Fast Fixes: Your Beauty First Aid Kit

Beauty First Aid Kit

Frizz-ball hair, melted makeup, deodorant that's petered out by 2 p.m.? Stock up on these essentials to solve any I-gotta-look-great emergency.

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Makeup Removing Wipes

Use them to get smudges of mascara or lipstick off practically anything: your fingertips…your face…your shirt.…

Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes ($7, Ulta)

Petroleum Jelly

It's a true do-it-all superstar. One genius use: Tap a light layer on top of the grooves that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth (charmingly called the nasolabial folds) to lock in moisture and help prevent makeup from settling into lines.

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly ($3, drugstores)

Travel-Size Hairspray

Spritz hairspray onto your finger and rub it over fuzzy brows to tame them.

R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray ($29,

Moisturizing Mist

Foundation looking cakey? A quick spray will fix it and won't mess up the rest of your face.

Honest Beauty Elevated Hydration Mist ($16,

Hand Sanitizer

Deodorant on the fritz by lunch? Freshen things up with a little hand sanitizer. The alcohol kills the smelly bacteria in your sweat.

EO Organic Lavender Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray ($2,

Lip Balm

Trace it along the edges of your mouth to erase lipstick that's bled into fine lines — the balm's waxes will lift the color without smearing it and making things worse.

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm ($2.50, drugstores)

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Acne Spot Treatment

Feel a blemish brewing? Don't go into hiding. Just dab some salicylic acid gel on the area a few times a day to stop it from becoming an angry red pimple.

Neutrogena Naturals Acne Spot Treatment ($8.50, drugstores)

Blotting Papers

Sure, they can degrease an oily T-zone in a flash. But with one quick pat, these little sheets can also set your lipstick, absorb oil at your roots…the list goes on.

Boscia Pink Peppermint Blotting Linens ($6,

Souped-Up Swabs

Snap the tip to release makeup remover into the cotton on the other end. Flip, then dab off your runaway eyeliner or eye shadow.

Almay Oil Free Makeup Eraser Sticks ($5.50, drugstores)

Rollerball Perfume

It's easier than ever to find your signature scent in one of these cute and convenient bottles. Stash it in your purse or desk so you can freshen up your fragrance anytime, anywhere.

Flower Eau de Parfum Rollerball in Sparkling Garden ($10, Walmart)

Dryer Sheets

Say goodbye to staticky hat hair! Run a sheet over your head to tackle frizz in a pinch. Bonus: These smell fantastic.

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lavender Dryer Sheets ($8,

This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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