September 2, 2011

What to Keep in Your Office Beauty Kit

Sure, you’ve got a stash of paper clips and staples at your desk, but how about blotting paper and hair elastics? Keep these beauty essentials tucked away in your office so you’ll always be boardroom—and cocktail hour—ready.
Blotting paper
These slim sheets are just as convenient as Post-its. To completely erase afternoon shine simply press one (like Shu Uemura Face Paper) on your nose, cheeks, and forehead where oil tends to build up.
Clear elastics and bobbi pins
Keep a pile of these handy to create a quick, dinner date-worthy chignon or sleek pony. Try: Sephora Collection Snag-Free Hair Elastics and Goody ColorCollection Metallic Finish Bobby Pins.
Dry shampoo
If strands tend to get greasy or limp by day’s end, sprinkle some dry shampoo onto your roots to soak up oil and give hair an instant volume boost. One we like: Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder.
Clear polish and remover wipes
Freshen up a days-old mani with a coat of fast-drying clear polish like L’Oréal Paris Pro Nail Polish in Clear while you’re on a conference call (you can also use it to seal a run in your stockings). For already chipped lacquer, keep single-use pads drenched in remover, like Cutex Essential Care One Step Nail Polish Remover Pads, to start fresh.
Roll on Perfume
A petite version of your favorite scent is easy to reapply onto pulse points before dashing out for evening engagements. This one smells like a powder-dipped rose: Chloé Chloé Rollerball.
Shimmer powder
Use your pinky finger to press this universal enhancer onto the inner corner of your eyes, along your browbones, or just above your cupid’s bow to instantly transform your look from day to night. Try: Stila Eyeshadow Pan in Kitten.
What product is a mainstay in your office beauty stash?


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