pen / headphones / pocket mirror / eyedrops
just in case
band aid / toothpick / tide-to-go / pain killers / peach mint breath spray
lip gloss / concealer / eye liner
I discovered Tide-To-Go a couple years ago and it has become a staple in my purse. It's basically fabric bleach in a pen. It has come in very handy since my boyfriend and I are messy eaters and get food on ourselves all the time. I don't carry much makeup with me except for my 3 touch-up essentials - lip gloss, concealer and a pencil liner. Specific products vary but this combo stays consistent in my purse. I currently love the Clarins Instant Lip Perfector for plump and glossy lips, Maybelline Mineral Concealer just in case any nasty spot decides to come visit, and Urban Decay 24/6 Eyeliner in Zero for touch-ups before last minute drinks and dinner plans.
There's a reason girls need purses while guys don't - we just have so.much.more.stuff that we need to keep in handy! I am a huge purse girl who loves to switch out of purses every couple days, so I find keeping all these small and miscellaneous possessions in a pouch really helps with switching purses and finding stuff in my bag, also known as a bottomless pit.