Pack Your Perfect Clutch
Mini Makeup Palette
Rather than trying to jam in all your full-size essentials, consider this slim, all-in-one palette ($25, stilacosmetics.com), which is stocked with six eye shadows, a versatile cheek and lip stain, and a silky allover powder.
When it comes to looking picture perfect, a wayward bra strap or a gaping blouse are your worst enemies. A teensy strip of double-sided tape ($7, missoops.com) solves any fit problem in a snap-and peels off easily in the morning.
We've all done it: Debuted brand new heels on a big, important night-and our feet have suffered the consequences. This glide-on stick ($7, drugstore.com) forms an invisible, chafe-proof barrier between you and your shoe, no unsightly band-aids required.
A cooling facial towelette ($3, target.com) is perfect for dabbing spills or smudges from your clothing-and even better for whisking away all your makeup at the end of the night.
Didn't have time to get a manicure? A few minutes with this spongy nail buffer ($3.49, revlon.com and drugstores nationwide) and your nail beds will have a clear, polish-like shine.
Mini Dry Shampoo
A blast of dry shampoo ($11, oscarblandi.com) from this tiny aerosol can will perk up any hairstyle, helping updos stay up and preventing down 'dos from looking dreary.
These linen blotting papers ($10; bosciaskincare.com) sop up shine and thanks to a dose of antioxidant green tea, they'll also soothe redness and reduce inflammation.
Gum is great, but brushing is better. The breath-freshening beads nestled in these disposable toothbrushes ($8, drugstore.com) don't require water or rinsing.