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10 Beauty Products to Stash in Your Desk to Keep You Looking Fresh at Your 9-5

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* Stock your desk with these goodies
* Products that will refresh and hydrate you during long days
* Portable and easy-to-use at the office or on the go

Since many of us spend most of our waking time at work, it is important to have an arsenal of top-notch beauty products available at any given moment for impromptu meetings, happy hours, or simply when you need a pick-me-up. We’ve listed a few items that are easily kept at your desk that will help you freshen up your makeup and/or hair during the day.

1. Oil Absorbing Tissues

Before you do anything to fix your makeup, you might want to absorb any excess oil that has accumulated throughout day. These Premium Oil Blotting Tissues rapidly absorb excess oils to help control shine without any powder to soothe, protect and refresh your face. Made from 100% natural linen fibers with organic bamboo charcoal for freshness, these come in a convenient, easy-to-use dispenser which assures one-sheet use.

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2. Power Lipstick

Another essential product to have on hand at your desk is a bold-hued lipstick. We’re talking about that power lipstick that you can just swipe on and it will dress up your look instantly, making you ready for a meeting or happy hour. Our pick is Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick which, with just one swipe, you will get an unbelievable laydown of pigmented color. The modernized, luxed-up lipstick case is just another added perk that will make you happy whenever you pull out to apply.

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3. Deodorant Stick

Kind of an obvious choice, however, this deodorant stick is an all natural one that actually works. Schmidt’s award-winning formula of their Deodorant Stick has set new standards for deodorant: a luxurious feel, health-conscious formulation and an amazing Rose + Vanilla scent. This deodorant stick is easily absorbed, free of aluminum and parabens, and is vegan and cruelty-free.

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4. Skin and Lip Balm

Glossier’s Cult Balm Dotcom is another multi-functional product that’s an essential product for your desk and bag. It is a hydrating, long-lasting, multipurpose lip balm and skin salve that is packed with antioxidants and emollients that nourish and repair dry, chafed skin. These serve as great lip balms for any time of day. Balm Dotcom comes in the original version or 5 other tints and flavors including birthday cake, mint and my personal favorite coconut which smells like you are on the best beach vacation ever.

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5. Soothing Face Mist

Whether or not you are going out after work, face mist is an essential pick-me-up that will keep you feeling fresh. La Roche-Posay’s Thermal Spring Water Soothing Face Mist contains rich antioxidants, mineral salts and trace elements to soothe, tone and refresh skin. This face mist spray can be used after you cleanse as a toner in the morning and throughout your workday to re-hydrate dry skin from the scary office elements.

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7. Anti-Frizz Smoothing Sheets

Ouai’s (pronounced WAY) Anti-Frizz Smoothing Sheets are a perfectly portable way to get frizz-free hair on the go. Keep a box of these in your desk to help fight dry, frizzy or end-of-day staticky hair. Simply swipe a sheet a few time over your hair for a shiny, smooth and static-free coif. Another great thing about these sheets is their super-cute packaging that will look great displayed on your desk.

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8. Dry Shampoo

Another important hair product is the dry shampoo, which will help extend the life of your blowout and restores volume and texture after a long day. Living Proof’s Dry Shampoo does it all: absorbs oil, sweat and odor for ultra-clean hair. Their odor neutralizer is particularly interesting as it features a time-release fragrance that delivers a light, clean scent throughout the day, leaving your hair look, feel and smell clean.

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9. Travel Perfume Spray

Keeping a bottle of perfume on your desk isn’t exactly practical, but now most of your favorite scents come in travel-size versions that make on-the-fragrance touch-ups a cinch. Our pick is Chloe Nomade Eau de Parfum. Chloe has a great track record with their fragrances and the Nomade is one of their latest releases. It’s warm, floral based scent with key notes of oakmoss, freesia and mirabelle liquor. The scent is described as “the essence of a free-spirited and confident women, taking inspiration from her experiences and encounters throughout the world and asserting who she is.”

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10. Setting Spray

Our last desk essential is the Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix. This is a universal setting spray that will lock in your makeup,  keep your makeup colors fresh while delivering a healthy, radiant glow for touch ups. While number 5 above will rehydrate and tone your skin, the Mist & Fix will set your makeup while creating a sweat-proof, rub-resistant barrier for fresh-looking makeup that lasts.

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