6 Beauty Products InStyle Editors Keep at Their Desks

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You really want to know the items beauty editors can't go a day without? Take a peek at their workspaces. Here, we spill the products so life-saving, they've earned a permanent place at our desks.

Sachajuan Volume Powder

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"As my fine hair falls flat throughout the day, I rely on this volumizing powder ($35; barneys.com) to provide instant lift. A few shots to my roots—and a hit or two over my strands to add tousled texture—and it suddenly looks like I've just returned from Drybar." –Angelique Serrano, Beauty Director, InStyle

Chantecaille Cheek Gelée in Happy

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"Other than the various sweaters and shawls I've "borrowed" from Angelique Serrano (I am always freezing), my desk MVP is this gel blush ($39; nordstrom.com). It's super sheer and luminous, and it instantly makes me look fresher and more alert, even when I've hit the 4 p.m. slump and everyone's voices start to sound like Charlie Brown's teacher." –Maura Lynch, Senior Beauty Editor, InStyle

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

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"My pet peeve is when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and see my mascara running down my face. I keep a stash of these wipes ($4; target.com), and always give myself a quick swipe before meetings. They remove any trace of eye makeup, and I swear they moisturize my under-eyes and prime them for concealer." –Selene Milano, Senior Beauty Editor, InStyle.com

Aveda Hand Relief Hand Cream

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"This hand cream ($24; nordstrom.com) is hydrating, yet not tacky or greasy. And it has a subtle, fresh rosemary-mint scent." –Sheryl George, Beauty Editor, InStyle

Mally Beauty Shadow Stick Extra Collection

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"I'm big on eye makeup, but since I'm way too skilled at turning off my alarm and oversleeping for my own good, there are some mornings I'll only have my brows and mascara done before I need to head out. For that reason, I have a few of the Mally Beauty Shadow Sticks ($45 for a five-piece kit; ulta.com) shoved into the pen holder on my desk. I can quickly create a smudgy metallic eye look, and still make it to my 9:30 a.m. news meeting on time." –Marianne Mychaskiw, Assistant Beauty Editor, InStyle.com

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

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"You know those days you think you can get away without washing your hair only to realize—just as your leave the house, of course—that you totally can't? I keep a can of this dry shampoo ($22; sephora.com) at my desk to save me from such occasions. It's the only formula I've found that actually soaks up and removes the oil from my baby-fine hair, extending the life of my blowout way beyond the three-day mark." –Dianna Mazzone, Beauty Assistant, InStyle

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