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Pack an emergency clutch

You might be having way too much fun on the dance floor to care, but there will most likely be a few opportunities where you can touch up your look. So just in case that happens, you’ll want to pack a few of these products, recommended by Potempa and Stapleton:

• Mini bobby pins. These are great for a small clutch or purse, and it’s so quick and easy to put them in.
• A favorite anti-frizz cream. Put a little bit of it in a little container you can find at the craft store, and you can just instantly smooth out any flyaways throughout the night.
• A mini bottle of hairspray.
• A mini compact to check your lips and powder your nose.
• A black eye liner in case yours starts to run.
• A lipstick and lipgloss for easy touch-ups.