There is no shame in doing your makeup on your morning commute. The once taboo act of applying cosmetics in public (shock, horror!) is no longer such a big deal. We are busy working women, and some mornings (okay, most), we'll have a crack-of-the-dawn meeting, a date with the gym or just a snooze-button incident, so it makes sense to multitask makeup application with travel while listening to the latest podcast that takes our fancy—because we're clever like that. Of course, whatever your preferred mode of transport, you want to ensure that the products you use are easy enough to apply on the go; we're talking products that incorporate mirrors, formulas that work on more than one part of your face, and crucially anything that doesn't require a ton of brushes. Because if you have a brush in one hand and the product in the other, no one's going to hold that mirror for you. Keep scrolling for the Byrdie-approved makeup products you can use on the go.
First things first, apply some rinse-free hand wash. Because germs.
Simply click the button, and just the right amount of liquid foundation is released. The compact is spill proof and contains a sponge and mirror. It's the easiest way to apply a liquid base on the go.
A creamy full-coverage concealer in a compact with a mirror. Use your fingers to tap onto any blemishes and redness. It also has SPF 20—bonus!
This chunky crayon imparts a creamy flash of colour onto lips and cheeks. The sponge at the end can be used to blend, but fingers work just as well.
You can totally strobe on the go; this chubby crayon makes it easy.
This is a mess- and fuss-free way to apply loose powder on your morning commute—thanks to the powder being housed in the handle. Because we can't count the amount of times we have dusted ourselves and the person next to us (insert monkey-covering-eyes emoji here).
Opt for a mascara with a compact comb rather than a big fat brush; you're less likely to end up with mascara on your eyelids or cheek that way. In fact, a comb can often help you get right into the root to lift and elongate the lashes. Plus, this mascara has added biotin and neuropeptides to condition and strengthen your lashes.
You can even perfume yourself en route to work with this incredibly chic roll-on from Byredo.
Of course you need a compact makeup bag to house your expert edit of products in; this Moschino cosmetics case will do nicely.
Do you apply makeup on your way to work? Or do you think it's a big no-no? Let the debate commence in the comments box below.