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On the Go Budget-Friendly Beauty Basics

Knowing which essential beauty products to have handy is every busy girl’s best kept secret. These products will help with anything from touch ups to day-to-night transitions (and help keep money in your wallet!)

Between work or school, social engagements, workouts and more, we lead busy lives. We have packed schedules to keep up with but still want to look good. So what’s a girl on-the-go to do?

BB or CC cream

If you don’t have time for full foundation, try a BB or CC cream instead. BB, short for beauty and blemish, creams are like lighter foundation with a few skin care benefits added. CC generally stands for “color correcting” and covers up redness. A lot of beauty brands, including Maybelline and CoverGirl, make their own creams and you can save money using these Target coupons, offers and deals.

Oil blotters

Oil blotters are a busy girl’s best friend. Use these compact papers midday instead of having to touch up your makeup or wash your face. Palladio Rice Paper Blotting Tissues have great reviews and are compact enough to carry around. Be sure to use these Sally Beauty coupons and deals to save money on your next pack.

Mini makeup

Not only are miniature versions of anything super cute, mini mascaras and lipsticks are super functional too! You can easily toss a mini-sized version of your go-to products in your bag and call it a day. BareMinerals has a great mini mascara and eyeliner duo and you can save some serious cash using these coupons, offers and deals.

Brow gel

Eyebrows have been in the beauty spotlight for quite some time now, and having neat eyebrows can actually make a difference in appearance. Quickly run an eyebrow brush and some gloss over your brows to make sure they’re nice and neat. Use these Glossier coupons and offers to buy fan favorite Boy Brow Gloss- your eyebrows (and wallet) won’t regret it.

Tinted lip balm

For those days when you can’t be bothered with full-on lipstick but still want some color, tinted lip balms are the way to go. They provide a splash of color and hydration and are super easy to swipe on and go, go, go. I prefer Burt’s Bees because of the natural ingredients like shea butter, and I use these coupons and deals anytime I want to stock up.

Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is a daily hero for all busy girls (or those too lazy to wash their hair every day-guilty!) Instead of hauling around a full-size bottle, opt for a travel size of your favorite brand. Many drugstores carry travel size options and you can use these Walgreens coupons, offers and deals on your next purchase.

What are your go-to beauty basics? Which products do you reach for throughout the day? Let us know!