Whether you go out once a month or three times a week, oil blotting papers are something you should definitely have in your bag at all times. There's nothing worse than seeing pictures the morning after a night out and realizing you're the shiniest one in the bunch.
|One of my favorite souvenirs from China.|
Another essential is mints. Peppermints, mint gum... anything really, as long as they freshen your breath. Chances are you're going to run into old friends (or make new ones) and you don't want them to be able to tell a) what you had for dinner or b) what you're drinking just by smelling your breath. Gross.
|Restaurant mints work fine!|
Also, keep some redness-relieving eye drops in your bag. Much like shiny foreheads, red eyes only seem to show up in the photos you won't see until the morning after. If you don't want to look like you're exhausted, you should stock up on the drops. You can buy teensy bottles too, so don't worry about not having room for them in your little statement clutch.
Lip gloss, stick, stain or balm is an absolute must whenever you go out, but go with a formula that isn't too sticky. There's nothing worse than walking down the street and then having little strands of hair getting all caught up in your lips.
|My favorites: Addie's OxBerry from Bite Beauty Lip Lab and Stainiac by the Balm.|
My final tip is a to keep a hair tie handy. This kind of goes with the whole lip gloss thing. If by the end of the night, you find yourself pulling hairs out of your lip gloss or your drink, it's time to pull that hair into a pony.
|As far as hair ties go, choose something that won't snag, like this one.|
Now that I've shared my favorite night out beauty tips, it's your turn! Tell me about your going out essentials in the comments!