Beauty Editors' Workday Must-Haves

Shiseido Eyelash Curler
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Beauty Editors' Workday Must-Haves

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Beauty Editors' Workday Must-Haves

Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer-Makeup

Being a beauty editor has a lot of perks (read: tons of freebies), which means that when it comes to our at-work arsenal of products, we've basically got it down to a science. What follows is our favorite desk drawer items-lush hand sanitizers, flattering concealers, a non-staticky brush-that make emergencies easier to navigate, and every day a little easier.

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Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer-Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer
Courtesy of Frais

"This hand sanitizer absorbs instantly and leaves my hands with a fresh citrus scent. Plus, I love the cute packaging."
-Kahlana Barfield, InStyle Beauty Editor

BUY ONLINE NOW Frais Everyday Hand Sanitizer (1.7 oz), $7; frais.com

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Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo-Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer
Courtesy of Rene Furterer

"Dry shampoo is a lifesaver when you're sporting second (or third) day hair. A spritz of this one eliminates greasiness and adds a little extra body. And it actually smells nice, too!"
-Sheryl George, InStyle Beauty Assistant

BUY ONLINE NOW Rene Furterer Nutria Dry Shampoo (1.6 oz), $12; sephora.com

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Concealer

Concealer-Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer
Courtesy of Stila

"If I have to go out after work, this creamy concealer will cover-up any blemish that may have popped up in the course of the day. Plus, the colors are really forgiving and match my skintone in the summer and winter."
-Hannah Morrill, InStyle.com Beauty Editor

BUY ONLINE NOW Stila Cover-Up Stick, $20; stilacosmetics.com

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Blemish Fighter

Zit Cream-Acne Treatment-Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer
Courtesy of Sampar

"A beauty editor with a big honking zit is as bad as a manicurist with ragged cuticles (or colorist with a shoddy dye job)-you see it and immediately question their abilities. If I dab on this blemish fighter the minute I feel something coming on, the blend of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory oils prevent it from getting out of control. It's also great for mosquito bites in the summer."
-Patricia Tortolani, InStyle Senior Beauty Editor

BUY ONLINE NOW SAMPAR Prodigal Pen Blemish Corrector, $20; skinstore.com

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Cleansing Wipes

Makeup Remover-Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer
Courtesy of Wash

"I'm always testing eyeliners, lipsticks, foundations and lotions on the backs of my hands. These cleansing wipes effortlessly whisk away almost anything-even waterproof formulas."
-Hannah Morrill, InStyle.com Beauty Editor

BUY ONLINE NOW Sonia Kashuk Wash Makeup Remover Wipes, $6.99; target.com

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Disposable Toothbrushes

Mini Toothbrush-Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer
Courtesy of Colgate

"These disposable toothbrushes are great at work. They freshen breath better than gum but are more convenient than lugging a toothbrush and toothpaste to the restroom."
-Sheryl George, InStyle Beauty Assistant

BUY ONLINE NOW Colgate Wisp Portable Mini-Brush Toothbrush (16 ea), $7.99; drugstore.com

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Mirror

Folding Mirror: Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer
Courtesy of Goody

"This mirror is great because it folds flat and can easily tuck into my drawer, but also stands up straight for quick touch-ups and impromptu try-ons."
-Hannah Morrill, InStyle.com Beauty Editor

BUY ONLINE NOW Goody 3-in-1 Folding Mirror, $15.99; londondrugs.com

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Mixed Bristled Brush

Hair Brush-Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer
Courtesy of Mason Pearson

"This mixed bristled brush smooths, detangles and makes my hair shine-without creating any static."
-Patricia Tortolani, InStyle Senior Beauty Editor

BUY ONLINE NOW Fekkai Travel Brush, $55; fekkai.com

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Nail Polish Remover

Nail Polish Remover-Beauty Editor's Desk Drawer
Courtesy of Lippmann

"This lavender-scented nail polish remover doesn't leave my office smelling like alcohol when I use it in the middle of the day."
-Kahlana Barfield, InStyle Beauty Editor

BUY ONLINE NOW Lippmann Collection The Stripper, $16; nordstrom.com

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Eyelash Curler

Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Courtesy of Shiseido

"Layering on more mascara after a long work day can feel gunky and gross-which is why I rely on my eyelash curler to do all the work. This one is springy and effective, plus I love the way it's curved to fit the shape of my lids."
-Hannah Morrill, InStyle.com Beauty Editor

BUY ONLINE NOW Shiseido Eyelash Curler, $19; shiseido.com

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