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How To Not Look Like A Mess At Work Ever Again


Being a girl boss is no easy feat, but keeping the right stash of beauty products at your desk can be a total savior and game-changer when it comes to putting your most impressive face forward—all day long. When you don’t have time to complete a full morning beauty regimen (or need an afternoon pick-me-up), it’s the best way to stay polished on the fly. Here, the essentials that will ensure you look and feel your best at work, whether you call a cubicle or the corner office home.

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Beauty Products To Keep At Your Desk

Byredo Gypsy Water Roll-On Eau De Parfum



Roll-On Perfume

Spraying your favorite scent can be overwhelming for coworkers or clients. If you're dying for a refresh in the office, opt for a small rollerball.

Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper



Oil-Blotting Sheets

As the day progresses, so does the oil on our faces. Soak up unwanted shine with these papers.

Underarm Deodorant Wipes With Coconut Milk & Essential Oils



Deodorant Wipes

It's totally normal to need a quick refresher when tackling everything on your to-do list. When the stress and nerves hit you, these wipes are super discreet.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm



Hand Cream

Don't be embarrassed to shake hands. Keep yours hydrated and pretty with a light cream.

Mini Tidy Detangling Comb


Sephora Collection


Sometimes hair gets frazzled throughout the day. Keep a comb on hand to tidy up before meetings.

Burt’s Bees Cotton Extract Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes



Cleansing Towelettes

These work wonders on afternoon raccoon eyes. They're also ideal for removing makeup before heading to the gym at the end of the day.

Benefit Grooming Tweezer & Brush




If you didn't have time for your waxing appointment over the weekend, this is your trusty touch-up tool.

Oral B Glide Complete with Scope Outlast Floss Picks



Floss Picks

Food stuck in your teeth is uncomfortable—and really embarrassing. These portable floss picks keep your smile on its A-game.

Scünci No Slip Grip Comfortable Hair Elastics



Hair Ties

Switching up your hair throughout the day is totally fine—we all do it. A set of elastics helps keep it in place.

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick



Lip Balm

Keep your pout moisturized and add a hint of color with a simple tinted balm.

‘Duo Image’ Compact Mirror



Compact Mirror

When applying makeup or grooming your brows, it's important to have a detailed view.

Bobbi Brown Face Touch-Up Stick




This one is a must-have when makeup begins to wear off and blemishes become visible (or new ones pop up).

NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation




Light coverage comes in handy for touch-ups during the day or when headed out to dinner.

Khôl Couture Waterproof Eyeliner in Black




Whether you like to rock a smudgy look from nine to five, or prefer to pump it up for after-work drinks, always keep a pencil on hand.

Shu Uemura Color Luste Dry Cleaner



Dry Shampoo

Second-day hair looking tired? No worries. This will keep your locks fresh and bouncy.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara




A travel-size mascara will amp up your eyes in no time.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist



Hydrating Mist

Stress, fatigue and dehydration can sap your skin during the day. A shot of mist will keep it dewy.

Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit



Nail Kit

Pesky hangnails love making an appearance at the most inconvenient times. Have a kit on hand to deal with emergencies.

Sephora Collection Quick Fix: Bobby Pins



Bobby Pins

Tuck in flyaway hairs or secure a last-minute updo by keeping these at your desk.