It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Desk-to-Drinks Season! Yessss! So, from holiday parties to cocktails with friends and every thing in between, a girl is going to need to gather herself and get glam in like five minutes flat. Think you need an a huge arsenal makeup to transform your look? Think again! Read on as I share my rundown of must-have beauty products to keep stashed in your drawer this holiday season…
Punctuate your look in a flash with Mary Kay Glowing Finish Illuminating Stick. Swipe across every feature that you want to pop (cheeks, lids, cupid’s bow, brow bone, bridge of nose) and impart a soft boost of sheen. Forget your 9-to-5 blah…now you’re fresh, radiant and ready to go! ($12)
The only bag you’ll need this holiday season is a sparkly clutch….under eye bags are not invited. So do yourself a huge favor and keep Karuna Renewal + Eye Mask stashed at your desk. If your party is at 6:00 pm, excuse yourself somewhere around 5:25p…retreat to the ladies room, lock yourself in a stall, apply, wait five minutes and emerge free of puffiness. Your cube mate will gawk in amazement….but your secret is safe with me!
Obviously a fresh lip is in order. But why commit when you have the freedom to pick? Choose your mood and customize your perfect shade with L’Oréal Paris Limited Edition Colour Riche La Palette Lip. The 8-shade compact puts the artistry in your hands. So have fun with it, the options are endless. ($16.99)
Basically, working all day makes you look tired and Laura Mercier Candleglow Concealer & Highlighter reverses all that. Plus, it’s super sleek and portable, and fits discretely in the palm of your hand. Simply click, apply, blend and magically brighten your weary eyes. The coverage is so sheer and light, no one will know you’re wearing makeup. ($32)
When you’ve had a long day but don’t want to smell like it, keep stashed desk side. Laced with notes of vanilla bourbon, oakwood, and tuberose it will give you just the boost you need to step out with confidence. ($25) Nirvana Bourbon Rollerball
Every girl deserves a good brush set desk-side…and this one glitters (OBVI)! Need to refresh your concealer & foundation, bronze up those cheeks, shadow your lids and boost your brow? Well, there’s a brush for that! In fact, 5! And did we mention they all come stashed in a gorgeous shimmering case that can double as a clutch? Yup. You need this. ($58)