Combine summer humidity with a long day at work and you have a recipe for feeling like a hot mess by the end of the day! Feeling fresh and put together can help you perform better, so it's a good idea to keep some beauty items on hand that will give you a little boost when you need it. We've put together a list of beauty items to keep stashed in your desk drawer that can help you out of any makeup rut or hair mishap.
Oil absorbing sheets are the key to keeping your makeup looking fresh after a long day. Even if you don't have oily skin, you will be surprised at the amount of oil these things will pick up, especially if you are wearing your makeup for several hours at a time. We all know the feeling you get when your face feels mucky from a long day of makeup and you just can't wait to get home and wash it off! Use blotting papers throughout the day to keep your makeup looking and feeling good...even in the summer heat.
Invest in a good hand cream and make it a point to apply it every time you wash your hands. This will prevent your hands from feeling dry and give them some extra TLC when they've been typing or holding a pen all day.
No one wants chapped lips, though many women forget to keep their lips hydrated since they are so accustomed to using a lipstick and reapplying that during the workday. Be sure to get a lip balm that doesn't require you to dip your fingers into a pot to keep things clean and germ-free when your fingers have been typing on a keyboard all day.
Glass bottles are prone to breaking or leaking in your drawer so stick to a rollerball instead - plus, oil formulations tend to last longer in the heat. Have your favourite scent on hand to freshen up before meetings or before you head out to meet friends for happy hour.
After you blot your face, use a powder to mattify your skin wherever you get oily. This will prevent your makeup from moving around throughout the day and keep you from looking greasy!
A facial hydrating mist is a good way to sneak some skincare into those long hours at the office. If you think your skin is looking a little drab or could benefit from an extra pick me up, just spray away. Most hydrating mists are made of essential oils that smell divine and relaxing, especially if you're feeling stressed.
For those humid days where your hair just isn't behaving, throw it up in a chic ponytail so you don't have to think about it getting frizzy.
This one might not be an essential for everyone but it certainly does come in handy. If you get hit with some summer rain or just find that the strands that frame your face are sticking to your forehead from the sweaty walk to work, having a miniature flat iron at your desk can help you feel more put together. Simply style a few face framing strands and throw the rest into a bun for a look that is quick, chic, and easy!