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7 on-the-go beauty essentials we can’t live without

  • 4 min read

Whether you’re going on a spontaneous weekend trip or just packing your bag for the day, we understand the struggle of selecting only the essential makeup products needed to create a look that can last all day. No one wants their entire beauty collection weighing them down while they’re on the go. The key is to select only your must-have basic makeup products that are compact and have the power to multi-task.

We’ve pulled together our top 7 must-haves beauty product that you can rely on to keep you looking fresh all day. Pop them in your desk for a quick touch up before post-work drinks, throw them into your handbag for when you’re on-the-go or pack them in your suitcase for when you’re next taking a trip!

#1 Concealer

If there’s one beauty product you always want to have within reach in your handbag, it’s concealer. Perfect for concealing blemishes, hiding dark circles and touching up your makeup throughout the day, you can whip it out any time your face makeup needs a little boost.

For easy, seamless, on-the-go application try the Skin Renew Ceramide Concealer. With its lightweight, Ceramide-infused formula, it melts into the skin for a natural, hydrated finish. Plus, it has a doe foot applicator and in-built sponge tip for easy application on the go. Available in four shades, it’s the perfect concealer for creating long-lasting smooth coverage wherever you are.

#2 Pressed powder

Avoid that afternoon forehead shine by keeping a nice and compact, pressed powder close to hand. Pressed powder foundation is a great multi-tasking product as you can wear it alone as your sole foundation, or over your foundation to add a soft, smooth and flawless finish, or even as blotting powder for touch-ups during the day. Those are the 3 ways to use powder foundation!

Our Skin Renew Ceramide Pressed Powder has a lightweight formula that’s perfect for all-day wear, and it’s infused with Ceramides to help restore the skin carrier and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and improve elasticity. You can discover more about the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid over on our blog.


#3 Brow Gel

Keep unruly brows in check throughout the day with a handy brow gel. Quick and easy to use, a tinted brow gel is your ultimate multi-tasker. You’ll have added depth and dimension, with brows that are tinted, shaped and held in place all day. Our Brow Power Tinted Brow Gel has a buildable formula that does not stain or smudge, for an enhanced brow look on the go!

#4 Mascara

Perfectly coated lashes are key to keeping your makeup looking fresh all day. Add a good mascara to your travel makeup bag for the ultimate on-the-go eye makeup touch up. Choose a mascara that will add both volume and length to your lashes, like our Centre Stage Curl & Volume Mascara. With its creamy and weightless formula, it coats and sets each lash in jet-black water-resistant colour. With no smudging and extreme volume from root to tip, lashes are individually separated for that wide-awake look, even at the end of a long day.

#5 Lipstick

Take your look from day to night with a splash of colour! Lipstick is the ultimate handbag hero and a must-have beauty essential to take your makeup from 0 to 100 instantly. Whatever the day might throw at you, you know you’re prepared if you have a lipstick in your handbag.

Made with Vitamin A and E to nourish and soothe your lips, our Lush Moisturising Lipstick delivers intense hydration and rich colour in 12 different shades that last all day long. Lipsticks are super portable and lightweight, so you can even carry a few different shades in your bag to be fully prepared no matter what the day has in store for you. Read our blog post on how to choose the best lipstick colour for every occasion for inspiration on the best shades to pick.

#6 Makeup palette

Five-minute on-the-go makeup gets a lot easier when you have the right makeup palette with you. With only one palette that has both face makeup and eye makeup, you can build a full face of makeup in no time, wherever you find yourself.

The absolute hero of makeup multitasking has to be the On The Go All-in-One Face Palette. Including bronzer, blush, highlighter and 4 eye shadows, it has highly-pigmented formulas that blend like a dream and are infused with Aloe Vera, Q10, Vitamins A, C and E and to soothe, plump and nourish your skin. Plus, it has a variety of matte and shimmery shades, perfect for creating an all-natural or full evening glam makeup look.

#7 A beauty bag

Last but not least, your on-the-go beauty essentials will need a travel beauty bag to keep them safe and easy to access when you’re on the move. Our new 4-in-1 Beauty Bag Under the Sea is the perfect home for all of your beauty items. Choose from the midnight blue colour or the Sand Tropez dusty pink, both created in a handy wipe down fabric. They’re super easy to clean and will last you years and years. Those must-have makeup bags are big enough to fit all your favourite full-sized products, and will be your new favourite travel companion for your on-the-go makeup kit.

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Browse DB Cosmetics’ Best Sellers and discover the full range of must-have beauty products today, perfect to throw into your travel makeup bag. All of our products are certified vegan and cruelty-free. Shop with us online today and start creating your own on-the-go makeup kit!