When you spend as much time at work as you do at home, you know you need a secondary supply of beauty products front-and-center in your office. To avoid looking like you have officially moved into your cubicle, choose discreet and practical beauty products that will enhance your work performance without giving your boss pause.
Oil-absorbing face wipes
As you run from one meeting to the next, it’s only natural that your face would start to take on an oily sheen. By keeping a pack of oil-absorbing face wipes in your desk drawer, you can dab and blot as needed without having to reapply your make-up. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a decent product. Try Clean & Clear’s Oil Absorbing Sheets. You can pick up 50 sheets from almost any drugstore for only $6.99.
Moisturizing face spray
A mid-afternoon slump may affect your productivity, but a moisturizing face spray could give you the perk-up you need to keep going. Whenever your skin starts to feel tight, heavy or worn, spritz a rejuvenating spray over your makeup. Options like Clinique’s Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief will add moisture and freshness without adding oil.
Translucent mineral powder
Before a big presentation or client meeting, you want to make sure your make-up looks smooth and even. Rather than retouching caked-on foundation, try evening out your skin tone and cutting down on shininess with a lightweight translucent mineral powder. Physician’s Formula offers an organic option with a brush and self-contained cap and mirror. As far as office products go, this one’s a must-have.
Have you ever had a one-on-one meeting with your boss immediately after you downed an onion bagel? How about a close-quarters planning session right after you finished a venti-mocha-skinny-no-whip-latte? For those moments when gum smacking clearly isn’t appropriate, a quick tooth brushing with a single-use toothbrush will keep you from feeling self-conscious. Colgate’s Wisps are one obvious choice, but you can also purchase similar products, like Plak Smacker, from online vendors. Throw a couple in your desk drawer and pull them out when you need that clean-mouth feeling.
You can pretty much trust your eye make-up to stay in reasonable shape throughout the day, but with all the office gabbing, lunch meetings and coffee drinking going on, you’re bound to lose your lip color by about 10:00 am. If you keep a tube of your favorite lipstick in your desk at all times, you can count on it whenever you need a quick touch-up.