17 Brilliant Beauty Products You Should Always Have In Your Desk Drawer

Working in an office can certainly take a toll on your beauty routine.

How can anyone expect makeup to hold up under fluorescent lights for any entire day? Is it possible for one hairstyle make it through a full, eight-hour day without drooping? We’re all familiar with scrambling to touch up our makeup before heading out for an after-work drink — but is there really any way to look effortlessly flawless all day at the office?

Well, yes, there is.

With a few handy tricks up your sleeve — er, in your desk — you can ensure that you always feel put-together and fresh whenever you’re at work. Just try out some of these infinitely portable tools and see for yourself:

1. Have some Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub on hand, to keep flaky lips at bay all day.

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Get it here for $24.

2. Keep the Hollywood Deodorant Removing Sponge on hand, to take care of any embarrassing white marks on your clothing.

 

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Get it here for $10.99.

3. Use Colgate Wisps to freshen your breath before talking to your cute coworker.

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Get it a pack of 32 brushes here for $14.19.

4. Keep these Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks around to take care of any errant mascara smudges.

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Get a pack of 24 here for $13.99.

5. Make sure to have some Lavanila Deodorant on hand to keep you smelling fresh all the way through happy hour.

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Get it here for $8. 

6. Keep this compact of cute Dinoplatz blotting papers at your desk to combat unwanted facial shine.

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Get it here for $8.98.

7. Use this MD Solar Sciences Mineral Sunscreen Stick throughout the day to protect your skin from both sun and harsh fluorescent lighting.

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Get it here for $18. 

8. Keep this First Aid Ultra Repair Lotion on your desk, so your hands and elbows will always be supple and smooth.

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Get it here for $28.

9. An Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon rollerball is a simple and portable way to maintain your sexy smell.

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Get it here for $36.

10. Use Fresh Sugar Sport lip balm to give your lips SPF coverage all day long.

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Get it here for $28.

11. If you get to work and find your hair suffering from frizz and fly-aways, having some Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil on hand can be a lifesaver.

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Get it here for $42.

12. Keep this Art Naturals Root Cover Up compact around to mask any annoying roots showing through your hair color.

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Get it here for $18.95.

13. Place a miniature Tangle Teezer at your desk to rid your hair of tangles without ripping out any strands.

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Get it here for $14.06

14. Drybar’s Detox Dry Shampoo is invaluable to keep on hand for those days when you *ahem* stayed out too late the night before and forgot to take a shower.

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Get a full-sized bottle here for $33.

15. Get a miniature bottle of Living Proof’s Full Dry Volume Blast to give flat hair some oomph halfway through the day.

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Get it here for $15.21.

16. Use Well-Kept Screen Cleansing Towelettes to keep your glasses and sunglasses from looking smudged.

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Get a pack of 15 here for $14.99.

17. In a pinch, a battery-powered straightening iron can transform any day into a good hair day.

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Get one here for $45.99.

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