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Do You Carry a Compact?

Unless it's compact makeup I'm stocking, I never seem to have a handy mirror on hand. Recently, though, a friend gave me this little goodie. On the outside it looks like an ordinary compact, but upon opening, it lights up both a regular and magnification mirror inside. I think it's pretty neat, and now I love having it in my bag. Do you carry a compact, too?

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writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
I just blot my face. I seldom reapply powder.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 8 years
No, I just use my phone in a pinch.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
i always have it in my bag, but my phone is the motorola krzr, with the exterior doubling as a mirror lol so thats what i always use.
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I usually do, but I tend to loan it to my mom or my sister and then never see it again! I need to pick up another one.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Ive got a full on makeup bag in my bag, my compact never leaves it. Even though one of the mirrors has fallen out I still use it, cause I tend to touch up or check my teeth on the move.
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
I have a slender aluminum mirror compact I picked up years ago at Muji. Its fallen a zillion times and never breaks! Bella, please do tell the brand of yours! I could really use one with both a light and a magnified side.
emalove emalove 8 years
Oh yes, I always have my Cover Girl Clean compact in my purse for mid-day touch-ups. I've been using this type of pressed powder since I was probably about 13!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Sometimes I do, especially if I'm going to a formal outing.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
My powder compact is one of the only two makeup items I do carry with me throughout the day.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I bought a mirror from The Body Shop for $10 that is the size of a credit card.
Bolly Bolly 8 years
I have like three mirrors in my purse. The gift card holders from Sephora are great for keeping coupons and bits of papers organized. And my main mirror is one of those handy ones from Sephora that has a pop out brush built into it.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I tend to bring it if I'm wearing a lot of make up to make sure things stay in the correct spot. I really need to bring my compacts with me. I have like 5 different ones. Sometimes I can look really jacked up and no one tells me.
bornthisway bornthisway 8 years
After my braces I've been paranoid about having food in my teeth so I always carry one around
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i often carry my whole makeup bag in my purse just incase but 99% of the time i never use it...only if i got an imprompty invitation to do something after work or something...OR if i have a huge zit, then i'll use it...but in a bathroom ONLY never in public
scully22 scully22 8 years
With my oil slicks I never leave home with out my oil blotting sheets and compact and my lip balm, oh jeez...I could go on and on :)
rosie2857 rosie2857 8 years
I always have a compact in my purse, it is like my security blanket!!!
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
I only carry a mirror to check my lipstick.
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Always have one with me even if I never seem to use it.. and when I leave home without I get really paranoid. :P Mine isn't as magical as yours though, Bella!
Advah Advah 8 years
My mum got me one when I was in junior or high school, and I can't live without it! Checking I have clean teeth, what I have in my eyes (I always get plenty of dust or even tiny bugs in my eyes :( ), or even tweezing my eyebrows and replying my lipstick when I'm at work. :P
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I normally do but in the winter with my skin being more dry I don't need to as often...
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
I verrrry rarely use it but its always in my bag. Never know when you have to check your teeth... i eat a lot so i guess its useful haha... and i guess its useful for getting eyelashes out of your eye.. that seems to happen to me a lot too.
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