need to fill in brows, tame strays and highlight eyes.



Benefit Brows A-Go-Go Brow and Eye Shaping kit, $34; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Benefit

Trish McEvoy Beauty to Go Pen

It's not always easy to whip out a bottle of foundation when you're in need of a touch-up. The solution? A clever brush and pen duo, which you can fill with your favorite foundatio— and take on the go. No muss, no fuss and most importantly, no mess.



Trish McEvoy Beauty to Go Refillable Pen, $25; Click to Buy

Courtesy of Trish McEvoy

The Art of Shaving Men's Travel Kit

Men could use a little pampering, too. This set has all of the essentials to turn shaving into a luxury. Plus, the travel-friendly size means he can take it anywhere.



The Art of Shaving 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Carry-On kit, $50; Click to Buy


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Courtesy of the Art of Shaving

First Published September 12, 2011

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