On-the-go Gear

Portable essentials for the red carpet, from luxe breath strip cases to individual moisturizers

It’s a long time from the moment Oscar-goers leave for the show to when they get back home. Here are seven portable essentials that will help get them through the night, including a few gadgets specifically for the guys (click on photo gallery to view products).

With precious room to spare in clutches, C.O. Bigelow’s Ultra Mentha Gloss fits the bill by serving dual purposes: It adds shine to lips and freshens breathe. $7.50, bathandbodyworks.com

Individual packets of Creme Luxuese, Frederic Fekkai’s signature moisturizer, is the perfect way to keep hands smooth after countless handshakes. $35 for 14 single doses, beauty.com

After hours of party-hopping, your ‘do is going to need a dab: Freshen up limp ends with Ted Gibson’s non-greasy styling sheets with wild orchid extract. $25 for 10 sheets, saksfifthavenue.com

Or if there’s no hope for your hair, just pull it back with one of Stacey Lapidus’ beautiful hair bands with braided silk and crystals. Also available in black or white. $99, staceylapidus.com

Toss the ugly plastic case for your Listerine breath strips and opt for this ultra-luxe sterling silver version instead. $150, vivre.com

Never worry about sporting a five-o’clock shadow with Panasonic’s ultra-thin shaver, which measures in at about half a dozen credit cards. $35.99, circuitcity.com

Forget the traditional Swiss army knife. Oscar night calls for something with a little more pizzazz, such as Wenger’s luxury utility knife with cigar cutter. $100, neimanmarcus.com

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