How To Not Look Like A Mess At Work Ever Again

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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

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.

Oil-Blotting Sheets

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

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.

Hand Cream

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


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

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.


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

Floss Picks

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

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.

Lip Balm

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

Compact Mirror

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


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


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


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.

Dry Shampoo

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


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

Hydrating Mist

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

Nail Kit

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

Bobby Pins

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