The Products You Need to Start Your Party Makeup Look at Your Desk

Updated 11/29/18
How To Do Your Makeup At Your Desk: Beauty Pie One Palette Wonder
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There seems to be a direct correlation with the clocks going back and the sudden need to pull out all of the party makeup looks we've been stockpiling all year. Unfortunately, we're not all blessed with a glam squad following us around, and most of the events of the season take place after work.

This means that the scene for all makeup touch-ups and product switches usually take place as soon as the clock strikes 5:30 p.m. at desks and work bathrooms. In lieu of the luxury of ample amounts of time and space for makeup application, we've got a host of easy, multiuse products that will make your routine office-friendly.

You won't even have to worry about carrying your entire makeup bag around with you, as these party makeup goodies are appropriate for stashing in slouchy clutches too. We've got all of the products you need to do your party makeup at your desk, so you just need to decide on the outfit you want to change into.

Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Bronze Flash
Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Bronze Flash $38
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Highlighters are one of the most transformative products around for lifting and enhancing complexions, and this genius stick ensures entrance into superlative glow territory. Its blending abilities will save you from carrying a brush, as you can dot it over the high points of your face with your fingers.

Beauty Pie One Palette Wonder
Beauty Pie One Palette Wonder $35 $8
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If you're a Beauty Pie member, then you can get this do-it-all palette for under £10. Yes, really. Pretty remarkable considering its got you covered with blush, eye shadows, bronzer, and a highlighter. Pop one in your bag for all of your makeup needs.

Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Colour Matte
Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Colour Matte $28
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Dual-ended products are the way to go for making the party looks happen at your desk. When your skin needs a hint of color at the end of a long day, apply this onto your cheeks, lids, and lips and blend it in with a brush. The convenient color at its finest.

How To Do Your Makeup At Your Desk: ARTDECO Multi Stick
Artdeco Multi Stick $21
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When the directions for use say "apply directly to face," you know you're onto a winner. If you need a little more coverage but don't want to redo or add any more foundation, this concealer stick is a dream to use. It's so simple that you'll be able to apply it with ease, even in the smallest of mirrors.

Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint in Watermelon
Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint in Watermelon $25
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If you're going big on the eyes and only want a touch of color on your lips, this stain will see you through an evening of drinks. It also gives cheeks a natural flush that actually stays put.

How To Do Your Makeup At Your Desk: FENTY BEAUTY Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Chili Mango
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Chili Mango $21
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These sticks of pigment magic can be swiped on to lids, cheeks, and cheekbones if you're ready to experiment with brights this party season. There's even more fun to be had as the packaging is magnetic, so you can join a trio of shades together to save space and create your own look with.

By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Stick in Mystic Red
By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Stick in Mystic Red $25
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If you're short on time, a precise lip liner and lipstick combo might not be the best move. This stick allows you to define your lips with its sharp tip before flooding them with a pigmented color and balm-like texture. It clicks up too, so you'll only need one hand to apply.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean $22
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Being hunched over your desk and peering into a pocket mirror is not a good time to be playing with a complex eye-shadow palette and blending six shades into your lids. This illuminating pot just requires your fingers for a wash of color or a brush for a dramatic finish.

Now your products are sorted, it's time to grab your spot in front of the mirror in the office bathroom. Ready, set, go.

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