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1.A Teddie Organics toning spray that'll let you treat acne on-the-go and tell redness and oily T-zones to take a hike — all on your way to work. You just have to spritz. The best part: it has a heavenly 🌹rose scent 🌹.
2.A travel-sized Amika dry shampoo, because this will come to the rescue whenever you don't have time to shower in the morning (aka five out of five work days). In fact, it's pretty darn close to washing your hair without water. It uses rice starch to absorb excess oil without leaving white residue, while also adding volume *and* cooling your scalp. All you need to do is spray on the train for "just washed" tresses.
3.A double-sided Revlon liquid eyeshadow so you can wave its wands and deliver whichever style you're in the mood for: a bit of fun sparkle or a pigmented cream shadow. Either way, you merely need to swipe — and it's basically impossible for even the bumpiest bus ride to mess it up.
4.A Burt's Bees lip shimmer for nourishing your pucker and adding a *touch* of color at the same time. Not to mention, it's designed like a lip balm so you can apply it neatly even without a mirror.
5.A Maybelline under-eye concealer that'll use a super simple sponge applicator tip and goji berry extracts to treat dark circles and puffy under-eyes in the easiest and neatest way possible while you're en route to work. You may be stuck in traffic, but at least now you *look* more awake.
6.A pack of Goodwipes body wipes, because these'll come in handy when you hit snooze 15 times instead of showering. They combine tea tree oil, cooling peppermint, and aloe to help you feel refreshed on your way to the office, instead of *sweating* it.
7.A bun maker so you can make quick updo's look more chic and less messy. It's fast, easy, and will have your mane in a stylish ~chignon~ before the conductor even checks your ticket.
8.An Anastasia Beverly Hills cream stick for highlighting or contouring with one simple tool. No more trying to watch tutorials with your headphones in — your cheeks will be *glowing* before you have time to give up.
9.A set of Avarelle acne patches that reviewers say blend seamlessly with their skin, meaning you can slap one on when you get in the car and let it work its pimple-draining magic while at work. Surprise breakouts are no longer the bane of our mornings.
10.A trio of Broadway Vita-Lip clear lipgloss, because these'll not only add a touch of ~shine~ to your look without the need for a mirror (clear = no mess-up), but hydrate the heck out of your lips with three effective formulas. Rosehip oil moisturizes and heals cracked lips, mint oil delivers a cooling effect, and coconut oil ensures lasting hydration. Win, win, win.
11.A CoverGirl matte concealer so you can avoid missing your bus in the name of covering a pimple, and just do it on your way to the office. Its stick design is easy to use and blend, plus reviewers say it takes *very* little to achieve full coverage without additional foundation. No fuss. No mess.
12.A Vogue Effects eyeliner stamp for conquering what we once thought was impossible: creating a perfect cat-eye mid-commute. No steady hand necessary: this'll stamp sharp wings on sans tears or drama.
13.A Lorac cream eyeshadow that'll deliver a bold, pigmented sheen to your lids with just one tool: your finger (you can even double this as a highlighter!). You'll probably even have time to snooze on the train after using this — did I mention it's crease- and smudge-proof?
14.A TreeActiv acne spot treatment to treat active breakouts with an *incognito* approach that takes merely a moment to apply. This goes on CLEAR, aka it won't make a mess of your fingers (or your seat), will save you time in the morning, and can be worn under your makeup to let its peppermint and tea tree oil formula wish your pimple adieu as you go about your day.
15.A NYX liquid illuminator, because this'll leave you ✨glowing✨ after a few quick swipes with your fingers — even without foundation. Who woke up at 5 a.m. to catch the train? Ok, us. But now we look more awake.
16.An Elizabeth Mott tinted brow gel so you can define your lil' caterpillars without the need for precision. Its triangle, brush-like spool fills in sparse hair and adds a bold finish in just a few swipes — shaking bus be darned.
17.A compact LED mirror for knowing what your makeup will look like in natural light, despite being stuck in a tunnel. Plus, it boasts a two-sided magnification design so you can REALLY focus on your eyeliner.
18.A travel beauty sponge with an included case that'll let you neatly apply makeup without making a mess of your fingers whenever you're not somewhere you can wash your hands (aka the train bathroom is not...appealing). Not to mention it blends foundation, concealer, BB cream, etc. ~flawlessly~.
19.Or! A carrying case to make it easier to travel with your traditional makeup blender. Now applying foundation outside of your bathroom won't come with the risk of picking up your purse's bacteria.
20.A Coty Airspun face powder, because this can be used as both foundation *and* setting powder — and streamlines everything down to a one-minute process. Basically acne, fine lines, and shine will be tackled all at once without having to bring 100 beauty products with you (and reviewers say it stays matte all darn day).
21.A Nanaka roll-on perfume oil so you can ~freshen up~ without trying to fit an entire bottle in your purse — or spray for the entire train car to smell, for that matter. And! Each scent is blended with sunflower oil and vitamin E to start your day on a satisfying *note*.
22.A Vivienne Sabó mascara for making sure the need for lash primer (aka just one more thing to pack) beforehand is zilch. Why? This'll be a one-stop journey to thick, fanned lashes in just a bat of your eye, thanks to its clump-free, drama-loving formula. Reviewers say they just need a couple swipes — aka only a couple minutes of wrestling with your seat mate for space.
23.A cuticle and oil nail pen that'll drastically repair brittle, damaged nails and cuticles — and can totally be used mid-commute. People actually also use this to stop biting their nails, meaning you can put an end to the habit yourself in your free time (aka on your way to work).
24.A travel detangling brush available in three different designs for fine, normal, and thick hair. Each feature ~428~ bristles and are easy to pack, so you won't have to alter your routine and risk painful knotting whenever you're on the move — these'll keep your mane happy.
25.A NYX makeup-setting spray, because this'll ensure your hard work lasts (and lasts) with a lightweight, matte finish after a few quick spritzes. Foundation? Locked in. Eyeshadow? There to STAY. All before the person next to you even notices.
26.An InnisFree roll-on eye serum so you can perk up dark, tired under-eyes on the very bus that forced you to wake up at the crack of dawn. Its combo of green tea extract and seed oil delivers a cooling sensation *and* intense hydration — may this bring you a moment of peace when you hit tunnel traffic.
27.An Undone Beauty lip and cheek cream for creating a rosy glow in the easiest way possible — and with the least amount of products. You can use it as both a creamy blush and lip tint so your bag is less cluttered, you don't need any tool other than your finger, and your complexion is instantly dewy.
28.A Wet n' Wild cushion foundation that'll provide full coverage on-the-go, aka every morning when you "accidentally" snooze until it's time to LEAVE. Plus, you can flip it over for even *more* product since it's easy to forget you're running out of makeup when you only use it half awake.
29.A Stila correcting serum, because this'll address all your concerns with one easy-to-use product. This bb will neutralize redness, conceal blemishes, energize skin tones, and brighten complexions — all before the light turns green. What do we want? RESULTS. How do we want it? Quickly, before this bus starts moving.
30.A pack of charcoal oil-absorbing tissues so you can confront shiny T-zones head on by absorbing excess oil, controlling shine, AND soothing irritated complexions with bamboo charcoal. A few blots = matte skin by the next stop.
31.A double-sided lip brush tool for ensuring your lipstick is applied e v e n l y on the first try so you don't have to deal with feathering (or worse, redoing it again and again when you don't have TIME). This'll make your pucker flake-free and smooth.
32.A Revlon nail buffer that'll help you maintain shiny, strong nails without the need for professional manis and can EASILY be used when you're still barely awake on the subway. It shapes and shines even brittle nails so they always look *well-groomed*.
33.A pack of shadow shields, because these'll prevent powder fallout when the train inevitably lurches and your eyeshadow shifts — but now your foundation will remain unharmed.
34.A tube of Glossier cloud paint so you can dab a little color on your cheek, nose, WHEREVER in no time at all. Meaning even if you just use this and a little mascara two minutes before you reach the office, you'll look awake and refreshed.
35.A L'oréal two-sided liquid lipstick for creating a bold red lip without worrying about flaking or feathering, thanks to its included conditioning balm. Not to mention, its gloss formula leaves a lot less room for error than traditional lipstick — especially when there's a moving bus involved.
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