Deskside Crush: November
It’s the end of the year, and the office is a bit crazy with last minute holiday gift guides and sample requests. Hence, I have no time to leave my desk. This means I eat here, and blot and what not as well. These are my current favorites for fall going into winter beauty essentials.
Blender blotterazzi sponge – I got this thing on a whim while exploring my
Sephora. I love my Beauty Blender and have always been an oily mess. You get
two blotting sponges for $20, with a cool compact case. I still have to use
blotting sheets, but this is perfect for in-between blotting when I’m on the
run. If you have oil-combo skin like me, I would solely depend on this, but
It’s easy to carry and does soak up some extra sebum.
High Voltage Lipstick – There’s a good chance I’m running late because I
wanted that extra ten minutes of sleep. If that’s the case I throw on powder
foundation and use this lipstick on the train or bus. I love it because in one
swipe I get the full intensity of the color. I usually use Feline, I love a
bold, deep red. It stays on all day, and does dry out my sensitive lips.
Lights, Camera, Lashes Eye Liner Pen – I got this on a whim during one of
Ulta’s sale events for $10, and I love this stuff! The pen glides smoothly over
my lids and is easy to work with. Sometimes the tip dries out, but a quick
shake will get the job done. I keep it at my desk since I wear contacts and
sometimes rub my eye.
Sugar Advanced Therapy Balm – Fresh items are expensive, but they’re a
splurge for me. After a few hours of wearing ANY lipstick my lips get chapped
and dry. That’s just how they are no matter how much lip balm I use a day. But
this stuff really locks in moisture and softens my lips after I exfoliate. I
always wear it under lipstick to keep them from cracking in the cold weather.
Matte Finish Spray – I never really set my makeup with this stuff unless
I’m going to a club or bar hopping at night. However, I use this stuff to
refresh my makeup in the middle of the day. It works good to suck up any extra
oil and keep my beauty look fresh—especially if I’m going out after the office.
- Too Face Retractable Kabuki Brush – I’m always working with some kind of blotting/mattifying powder with me. It’s constantly changing! But I love this retractable brush. It’s clean, small, and easy to carry with me in my clutch or tote.