We get to carry our favorite beauty essentials to work. Yay Mondays! They’re the best of times, they’re the worst of times. And nothing empowers your Mondays more than the feeling of being on top of your game, both physically and mentally. Speaking of the former, we always believe in putting some extra effort and treading the extra mile when it comes to our beauty regime. After all, we’re worthy of feeling magnificent in our own skin.
It’s no secret that the most timeless beauty trends of all time are beaming skin, toned arms, sweet French fragrance, silky soft tresses and dramatic eyelashes.
Let’s embark the Monday motto: THINK LIKE A BUSINESS WOMAN, LOOK LIKE A TART.
So are you ready to be the Olivia Pope of your workplace? Make sure you always carry these 14 beauty essentials for work. We sure do.
✔ Facial Wipes
✔ Oil Absorbing Sheets
✔ Hair Smoothening Serum
✔ Sun Protection
✔ Foundation Compact
✔ Lip Balm
✔ Lip tint
✔ Hand Sanitizer
✔ Hand cream
✔ Cuticle Oil
✔ Safety Pins
✔ Rollerball Perfume
✔ Refreshing Breath Spray
1. Facial Wipes
Whether you inadvertently smeared your lipstick during lunch, fudged up your cat eye or need to give your skin a swipe before your important meeting, cleansing wipes have got your back, er, face.
We recommend: Oriflame Sweden Wipes With Tea Tree Oil
2. Oil-Absorbing Sheets
Raise your hand if you have oily skin. If makeup turns your face into a slippery base just hours after use, use a packet of blotting sheets from your purse to de-slick, quick!
We recommend: NYX Blotting Paper
3. Hand Sanitizer
The list of possibly unclean things that your hands touch daily is endless, with the topmost being your phone screen. Don’t let in those microbes inside your body and always keep a sanitizer at your desk.
We recommend: Himalaya Pure Hands
4. Smoothing Hair Sheets
If you caught a glance of your hair this morning and it looks like that of a lion’s mane, even out your frizz and flyaways with these easy-to-store hair sheets. Caution, everyone in the office might give you weird looks, thinking you’re rubbing your hair with dryer sheets, but hey, they work.
5. Sun Protection
Prevent that right arm tan or the all over sunburn if you’ve got a convertible, by always keeping SPF around. This loyal friend will protect you not only during the harsh summers, but also during the colder months.
6. Foundation Compact
Make foundation application a breeze by carrying an extra compact around for crisis touch-ups and trust us, those come up. Darn you, surprise pimple!
We recommend: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer Plus Matte Powder Foundation Compact
7. Fuschia Lipstick
Rough 7 a.m. meeting? There’s nothing like a bright, bold shade of lipstick to turn your day around. Or if you had a long night, swipe on some fuschia lipstick to liven up your look. The shade recommended below is perfect for those who’re tired of the same fiery red and find nudes too lifeless.
We recommend: Lakme Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color with Argan Oil
8. Volumizing Mascara
Be it a formal meeting or a casual discussion, a girl has got to have her eyelashes on fleek. Volumizing mascara will lend a certain drama to your eyes and reduce those puffy eye bags from last night.
We recommend: Colorbar Zoom and Whoosh Mascara
Care & Moisturizers
9. Lip Balm
A girl should never leave her home without a nourishing lip balm. After all, you just never know when your lips might need that extra softness.
We recommend: Maybelline Baby Lips (SPF 20)
10. Hand Cream
If you’re guilty of leaving your hands dry and wrinkle prone, then it’s about time to turn around this bad habit. Score some extra points during handshakes by keeping your fingers silky smooth, well-moisturized and sweet-smelling.
We recommend: The Body Shop Mini Hemp Hand Protector
11. Cuticle Oil
Sitting through a long presentation or client call can make a girl go restless. The result? Picking and biting of the cuticles. Stop the damage and rub in some cuticle oil for nail. Your hands deserve that extra care.
We recommend: essie Apricot Cuticle Oil
12. Safety Pins
Don’t go by their size, these little life-savers will come handy every time your zip pops open or your shirt button falls out. Save that untimed embarrassment caused by wardrobe malfunctions by stashing a box of safety pins in your work bag.
We recommend: Pin to Pen Safety Pin Set of 3
13. Refreshing Breath Spray
A sweet & stimulating fragrance is probably one of the biggest turn-ons & best beauty essentials. Make sure you’re heard by whiffing a breath spray every now and then.
We recommend: Spraymint Breath Spray
14. Rollerball Perfume
No time to shower this morning? Scorching hot in the office? Or maybe you just want to smell extra sweet. Stack a mini perfume bottle or rollerball in your desk so you can smell like a meadow whenever you want.
We recommend: Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia
Did we miss out on any of the work-bag beauty essentials? Add on to this list by commenting your favorites below.