Best beauty products to keep in your car

Best car beauty products
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For those of you who drive to work or spend most weekends whizzing to a friend’s house in your motor before a night out on the town, you should take advantage of the storage it provides. By keeping some beauty essentials in your glovebox or door, you’ll never be without quick fixes and instant cover-ups for cosmetic blunders.

Here are some products we think you should keep in your car at all times for safe measure.


You may get into your car with a clear complexion, but if you have a dust-riddled dashboard and don’t clean the inside often you may be at risk of a breakout. That’s why concealer is an in-car essential, to hide any blemishes that may arise or be exacerbated on your car journey. From Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher to Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer, there are plenty of options out there to conceal spots, all of which are quick and easy to apply.

Translucent powder

If you’ve left your car in the sun on a hot day, you’ll likely feel as though you are sitting in a sauna once you get inside. Before the sweat starts to drop, blot your face with tissue and reach for some translucent powder. Loose options, like Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder and e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder Sheer, are recommended over a compact as you can dust it on rather than pressing your warm skin. That said; make sure you have a good blending brush on hand too!

Dry shampoo

Whether it’s a big can or a mini, dry shampoo will vamp up your hair if you’re heading out after a long day. Spray at the roots and, if you have no comb or brush on you, use your fingers to build texture and work the powder in. If you do have a brush or comb, move it outwards from your roots to add body and volume. We love Batiste’s products or Herbal Essences.

Mascara and eyeliner

Next time you’re at the shops pick up reasonably priced mascara and eyeliner to keep in your car as you’ll never know when you may need them. There’s no need to splash out as these are for touch-up purposes only, as remember that adding a whole other layer of mascara over your current application will make your lashes cakey. MUA Extreme Volume MascaraExtreme Black is an option, and for eyeliner why not try Maybelline Color Show Eye Khol Liner.

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