7 Beauty Products To Always Keep In Your Desk Drawer


Most of us spend the better part of our waking hours at our work stations. It only seems fair then that it’s well-stocked with our favourite beauty supplies. These aren’t mere vanities, but absolute necessities. No matter how preoccupied your are with work, these are staples must be within arm’s reach in your desk drawer. After all, no beauty enthusiast wants to be caught off-guard with beauty products that are missing from her arsenal.


Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes_Hauterfly

Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes (Rs 1,750)

1. Oil-Blotting Sheets

These super effective wipes are what you need to keep mid-day shine at bay. Oil-blotting sheets work like magic to dab off excess oil without messing up make-up, so always keep some handy.


Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua EDP_Hauterfly

Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua EDP (Rs 2,925)

2. Perfume

Always keep a small bottle of perfume in your desk drawer. Leave essential oils for rejuvenating spa sessions, and spritze of your favourite perfume when you need a pick-me-up during the day or before important meetings. I find smelling great a real confidence booster.


ASOS After Party Star Hair Clips_Hauterfly

ASOS After Party Star Hair Clips (Rs 602)

3. Bobby Pins

One can never be too prepared for a bad hair day. Also, it’s extremely annoying when you’re in the middle of something important and your hair keeps getting in the way. For times like those, stock up on bobby pins and keep them handy for all kinds of hair emergencies. What’s more, decorative ones like these can even be used to dress up boring flat hair on a blah day.


Tweezerman Shape and Shine Nail Tool_Hauterfly

Tweezerman Shape and Shine Nail Tool (Rs 1,490)

4. Nail File

One of my pet peeves in life is a broken nail. I absolutely cannot concentrate on work when I have a broken nail staring me in the face. Besides, broken nails snag on clothes, making it even more difficult for me to concentrate on anything else. At times like these, you need to keep a filer handy.


L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream_Hauterfly

L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream (Rs 690)

5. Hand Cream

The air conditioners in most offices are arctic level cold. But that’s no reason to suffer with dry hands. A luxuriant, moisturising hand cream should hold pride of place in your desk drawer.


Clinique Chubby Stick Super Strawberry_Hauterfly

Clinique Chubby Stick Super Strawberry (Rs 2,021)

6. Lip Salve

I think lips suffer the most from office air conditioning. Show your lips some love and keep a lip salve at arm’s reach. Better still, get a moisturising tinted lip balm. It adds a hint of colour to your lips while nourishing them and doubles up as a cheek tint as well. #Win


La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water_Hauterfly

La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water (Rs 490)

7. Facial Mist

Everyone needs a facial pick-me-up around 4 pm. That’s when you notice people reaching for their caffeine fixes. Your parched facial skin could do with some love too. Facial mists can are refreshing and hydrating, and also prevent your make-up from settling into fine lines, which is likely to happen after spending a couple of hours in an air-conditioned office.

Hauterfly Staff

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