Your Beauty Kit For Adult Sleepovers: A Guide to Purse-Sized Products

Lisa Patulny

Remember that scene in Bridesmaids where Kristen Wiig skillfully peels herself out of bed with John Hamm, quietly paints on a full face of makeup (where was she hiding all those products?), then "wakes up" looking impossibly polished? This isn’t that sort of guide.

Instead, think of it as a real girl rundown on the best products to stash in your purse when the chance of an adult sleepover is high—and you don’t want to ditch your entire skincare routine. Each multi-purpose product has four uses and is small enough to fit in a teensy clutch. Result: you’ll never get stuck washing your face with hand soap again.

Keep reading for the best handbag-sized products to pack for an adult sleepover.

Argan oil

Atom Argan Oil ($26)

Use it: to take off makeup, as a nourishing treatment in place of your usual night cream, a body hydrator and frizz-taming hair serum.

Castile soap

Dr Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap in Baby Mild ($4.95)

Use it: for cleansing your face (it even works for sensitive skin), washing your body and hair, and even as makeshift toothpaste.

Serum foundation

Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum ($80)

Use it: for all your skincare and complexion-perfecting needs—it’s a serum, sunscreen, skin tint and mattifying product in one.

Lip and cheek tint

Tata Harper Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Sweet ($48)

Use it: to add a hint of natural-looking colour to lids, cheeks and lips, or as a subtle highlighter just on cheekbones.

Hair powder

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder ($14)

Use it: in place of dry shampoo, texturiser and root touch-up products. Plus, it works surprisingly well as an improvised deodorant.

Do you keep mini beauty products in your handbag "just in case"? How many times have you watched Bridesmaids? Share your favourite scene in the comments below!

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