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Desk Drawer Beauty | 10 Must Have Products

By Rachel Stevenson - 13 Jun 2016

Going from desk to drinks isn’t easy (beauty wise, we mean – the physical act of heading to a bar post-work comes verrrry easily to us). As we usually like to roll out of bed with five minutes flat to get ready, we know how important it is to have a desk full of products to get us ready when 6pm rolls around. Here are the desk drawer beauty essentials we can’t live without.

Scunci Dry Shampoo Brush

Dry shampoo is an absolute must in any desk to drinks situations, that’s a-given, and this nifty little brush is here to lend a helping hand to your dry shampooing needs. Specifically built with boar bristles to distribute dry shampoo evenly throughout your hair, it removes oil and residue as well—the perfect way to add a bit of volume to your day (okay, bed) hair. 

Oribe Dry Texturising Spray

A game changer, this amazing spray adds life to even the most lacking hair while acting as the perfect alternative to dry shampoo. Spray generously all over your locks for an intentional rolled-out-of-bed style or spray into your roots to add volume while hiding any greasy bits. Hellooo bar-worthy tresses. 

Indermica Deep Cleansing Pads

Now we all know putting a second layer of makeup on after a day at work feels a bit gross (think dirty hands from your keyboard, train, phone, um, you get the drift). Save on trying to wash your face in the work basins (again, gross) by using one of these handy cleansing pads which will leave your face cleansed and ready for evening makeup application. 

Sodashi Rejuvenating Face and Neck Moisturiser

I don’t know about you, but by the end of the working day my skin is looking extremely dull and lifeless, not to mention dehydrated. Enter: Sodashi Rejuvenating Face and Neck Moisturiser. Super moisturising, it does what it says on the tin and rejuvenates skin, getting it ready to ply on evening makeup. 

Ellie Saab Le Parfum

A gorgeous scent and a definite must-have to spruce yourself up post work in the absence of a proper shower!

H20 Plus Eye Oasis Instant Hydrating Stick

With one of the key ingredients of this little gem being caffeine, it’s the perfect pick me up for those pesky eye bags. Keep this for hangovers to keep bags at bay and (maybe) fool your boss that you’re not about to fall asleep on the job!

Models Prefer Blotting Paper

If the mid afternoon shine hits you too, this is the ideal way to get rid of it. Simply dab across the offending areas and voila! Matte skin once more. 

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm

The easy way to take your look from day to evening is with a pop of colour. Get your fix from the range of Chubby Sticks. And the best bit? They moisturise too. Move over Paw Paw. 

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara

Big lashes are a massive yes for a night on the town. Get yours as full and as fat (in a good way) as possible with this magic little product. Oh, and the packaging is gorgeous so this one can stay on your desk rather than being hidden away. 

Watts Up Benefit Highlighter

The definition of going out makeup? Highlighter. While you may not have the capacity (or inclination) to do a full face of contouring, highlighter is the perfect way to add a little sparkle to your look and create the illusion of Bella Hadid-worthy cheekbones, also known as the dream.


Image credit: Lumina

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