With New York Fashion Week kicking off, we’re betting your Instagram feeds will overflow with #OOTD shots and backstage peeks. What you may not see is what's hiding in those coveted it bags. We asked the the InStyle beauty team what essentials they always carry on the go to get them through the long days (and nights). Even if you’re not running back and forth to shows, these editor faves may deserve a place in your purse also.
1. Olly Goodbye Stress Gummies
"I’ll be bagging up a handful of these chewy treats and popping them in between shows. They’re packed with gamma-aminobutyric acid, said to be a calming neurotransmitter that can subdue feelings of stress. Since I started chewing two right after breakfast, even my morning commute has begun to feel less chaotic."
—Dianna Mazzone, assistant beauty editor
2. BeautyBlender’s Bloterazzi Pro
"My face tends to get shiny when I’m running around all day, and while I do love a good blotting paper, they often get lost at the bottom of my bag. I love this sponge for its amazing ability to absorb unwanted oil without moving my makeup around. Its carrying compact includes a mirror, and is always easy to grab out of my purse."
—Marianne Mychaskiw, associate beauty editor
3. Ouai Dry Shampoo
"Fashion week leaves little time for maintaining your regular haircare routine. And when you have bangs, things can start to get greasy real quick. This dry shampoo is currently my favorite because it sops up dirt and oil without leaving behind a filmy, white residue on my dark hair. Now it’s available in travel size, just in time for fashion week."
—Erin Lukas, beauty writer
4. Instavit Daily Health Spray
"With the change of seasons and all the exhausting running from show to show, I typically end up catching a cold post-fashion week. So this season I’ll be toting around a vitamin spray. It’ll make getting my daily nutrients vitamin D and folic acid that much easier on the go.”
—Sheryl George, beauty editor
5. RMS “Un" Cover-Up in 22
“This little pot of cream covers all sins—like lack of sleep, excess Rose, and deadline–driven breakouts. I can dab it on and blend it in without even looking into a mirror. The oils just melt into your complexion and give it a glow.”
—Angelique Serrano, beauty director