photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

This little lifesaver is the brainchild of my lovely {and clever} client Emmy Rossum! Last Saturday I had the pleasure of doing her makeup for her Shameless panel at Comic Con, but I did it at 6:30am here in LA for her to leave at 8 and drive two hours to San Diego and attend the event until 5pm, without me there to help her with touch ups. Of course lipstick and blotting papers fit in her clutch, but not her foundation bottle or cream eye shadow. As I was trying to find a way to make it work, Emmy said “hold on!” and calmly found a contact lens storage case in her drawer. Brilliant! Here’s what followed that we can all easily do whenever we know we’ll need to touch up after a long day but don’t want to bring a big bag:

TOOLS: Your favorite clutch, a contact lens case, foundation or concealer, a cream blush or cream eyeshadow {whichever is more important for you to touch up} and a spatula

  1. Skim across the top of the cream blush/eye shadow with your spatula, collecting as little or as much of the product that you want in your travel case.
  2. Transfer the product into one side of the lens case. You can do this by scraping it along the inside of the case or gently pushing it off with your finger.
  3. Pump a few drops of the foundation or transfer your favorite concealer into the other side of the case.

You can literally do this with anything that you want to bring with you as long as the product is finger friendly. And it’s so small it will fit into even the tiniest of clutches. You could even have two of them with¬†four products!