The Products You Need for Midday Beauty Fixes
As much as we’d like our makeup to look as good as it did at 8:30am—when it’s just applied—by midday, that’s very rarely the case. Once 2pm rolls around, things look a little, well, droopier—and that’s putting it kindly. Think about it: We’re hunched over our computers for eight hours, and if the office is particularly warm or humid, there’s going to be some perspiration. To expect our makeup to stay put through said conditions is expecting a lot, which is why a midday touch-up is pretty much inevitable. Sure, it’s one more thing to add to your to-do list, but with the right products handy it should take no time at all. Below, the primpers you need on your desk to help keep your look fresh through the latter half of your workday!
THE BODY SHOP LIP & CHEEK STAIN
You applied lipstick and blush in the morning, but by midday it’s virtually non-existent. Kill two birds with one stone using this lightweight lip and cheek stain. Its formula is enriched with Community Trade Aloe for hydration and comfort that’ll last you through the end of the day. For your lips, use the wand to apply the shade of your choice and blend with your fingers. For a rosy glow, apply it onto the apples of your cheeks and blend it in quickly.
NYX COSMETICS BLOTTING PAPER
As soon as your face starts to look greasy, whip out one of these bad boys and start dabbing your skin. Each sheet—made with 100% pure pulp paper—can absorb excess oils and keep your skin looking shine-free. Trust us, it’s so satisfying to see that sheet turn a darker shade as it soaks up the mess.
VICHY MINERALIZING THERMAL WATER
Real talk: Face mists don’t get as much praise as they deserve. If your skin is dull and parched, a few spritzes of cooling face mist can give it just the right amount of life. We particularly love the way this antioxidant-rich spray helps revive and fortify skin . You’ll notice you look refreshed and feel more awake, which is great news if you’re dead tired and have an upcoming presentation.
GIORGIO ARMANI HIGH PRECISION RETOUCH ILLUMINATING CONCEALER
With makeup melting off your face, chances are your concealer is no longer camouflaging problem areas, like dark circles or blemishes. To freshen your complexion during the day, take this hydrating formula—enriched with light-reflecting pearls and vitamin E—and apply it gently under the eyes, around the nose, lips, and on the chin, blending carefully with a brush or your finger.
DERMABLEND SETTING POWDER
Once you’re done with your touch-ups, take a fluffy brush and sweep this loose powder—available in three shades—over your complexion. It’ll help lock makeup in place, enhance wearability, and ensure its smudge and transfer resistant. Not bad, not bad at all.