If you’re caught somewhere without your morning beauty essentials, try these tips:
Use a dab of toothpaste to freshen your breath.
“You can create a makeshift toothbrush by wrapping a damp paper towel around your finger and squeezing some toothpaste on top,” says Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS, Board Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon and President, LovelySkin.com.
This will tide you over until you can get to your trusty toothbrush.
Raid his Q-tips
If you forgot to cleanse the night before, remove smeared eye makeup with a damp Q-tip.
A dab of lotion can also help take off stuck-on eyeliner and mascara. Borrow his face wash to cleanse your skin. “A fresh face will help you look well-rested and wide awake. If he has baby powder, use a dab to control excessive shine on your skin,” says Dr. Schlessinger.
Freshen up your hair
You can also sprinkle a small amount of baby powder into your roots to refresh oily hair and add volume. Apply a small amount of his hair wax or pomade to the ends of your hair to add texture to lifeless locks. If your date doesn’t have baby powder, find an excuse to check his fridge. Baking soda works in a pinch!
Most men have some sort of hair product in their arsenal — using a pomade or wax. Use this lightly, because a lot of it has a lot of pop — but working a bit of it through your ends can turn your slept-in bedhead into tousled waves — so sexy you may end up in bed again!
Curb those pits
Using his deodorant is not going to fly, but check his vanity for some hydrogen peroxide. If you dip a paper towel, you can rub on your armpits until you can take a proper shower!
Oil, are you here?
Vaseline, baby oil, even cooking oil from his kitchen can help you out in a pinch to do everything from taming your brows to unruly bedhead frizz. These products can all also double as a lip balm, and Vaseline can work on lashes to make them look darker.