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When you’ve got beauty issues, you want results. Now. Here are a few purse-friendly problem-solvers for when it’s time to troubleshoot.

Bourjois Double Ended Buffing Balm 

 

What Does It Do?

A small buffer attached to the cap of this moisturizing balm gently buffs off dry flakes, allowing the emollient-rich treatment to fully absorb. 

How Long It Takes to Get Results

Minutes, at most. 

Staying Power

Buff only once a day, though balm can be reapplied as needed. 

Can It Fit in My Clutch?

Yes, it’s no bigger than a pencil.  

Vital Details

$17 at Sephora

 

Revlon Eraser Pen

What Does It Do?

This marker-like tool dissolves makeup—even waterproof and long-wear formulas—with a blend of vitamin E and botanical oils. The fine tip allows for precise corrections, especially useful for eyeliner errors.

How Long It Takes to Get Results

Instantly.

Staying Power

The formula evaporates immediately without leaving a residue.

Can It Fit in My Clutch?

Yes, it’s really a pen.

Vital Details

$7.99 at mass retailers

 

Anastasia Brow Fix

What Does It Do?

The clear pomade pencil glides on easily to keep brows neat and orderly, no brush necessary.

How Long It Takes to Get Results

Less than a minute.

Staying Power

Just one swipe should get you through the day.

Can It Fit in My Clutch?

Yes, it’s only a few inches long.

Vital Details

$19 at Sephora

 

Tweezerman Nail Block

What Does It Do?

This palm-sized tool has everything you need to buff nails to manicured perfection. The curved sides make back-and-forth buffing and filing easy.

How Long It Takes to Get Results

A buff and shine in a few minutes, though you can file and re-shine in seconds.

Staying Power

One buff should last a week.

Can It Fit in My Clutch?

Yes. Its compact shape takes up less room than a traditional file.

Vital Details

$4 at Ulta, tweezerman.com

 

DuWop Beauty Blade

What Does It Do?

The blades of this sharpener are infused with antibacterial polymers, which sanitize pencils and the residue left inside, which could otherwise spread germs each time you resharpen.

How Long It Takes to Get Results

Two seconds to twist your eye, concealer or lip pencils.

Staying Power

The antibacterial properties of the blade last for at least two years.

Can It Fit in My Clutch?

Yes and it’s got a hinged cover, so your bag stays shavings-free.

Vital Details

$11 at Sephora, duwop.com

 

Band-Aid Activ-Flex Blister Block 

What Does It Do?

A lightly scented, clear balm protects tender feet from blisters caused by friction.

How Long It Takes to Get Results

Immediately—just rub it on and go.

Staying Power

One application should work for as long as you’re wearing shoes.

Can It Fit in My Clutch?

Yes, it’s smaller than a cell phone.

Vital Details

$5.99 at mass retailers

 

Face Atelier Lip Rx, Lip Putty, Lip Lock & Pout

What Does It Do?

Lip Putty fills in lines, while Pout plumps and enhances natural lip color; follow with Lip RX to moisturize and Lip Lock to seal.

How Long It Takes to Get Results

All work instantly.

Staying Power

Each should last a few hours.

Can It Fit in My Clutch?

Yes, each is no bigger than the average lipstick.

Vital Details

Lip Rx, $18; Lip Putty, $18; Lip Lock, $19; Pout, $18 at faceatelier.com

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