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MAKEUP MUST HAVES FOR EVERY HANDBAG – Trans4mation Salon – Lancaster, PA

Makeup Must Haves For Every Handbag



1. Translucent Powder – to control oil and shine, apply a small amount in a patting motion on the t-zone area (nose, forehead & chin).
Erica’s favorite: MAC Blotting Powder

2. Blotting Sheets – Use before powdering to absorb excess oils your pores have released and to eliminate shine. An environmentally friendly option: Beauty Blender Blotterazzi; it’s a reusable blotting sponge that absorbs oil and is washable.
Erica’s favorite: Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

3. Q-tips or Almay Q-tips – for touchups in case your eyeliner, lipstick or mascara smudges, you can use regular Q-tips or Q-tips filled with makeup remover. Use a dry, clean Q-tip to blend out concealer and foundation creasing around the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Erica’s favorite: Regular: Q-tips Precision Tips
Filled with Makeup Remover: Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks

4. Lip Color – You will want to keep your lip color with you so you can touch up after eating and/or drinking.

Bonus: Hydrating spray to refresh and rehydrate skin and makeup after touching up. This will help to eliminate the powdery look you can get from touching up with powder.
My Favorite: Mac Fix+

5 Summer Must haves.


These are tips from our in-house makeup artist, Erica 


  • At least 30 broad-spectrum to protect from both UVA & UVB.

#2 Don’t Skip Moisturizer

  • Even if you are oily skin type. If you are feeling like your regular moisturizer is to heavy, look for a light moisturizer.

#3 Use a Facial Spray

  • A facial spray will be refreshing, cooling and yet a hydrating boost throughout the day.

#4 Waterproof Mascara

  • Even if you don’t plan on dancing in the rain, going swimming or crying, waterproof mascara is the better option in the summer because you tend to sweat more which can make regular mascara smudge

#5 Try a BB or CC

  • BB or CC is a great alternative to foundation. It’s lighter feeling, yet you still get the coverage of a decent foundation. It can replace both your moisturizer and foundation. I would still use an SPF with it.

BONUS: If you don’t want to buy a separate BB/CC cream (tinted moisturizer) mix your favorite foundation with your moisturizer at a 1 to 1 ratio and viola!!


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