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Beauty Essentials to Keep You Looking Pretty Professional at Work

Office Drawer Essentials: The Hair and Makeup Staples to Stash in Your Desk

he chill in the air, twinkling lights decorating buildings, and sparkly accessories at every department store can only mean one thing: Holiday season is fast approaching, and along with it comes the wave of festive parties. Here at InStyle HQ, it may be perfectly normal to keep a drawer (or entire cabinet …) full of beauty products for that ever-important touch up, but some workplaces may frown on pulling out your entire manicure kit once the clock strikes six. That’s why we put together a short list of pre-party essentials that can take you from work to working it in a flash. Keep reading to find out why you need these products in your drawer now, and to shop each one.

Mini Flatiron: Measuing 6 inches, the plates on Amika’s Mighty Mini Styler ($29; sephora.com) can smooth frizz or bend ends, and still fit inside your drawer or work tote.

Dry Texturizer: A shot of Drybar’s Mini Triple Sec volumizing spray ($12; thedrybar.com) zaps grease and gives you tousled texture right where you want it.

All-in-One Palette: A multi-product palette like YSL’s Wildly Gold limited-edition version ($95; yslbeautyus.com) is a one-stop shop with soft blush, lip creams, and both smoky and shimmery shadows.

Concealer: The cool, metal-tipped tube of CoverGirl + Olay’s De-Puffer Eye Concealer ($14; drugstore.com) also contains soothing cucumber extract to send eye bags packing.

Glow Booster: Hit refresh on your complexion by dabbing Dr. Hauschka’s quick-dry Rose Day Cream ($43; dr.hauschka.com) on top of your base.

Deodorant Wipes: They’re not the sexiest props, but these odor-zapping wipes by Whish ($7 for a set of 8; ulta.com) are a hell of a lot easier to carry around than a stick of antiperspirant.


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