Ever find yourself in a beauty predicament at work, knowing you have the exact solution to your problem sitting on your dresser…at home? We hate it when that happens. That’s why we keep a stash of “office supplies” on our desks, right by the staplers and index cards, just to be safe!

If you can relate, check out this quick list of sensible beauty-savers. Leaving them on your desk means you won’t have to lug them around in an already jam-packed purse (who needs the extra baggage, right?). We hope they help you as much as they’ve helped us!

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Neutrogena's Makeup Towelettes, Davines' Defining  Wonder Wax, Fresh's Hesperides Grapefruit Eau de Parfum, Wet n' Wild Coverall Pressed Powder, The Body Shop's Lip & Cheek Stain


These always come in handy for a quick makeup fix. Like when half your lipstick fades after lunch and you need to apply a fresh coat. Or when your eyeliner smears because you rubbed your eyes by accident. And especially when you want to wipe off all your makeup before heading to an after-work workout.


An extra compact of pressed powder or pack of blotting paper should keep any shine in check. A few pats will takes your look from frazzled to fresh (and you won’t even have to dig around the bottomless pit that is your purse).


We don’t know about you, but the more hectic our workday, the more haggard our hair gets. It’s always a good idea to have some sort of smoothing serum or styling wax within reach when you head to the ladies’ room for a touch-up. Trust us: you’ll probably be the only girl at work who’s prepared to handle the frizz.


Once in a while, you’ll be expected to attend a fancy shindig after work—and you’ll be completely unprepared for the event. It happens to the best of us! What to do when all you’ve got in your kikay kit are your nine-to-five neutrals? Easy: leave a multi-purpose lip and cheek tint at the office. You’ll get your dressy evening makeover in minutes, without having to stuff your purse with special occasion cosmetics (unless you want to).


A quick spritz never hurt anybody—especially since colognes and perfumes fade away after a few hours. Also, smelling good is just the best feeling ever. We find that it really gives a girl a lift after a long, exhausting day.