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Makeup Essentials to Keep at Your Office Desk

Mukta Gaikwad
The everyday rush to get to office in time leaves little room to get ready properly. However, you can very well make yourself presentable if you have a few makeup essentials at your desk in office. Here's taking a look at what cosmetics you need to transform your look from plain Jane to fabulous.
"To me, eye wear goes way beyond being a prescription. It's like makeup. It's the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance."
Vera Wang
Every woman understands the importance of looking presentable in a professional environment. After all, your appearance is an integral part of your personality. Many a time, you have to attend an important meeting, be a part of an international video conference, give a presentation, or entertain visiting guests.
When you are thrown into such impromptu situations, especially on a bad hair day, makeup essentials at your office desk can save your day. These can transform your looks within minutes, making you fabulous with just a few strokes.
Additionally, when most of your time of the week is spent in office, it makes perfect sense to store these makeup essentials. They can come handy, in case you decide to head out for dinner straight from office, or if you are asked out on a date by your colleague, investing a little in your look can pay off well.
The last point to note before we begin is, whether it is the Monday blues or Friday highs, looking presentable at office is always noticed by your superiors. It indicates good self-grooming habits, discipline, care towards oneself; values which are highly appreciated by most employers.


Harsh weather conditions, constant AC atmosphere at offices, poor dietary intake, and lack of water consumption can lead to dry and chapped skin. The best way to beat this is with a moisturizer.
Keep a regular moisturizer bottle at your desk, and keep applying it frequently on your hands, feet, and face to prevent dry skin.

Tinted Lip Balm

Applying a lipstick takes little effort. After all, a face with a smudged lipstick is simply funny to look at.
So, if you do not have time to invest in wearing a lipstick, keep a tinted lip balm at your desk. This brilliant item plays a double role. It not only keeps your lips moisturized, but also adds a splash of color to your face.

Eye Makeup

Most working women, especially working moms, know the amount of sleep deprivation they go through. This invariably takes a toll on the eyes, with growing dark circles and puffiness.
Mask all of this with simple eye makeup essentials such as kohl pencil, an eyeliner, and a good mascara. This will bring attention solely to your eyes, and not on the tiredness around it.

BB Cream

Foundations are a serious passe. This weekend pick up a BB cream which suits your skin tone and type. This mix of moisturizer and foundation, nourishes your skin and restores the lost glow within minutes. A minimal dab on your skin can transform your look, and don the much-needed presentable look before the urgent meeting.

Lip Gloss

Oftentimes, it so happens that, evening plans are made while you are at office. This leaves very little time for you to go back home, get ready, and then step out.
However, all you need is a simple stroke of lip gloss to make you look glamorous and all set for the night-out with friends. This tool could also come in handy on casual office days and for those extempore office parties.


Why office, one should not go anywhere without a perfume. This is a very important item to be kept at office desk. You need not keep an expensive perfume, but a good inexpensive deodorant will do too.
This can save you many embarrassing situations pertaining to body odor. Also, if you are a smoker, a perfume or any scent for that matter can come in handy.

Hair Serum

A good hair day is not everyday. And thus, a hair serum at your office desk is a necessity. This product can totally make your hair manageable, mostly when they get too frizzy to handle.
A drop of serum is all you need to bring back that lost shine of your hair, to make them look polished and sophisticated.

Face Wash

If your job requires you to be outdoors, it is only natural that your face will gather dust, grime, and dirt. This can cause acne and other skin irritations.
However, even if you work indoors, keeping a face wash at office is always a good idea. Washing your face twice a day keeps it looking fresh and cleanses it too.


Walking into office with disheveled hair for a messy look is alright once in a while. However, in a professional environment, one has to maintain a neat and tidy look. Thus, keep a comb handy, to tame your mane in case you have to.

Hair Clips

Yes! We lose these tiny important things at the drop of a hat. Keep a small pack of these at your office desk to avert hairstyle mishaps, or to make hairstyles in minutes.
Besides the aforementioned makeup essentials, you need to have tissues and a small mirror with you at all times. You never know when you may need these two items to put the rest together. So, the next time you leave home in a hurry, keep your worries aside, as you can always get ready at office.