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4 On-the-Go Makeup Essentials for Busy Boss Ladies

Hacks for a mirror-free, on-the-go makeup routine you can use whenever you're in a hurry.
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On an ideal schedule, we'd rise at dawn after eight blissful hours of sleep and participate in some meditation and light yoga before leisurely preparing for the day. In reality, we're often plotting our getting-ready routine down to the second, putting a mobile Starbucks order in as we swipe on lipgloss in the rearview mirror.

Being busy and on-the-go is just a fact of life sometimes. But we do have hacks for a hassle-free makeup routine you can use to do your makeup whenever you're in a hurry. These products are quick, non-messy and most importantly, don't even require a mirror. You can use them on public transportation, at the DMV or while rushing from your office to a date. Here are the products you need in your makeup bag for a rush-hour makeup fix.

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Foundation Drops
Revolution Pro Foundation Drops, $10

These drops are super easy to blend and most importantly, you can moderate the coverage, using a heavy layer as a concealer or as a sheer foundation for BB-level coverage.

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Maybelline New York The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette, $9.98

We can't stress this enough: Try to opt out of lining your eyes in a moving car even if you do have a mirror — most formulas aren't forgiving when it comes to correcting mistakes, and most of us don't carry eye makeup remover in our clutches. When in a rush, use eyeshadow instead of liner. Stay close to the lash line and use a tiny brush for a hassle-free alternative to liner.

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Volume-Boosting Mascara
Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara, $23

Every busy lady's makeup bag must have a volumizing mascara. It instantly makes your eyes look more awake. This mascara by Tarte has been receiving rave reviews and comes in fun and fierce packaging.

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Pressed Powder and a Kabuki Brush
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder, $9.99

Instead of loose setting powder, go for a pressed compact or powder, especially if you don't have a mirror. Setting powder, even a translucent one, needs a thorough blending or it will sit on top of your skin instead of keeping your makeup in place. Instead, use a dense brush to lightly sweep on some pressed powder when you are in a hurry — you'll look fresh, not overpowdered.

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