The one makeup item consistently in my bag is this adorable limited-edition compact by Hourglass Cosmetics, called Vol. 6 Face Palette in Zodiac, and available only at Sephora. It costs fifty-eight clams, which isn’t exactly cheap, but it includes two versatile, wear-anywhere glosses, and four gorgeous, richly pigmented wet or dry eyeshadows to take you from office to dinner party. Plus, it’s paraben-free and the packaging is insanely cool—the compact lid opens to swivel 360 degrees. (Okay, I don’t really know what the point is, but it’s certainly fun, and the mirror is huge!) In a pinch, either gloss doubles as a cheek stain, and the darkest two shades—a plum and a shimmery midnight blue/grey—help create the sexiest smokey eye this side of Brigitte Bardot. Run, don’t walk.