Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Pack your purse with these mini must-haves for fall.

GLAMOUR GIRLS ON the go need things compact and practical to fit the perfect little purse. Now what are you going to put in that cute little bag to prepare you for any beauty need? A great find for space-saving vanity items is a tiny mirror from Lilacs Bow Yoke ($12 at Burnt Sugar, 601 N. 35th St., 206-544-0699), decorated so beautifully on the back that by the time you get busted by the etiquette police for re-glossing your lips at the table, everyone will be too dazzled to care. . . . Speaking of lip gloss, the latest and greatest space saver in that department is Delux Beauty's Junior Duo gloss ($20 at Olivine, 5344 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-706-4188)less than 2 and a half inches long, it's a lip gloss on one end and a liquid blush on the other. There are two great color choices: "Nibbly Nude" for a natural look or "Twinkly Pink" for more color. Each end has a brush applicator, so there's no need to tote extra makeup brushes. . . .The Junior Duo is so diminutive that it will make room for the relatively huge 1-ounce Peppermint Spirits with a dropper ($9.99 at Whole Foods, 1026 N.E. 64th St., 206-985-1500). This refreshing, pure peppermint oil is intense and worth it! With no added sugar. . . . While we're on the subject of smells, check out the Papier d'Armenie deodorizing papers ($8 at Essenza, 615 N. 35th St., 206-547-4895). You get a booklet of perforated papers that you can burn to diffuse any stinky situationall you need is a lighter or a match. . . . Also at Essenza are Japanese blotting papers by Molza ($4), perfect for oily skin and shiny noses. Just don't get the Papier confused with the Molza papers in a dark baryou don't want to end up deodorizing your face or setting your oil blotters on fire. . . . Here's one for the hairy girls: Between waxing appointments, get yourself a great pair of Rubis Slant Tweezers ($30-$40 at Ed Wyse Beauty Supply, 1800 Eastlake Ave. E., 206-322-9973) to keep handy in case

of a facial hair crisis. They're worth the price, since they can last years if cared for properly. . . . Few things are worse than dark circles under a girl's eyes after a long weekend. Take off those sunglasses and try this pint-size pot o' magic: Time Balm has come out with an antiwrinkle concealer ($18 at Pearl, 310 N.E. 65th St. , 206-729-1149) for daytime, nighttime, and bedtime. Talk about multitasking! This double-duty concealer comes with a sponge the size of a quarter, is perfect for perking up tired eyes, and is smaller than a pot of Carmex. . . . If your eyesight is less than perfect, check out Time's tiny retro eyeglasses at Ottica Eyewear downtown ($280, 2025 First Ave., Suite C, 206-443-0320). These groovy specs have a generous amount of girly-girl rhinestones in the frames. These are so damn cute that if you don't need glasses, you'll wish you did. . . . Sephora in University Village (2566 N.E. University Village, 206-526-9110) is always a safe bet for finding whatever you seek in the beauty realm. Their best travel-size item is a great pop-up travel brush ($8). It looks like a compact but pops open to a hairbrush and mirror inside. . . . Trish McEvoy at the downtown Nordstrom (500 Pine St., 206-628-2111) has perfected travel-size makeup. The most desirable item is the fuchsia pink leather makeup case ($75). In one pocket, you can put the travel-size brush set that comes with itthe brushes are the same excellent quality of the regular Trish McEvoy brushes, but less than a third the size. The other pouch can hold color palettes ($19-$24)glosses to powdersthat are all about the size of a credit card and as thick as a matchbook. . . . What we're missing is a travel-size mascara. Many women wait for "gift" time and use the sample-size mascara that comes with the bag of goodies. But go for the full-size Yves Saint Laurent mascara ($22.50 at most makeup carriers). The one in the gold tube says it has a

"false lash effect," which should be worth the extra space it takes. . . . But what if you're out and about and you want to take it off in a hurry (your makeup, that is)? The travel wipes from Rescue Beauty Lounge ($5 at Burnt Sugar) can remove makeup anywhere, anytime.

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