In a perfect world, we’d have regular blowouts like Kate Middleton and 8 hours of REM sleep each night. But since neither one is currently a guarantee, I’m just thankful there’s a plethora of amazing beauty products to compensate. Like Oribe’s anti-humidity spray which prevents my frizz-prone hair from looking like I stepped out of an ’80s romcom. And while it may seem high maintenance to bring some of your favorite beauty products to work, remember it’s always wise to be prepared because you never want to run into your boss or client looking disheveled.
Here’s a roundup of hair and skincare essentials to keep at your desk to look polished and refreshed (psst: you’ll want to share this post with your male coworkers too).
If you don’t wash your hair in the morning, you’ll want to keep a bottle of dry shampoo handy at your desk for warding off any signs of greasiness. I’ve tried several dry shampoos but very few come close to Klorane’s ability to thoroughly absorb excess oil. Spray on your roots and tease with a Spornette brush to perk up hair.
Klorane Dry Shampoo, $19.50
There’s nothing more frustrating than taking the time to blowout your hair in the morning only to have it frizz up on your commute. Luckily I found this gem. Oribe’s anti-humidity controls puffiness, keeping your hair sleek and less crunchy than with a regular hair spray. Perfect for anyone with curly or frizzy hair. You’ll want to keep this at your desk for any last-minute touchups or if you know you’ll be outside.
Whether or not you wear order phentermine by mail lipstick to work, you definitely don’t want chapped lips (I’ve been guilty of it). This lip balm by Air Repair is my absolute favorite. It keeps lips moist without the stickiness. The only downside is that it doesn’t taste good, but we shouldn’t be eating lip balm anyway.
I can’t be the only one who’s been told she looks tired at work. The trick to faking 8 hours of beauty rest is to use a brightener (green eyeliner also helps). This brightening stick from W3ll People is currently a staple in my makeup case.
Because hands get dry in the winter, ’nuff said. I’m currently loving this hand cream by Murad, which was generously gifted to me by the brand. It keeps my hands smooth and also contains anti-aging properties like glycolic acid to rejuvenate the texture of your skin. And of course since hands are usually the first to show signs of aging, the anti-aging elements distinguishes this hand cream from others.
Murad AHA Hand Cream, $25
Miracle Skin’s Transformer Concealer is my go-to remedy for hiding an embarrassing pimple before a meeting or concealing puffiness. Plus it helps diminish fine lines.
If your skin is feeling dull or you need to wake up without overdosing on caffeine, a facial mist is all you need.
Boscia Facial Tonic, $24
What beauty products do you take to work? Let me know in the comments.