NewBeauty Editors’ Office Beauty Essentials

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Editor Office Beauty Essentials

We all have a list of office beauty essentials—the ones we reach for throughout the workday to quench dry lips or refresh our skin. These are the coveted products our editors keep on hand.


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Carolyn Hsu, Digital Managing Editor

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
This dry shampoo takes care of everything from boosting volume to soaking up any dirt or oil. I swear, it even helps to tame frizz and flyaways. You can hear the spritz of the can at my desk every afternoon. $20, drugstore.com

Tory Burch Divine Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter Palette 
This is the perfect palette for touch-ups throughout the day. The blush, bronzer and highlighter trio creates the most flattering glow for the office or any after-work activities. Plus, it’s super easy just to swirl, apply and go. $48, nordstrom.com

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment 
Regardless of the season, office air conditioning and heat dry out my lips. This lip balm is a staple, and for good reason. I use a tinted one that gives a flattering wash of color and keeps my lips protected for hours. Bonus: no mirror needed! $22.50, sephora.com

Diptyque Paris Baies Mini Candle 
It’s always nice to add some style elements to your work area. Having a diptyque candle on my desk is such a nice touch, and even when it’s not lit, it gives off a lovely fragrance that everyone comments on! $30, diptyque.com

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Naked
One of the perks of being a NewBeauty editor? In-office manicures! This polish is my go-to because it’s the most flattering hue I’ve ever tried and it’s appropriate for any season. $18, deborahlippmann.com

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Elise Minton, Executive Beauty Editor

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara 
Not that I touch-up my mascara at the end of the day that much, but when I need to I always reach for this super black mascara. It makes my lashes thick and long and never clumps or flakes on me. $23, tartecosmetics.com

Japonesque Velvet Touch Finishing Powder  
Pretty packaging aside, this is my go-to for tackling midday grease, which happens every single day. I love that it’s translucent, so I never have to worry about my makeup shifting in color. $26, ulta.com

Rodial Glam Balm Lip
I discovered this thick balm after my lips were left seriously dry and chapped post-injections. This balm became my savior. It gives a hint of shine to my lips and smells like fresh roses. I always keep it handy. $24, nordstrom.com

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy
I keep one of these in my desk drawer, makeup bag,  purse and my makeup drawer at home. It’s the perfect shade of sheer pink—not too pale, not too bright—and it always matches my makeup, whether I’m going for more of a natural look or full-on glam. $36, chanel.com

Votre Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm & Hand Crème
Whoever created this product is smart: The cap houses a secret lip balm and mirror on top of the lotion dispenser (talk about double-duty!). It has a fresh spa scent that reminds me of Eau Spa at the Ritz. Now, if they could only make a coordinating bath gel, perfume and candle! $39, votrevu.com

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Liz Ritter, Executive Managing Editor

H. Gillerman Organics Clear Mind Tension Remedy
Whenever I’m feeling stressed, I put a drop of this at the base of my skull and at my temples and breathe for a second. $48, hgillermanorganics.com

The Blend by Fred Segal No. 05 Floral Tropic Bloom
I’m sort of notorious for spraying perfumes in my office. This tropical white floral lets me do it a bit more discreetly during the day. $25, theblendfragrance.com

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream
This lightweight cream goes over makeup without disturbing it in the slightest. I love that it has retinol, but it’s not at all harsh, and I really see a difference when I’m diligent about applying it. $21, neutrogena.com

Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss
I love these pigmented, shiny glosses. They are a really easy way to give my look a “pop” midday. $24, janeiredale.com

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Alison Abbey, Special Projects Editor

BioRepublic Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Sheet Mask
I keep these refreshing BioRepublic masks on hand for when my face needs a pick-me-up. $5, biorepublic.com

Bobbi Brown Limited-Edition Mini Lip & Eye Palette
This pocket-size palette houses three classic eye shadow shades, two gorgeous lip stains and a shimmering gloss. It’s great for midday touch-ups or last-minute happy hour makeovers. $30, bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Boom Boom 
When I don’t wear eye makeup to work, I’ll put on a pop of lip color for a boost of aesthetic personality. This hot pink gloss has it in spades! $28, marcjacobs.com

Cargo Matte Top Coat 
If my bold lip gloss choices get a little too turned up, I tone them down with this matte top coat. It gives my lips a sophisticated, but subdued, look. $22, ulta.com

Samudra + Lady Slider City of Lights Clutch 
My best friend gave me this clutch for my birthday and I love it. It not only keeps all my beauty products organized, but if I need a last minute dose of glam, I toss in my wallet and keys and voila! I’m ready for a night out after work! $60, thegirlandthewater.com


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Margaret McGriff, Senior Web Editor

bliss Fabulips Instant Lip Plumper 
When my lips need a little oomph, especially if I’m going out after work, I reach for this lip plumper. Not only does it instantly make my lips look firmer, but it also works as a great moisturizer! $22, blissworld.com

Stila Convertible Color Compact
A lip and cheek color in one, this compact is perfect for those days when I’m running late and don’t have time to put on a full face of makeup. $25, stilacosmetics.com

Gud Orange Petalooza Natural Hand Cream
This hand cream gives my skin a serious dose of moisture (and it smells amazing!). $7, gudhappens.com

Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Pure Paradise Fine Fragrance Mist 
When I need a little dose of summertime without overwhelming the office, this body mist is my go-to. With notes of star fruit, frangipani blossoms and coconut, it’s the perfect fragrance pick-me-up. $14, bathandbodyworks.com

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray 
My natural curls tend to have a mind of their own, and when they decide to go flat midday, I spritz on this spray. My curls are immediately remoisturized and redefined without feeling greasy or weighed down. $11, target.com

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Anna Jimenez Lyle, Senior Multimedia Editor

lilah b. Lip & Cheek Divine Duo
This beautifully packaged little gem is such an effortless way to add a pop of color to my lips or my cheeks in a pinch. I keep it on my desk and reach for it every time I have a meeting and need to look a little more polished. $46, lilahbeauty.com

Kate Somerville Nourish Hydrating Firming Mist          
Hello hydration! During the workday I sometimes just need a little pick-me-up and this spray does just that. I spritz it over my makeup to look and feel more refreshed. It’s a game changer at about 3 p.m. $48, katesomerville.com

Côte Strengthening Base & Top
A topcoat and a base coat in one adorable little vile. It’s so small and perfectly packaged—I sometimes keep it in my pocket in case I need to do a polish change or want to throw a little bit of shine on my nails. $16, coteshop.com

Ciaté Choc Pot Nail Varnish Remover 
This stuff is the BEST. I change my nail color quite often (hazard of the industry), and all I have to do is dip each finger in the pot for about three seconds and my polish magically disappears. No cotton balls. No big bottle. Just a lovely little tub that fits perfectly under my computer. $6, ciatelondon.com

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Brittany Burhop, Senior Editor

Eos Honeydew Lip Balm
A lover of cute, squatty things (especially beauty products!), I just can’t get enough of this lip balm. The scent is so fresh and yummy, which makes me eager to apply it throughout the day. Besides, dry lips are the worst! $4, ulta.com

Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray
I regularly curl my hair, so having a strong-hold hairspray on hand is a no-brainer. I keep a travel-size of this one in practically every bag or drawer I have. $22.20, moroccanoil.com

The Honest Co. Hand Sanitizer Gel
Workspaces harbor so many germs (the mouse, keyboard, etc.), so having hand sanitizer at my desk (especially a nontoxic formula) is crucial. Plus, when I’m testing products and something leaves behind a sticky residue, this is a super quick way to clean up. $7, target.com

Neil George Refresh Dry Shampoo
My desk drawer is never without dry shampoo of some kind. This one is the perfect size (bigger than travel, but smaller than normal) for my workspace. It acts like a refresh button for my hair when I need it late in the day. $18, beautybar.com

Tweezerman Issac Mizrahi Candy Buttons Filemate
Isn’t this one of the most adorable nail files you’ve ever seen? I’m a fan of DIY manis, so this tool gets a spot in my drawer for sure. $5, macys.com

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Leah Goldblatt, Editorial Assistant

Dior Addict Lip Glow
This lip balm is my absolute must-have. It goes on smooth and leaves my lips feeling ultrahydrated. Plus, it has a sheer color that works with my natural lip shade to give my lips a subtle hint of color. $33, dior.com                             

St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Lotion Spray
This lotion is rich and creamy, but also absorbs quickly into my skin and doesn’t leave it feeling sticky or greasy. It also has a light scent, which I love! $8, drugstore.com

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover
When I’m looking to add a little color to my lips, I can never go wrong with this pencil. For me, it’s the perfect combination of matte and shine all in one and the color really lasts. $26, nordstrom.com

Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment 
I like to keep the travel size in my desk drawer because it’s compact and easy to store. It does wonders to help hydrate my dry hands and cuticles, and it’s nongreasy, so it doesn’t get all over everything I touch. $25, dermstore.com

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