You know how it is. Your face is showing all the signs of a horrendous day at work and your beer buddy calls with news of a new happy hour spot he discovered that must be explored tonight. He’s already in the car heading toward your office leaving no time for a quick trip home to get glam. What’s a Savvy Beauty to do? Have a beauty bag filled with essentials stashed at her desk. Assuming you didn’t leave the house with a completely bare face, these seven products will help you create a stunning evening look. Just don’t wear them all at once.
Beauty Products to Stash at Work
Bold Lip Color
Whether you’re into high-wattage pinks, deep wine colors, edgy greens or black, a strong lip says you’re serious about beauty and you intend to be taken seriously. Admit it, when you see a woman with a bold lip color, you really want to know what she has to say. Or is that just me?
I take it as an indicator of high commitment to a cause and a chick who gives good lip had better be able to bring it. Eloquently. This might be taking it a little further than most but trust me, your mouth can make a statement in more ways than one. In fact, I encourage you to strive for it. I’m wearing NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede in Stone Fox. I loves it! Also, check out one of my favorite fuchsia lip colors by YSL.
The perfect way to get whichever glow you’re seeking. That of a deep bronze goddess or a fairy dusting of shimmer and sparkle. Try the Lorac Tantalizer Highlighter & Matte Bronzer Duo. The travel size is only $13! Perfect size and price for your at-work beauty stash.
OK, is this one really an essential beauty product? Yes! The right tools can make all the difference between flawless and giant fail. Ask anyone whose highlighter has been applied in the wrong shape to the wrong location. Not good my friend, not good. Try the Tarte Slenderizer Double-Ended Contouring Brush.
Instant glamour and badassery is what we want from a metallic eyeshadow and if you want to kick it up a notch further, go for a duo-chrome eyeshadow to keep them guessing about what color you’re actually rocking. I love Plume that comes in the Fancy Flutter Wardrobe Duo by butterLONDON. And I’m here for the NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Pasiphae. It’s a green/gold wonder that looks good on everyone!
One should never leave the house without a great mascara but even the best of them don’t always last all day. And what is a lady without her luscious lashes? A sad lady. Don’t be a sad lady, keep a tube with you at all times. Get major drama with Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir or Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.
You can’t go wrong with a smoky eye and kohl eyeliners are heavily pigmented and endlessly blendable. It’s hard not to get it right. Splurge on Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n Kohl Liquid Eyeliner in Bedroom Black or save on Maybelline Master Kajal Liner in Onyx Rush.
Hair Gloss or Sheen Spray
Shiny hair has long been considered a sign of youth and vitality but sometimes you have to fake it ’til you make it. Sheen sprays and hair glosses add just the right amount of shine without weighing hair down or making it oily. And if you find one that smells really good, you can forgo the perfume spritz. My friends always tell me I smell so good and I always tell them it’s my hair products. Multitasker for life! I always reach for Moroccanoil Hair Treatment for shine, fragrance and magical hair healing properties. The travel size is only $15.
Of course you’ll need a snazzy makeup bag to hold your stash and I like this playful Breakups to Make Up Bag from Sephora.
OK Beauty, you have your marching orders. Get your at-work beauty bag stocked immediately and be ready for any last-minute parties thrown your way.
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