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12-07-10 | Posted by

Most of us spend more time sitting at our desks then sleeping in our own beds—ouch! Throughout the busy work day, our clean shiny hair and freshly applied makeup slowly wear away leaving us looking in need of a quick makeover.  With a stocked arsenal of desk beauty essentials—some that even do double-duty—you should be able to feel refreshed and looking as good as if you just left the house.   Here are eight products to stash at your desk at all times.

Photo Credit: Victoria's Secret Beauty

Forget lipstick or gloss, VS Makeup PRO Smooth FX Lip Scrub & Balm is all you need to keep lips looking gorgeous all day long.  This portable lip duo features a sugar scrub to exfoliate super-flaky lips, and a silky moisturizing balm, which contains mango butter, olive oil and antioxidants, leaving lips with a sexy sheen.  $14 www.victoriasecret.com

Photo Credit: Dior

 Dior’s Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Hand Creme moisturizes dry, cracked, aging hands without leaving a greasy feeling, perfect for those of us who spend most of our time at the computer.  It’s also a powerful anti-ager and features an anti-oxidant rich plant extract that targets age spots and revitalizes skin, as well as SPF 15 to protect against harmful UV rays. $55 for 75ml www.dior.com

Photo Credit: Colgate

Anytime your breath needs a little freshening and your ordinary mint or piece of gum is not working, try a quick brush with Colgate Wisp. No water or rinsing is required, and a liquid-filled bead in the center releases a minty flavor that’s not too strong, yet conceals unpleasant odors in a flash.  It comes in three flavors: spearmint, cinnamint and peppermint. $2.39 for a 4pk http://www.drugstore.com/.

Photo Credit: Almay

Keep Almay’s One Coat Dial Up Mascara handy for days when you need your eyes to look more awake or to accentuate lashes for an after-work get together with friends.  With just one click of the dial, which features three settings to adjust lash fullness, it takes lashes from day to night.  I like how it’s clump- free and hypoallergenic so it won’t irritate eyes after a long day. $8.49 http://www.cvs.com/. 


Photo Credit: NARS


NARS The Multiple is a multi-tasking cream to powder portable stick that makes re-applying makeup a no-brainer.  It’s great for refreshing tired-looking skin and works well in a pinch to accentuate eyes, cheeks and lips for a last-minute meeting or after work plans. $38 www.narscosmetics.com

Photo Credit: Tatcha

No one wants to go have to talk to their boss with a shiny T-zone, which is why keeping a pack of Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers close by will banish shine in no time. Made out of abaca leaf so they’re super absorbent, and flecked with gold leaf, these delicate handmade papers contain no powder or fragrance. $12 for 30 www.tatcha.com.

Photo Credit: Oscar Blandi

Keep a can of Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo for days when you skip washing hair or for adding extra oomph to flat lifeless locks. This dry shampoo sprays on colorless—perfect for all hair types—and leaves hair with a pleasant scent, all while absorbing oil and product build-up.  $11 for 1.4 ounces www.sephora.com.

Photo Credit: Josie Maran

Josie Maran’s Organic Argan Oil is that one product that does so many things. I love how the organic Moroccon oil, which is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, works on dry, ragged cuticles; moisturizes dry patchy skin on face and elbows; and smoothes and de-frizzes hair without leaving a greasy feeling. $48 for 1.7 ounces www.josiemarancosmetics.com.

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