The 7 best beauty products to have at your office desk

Who says you can't look good while working hard?
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The on-the-go beauty routine is a consistently-revised beauty trope.

Work – the place we often spend eight hours a day, five days a week at – lives up to this notion.

Beauty lovers, particularly, can identify with the idea of a ‘desk beauty’ set-up. Pertaining to items like hand cream, lipstick, lipliner, and/or a hairbrush, the remote beauty collection is a crucial part of any makeup fan’s life.

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As many of us know, it’s the little things in life that help us get through the mundane. The simple joys, as they’re commonly referred to.

For beauty devotees, this may come in the form of a product stash, where a beautifully scented cream or refreshing face mist empowers us during dull moments.

Thus, without further ado, WHO has compiled a list of our favourite desk beauty products that will keep you looking fresh Monday to Friday.

L’Occitane Almond Delicious Hands (Credit: L’Occitane)

L’Occitane Almond Delicious Hands, $30 at Adore Beauty

An in-office essential! L’Occitane’s classic almond oil-enriched cream acts a nourishing veil for dry hands. The silky formula can be re-applied throughout the day for ultimate hydration. In a compact tube, it’ll also slot right into your desk drawers.


Gem Breath Spray (Credit: Gem Oral Care)

Gem Breath Spray, $13 at Gem

Neutralise mid-day breath with Gem’s natural breath spray. The simple and safe ingredient list features glycerin, xylitol, menthol and spearmint essential oil which work together to minimise bacteria and freshen the breath. With a locking twist top, you can chuck this little saviour in your handbag for on-the-go minty-ness.


OPI Nail & Cuticle Oil (Credit: OPI)

OPI Nail & Cuticle Oil, $26.95 at Adore Beauty

The nails need some love too! Here at WHO, we’re supporters of the cuticle-care agenda. To promote strong and healthy nail growth, apply a cuticle oil to the nail beds throughout the day. Enriching the nail plate with lightweight oils like grape seed, sunflower, and sesame, your hands and cuticles will be more hydrated as a result.


Rare Beauty Always An Optimist 4-In-1 Mist (Credit: Sephora)

Rare Beauty Always An Optimist 4-In-1 Mist, $48 at Sephora

Touted for it’s multi-tasking abilities, this ultra-fine face mist distributes a bi-phase, blend of botanicals and skin-loving niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. To alleviate aircon-weathered skin, spray throughout the day for a 24/7 glow.


Mellow Gel Lip Pencil (Credit: Mellow Cosmetics)

Mellow Gel Lip Pencil in ‘Rose’, $19 at Mellow Cosmetics

With a creamy, gel formula, Mellow Cosmetics’ Lip Pencil is a desk must-have. In a range of natural colours, the pencil glides on the lips smoothly for easy, blendable coverage. Despite its smoothness, the product dries down into a matte, transfer-proof finish.


Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss (Credit: Charlotte Tilbury)

Hyaluronic Happikiss in ‘Happipetal’, $49 at Charlotte Tilbury

Top up your lip colour with a hydrating punch of pigment. The Hyaluronic Happikiss is the amped-up tinted lip balm of your dreams. Think of it like a lipstick/gloss/balm all wrapped into one!


manicare brow and lash spoolie set

Brow & Lash Spoolie Set, $9.99 from Manicare

Brows literally frame the face and set you up for a polished and neat look – but no matter the eyebrow gel, pomade or soap, it’s easy for them to fall out of place throughout the day. 

This budget-friendly set is the perfect desk accompaniment to ensure your brows (and lashes) are perfectly in place at all times. 


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