Office life can be draining. And whether it’s because of the countless meetings you barely made it through or the never-ending flow of pizza and donuts, an eight-hour workday can sometimes feel like an 18-hour one. However, that doesn’t mean those sulky feels should be showing on your face! Keep your makeup game strong and your spirits high by arming yourself with these office-friendly makeup essentials.
Lip & Cheek Stain: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain For those mornings you had to rush to the office, dab a bit of color onto your lips and the apples of your cheeks for an instant, put-together look!
Oil-Absorbing Powder: NYX Blotting Powder Stuffy, warm office environments sometimes causes your makeup to take a turn for the worst. Keep a compact handy to banish shine or cover up any surprise zits.
Mints: Pepperminty-flavored gum, mints, drops, strips -- whatever you can find that will keep your breath smellin’ fresh – is a MUST. You never know what last-minute meeting or interview will pop up in your calendar, and if people can smell your lunch … well, let’s just say it’s better that you have these on hand.
Dry Shampoo: L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Texture Series Energizing Dry Shampoo If your luscious locks have fallen flat midday, give your roots a refreshing boost for hair that looks squeaky clean — even if it isn’t — and full of body!
Hand Cream: Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve You’re probably going to run through this stuff quicker than you thought — plus, you’ll have the softest hands in the office!
Lash Curler: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler Oh, what a difference curled lashes can make. Give ‘em a quick clamp for instantly bigger and brighter eyes — no one will know you got zero sleep last night! RELATED: How to Curl Your Lashes the Right Way
Hair Ties: Some days, a gal just has to get her hair out of her face. Buckle down for that presentation your client asked for at 5 p.m. and put your hair up in a chic, high pony!
Facial Mist: Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray Give yourself (and your skin) a “wake up call”! Chock-full of vitamins and antioxidants, a quick hit of this stuff will have you saying goodbye to oil, pores and any redness without messing up your makeup.
About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.