When you start your day at 6 AM, by noon, it may be time for a touchup! Here are a few items I’ve been tossing in my workbag for a quick mid-day pick-me-up. What are your beauty must-haves?
Eye Serum: I have been using this serum morning, noon and night. It tightens skin, especially the tired kind around the eyes. During the day, my eyes get red from too much screen time, and little dab of Mama Mio’s Eye Know Moisturizing Eye Serum ($39) is just the pick-me-up I need. It freshens up and tones skin for a brighter, more awake look.
Makeup Remover Cloths: I am usually a stickler for washing my face every night before bed. Waking up with clumpy mascara and clogged pores wreaks havoc on your skin. However, we all have our [extremely] busy days, and on those, I look to Biore’s Daily Cleansing Cloths ($9) to get the job done. They remove makeup and exfoliate lightly, without being too oily or harsh on skin. The light scent is not overpowering. Perfect for a mid-day refresher, each pack of cloths quickly swipe away dirt and oil.
Eye Makeup Set: I could not be more obsessed with the Smashbox Wondervision Eye Set ($32). The set includes a palette of kaleidoscopic matte and metallic shadows, limitless eye liner in onyx and jet-black full-exposure mascara, plus three ‘get the look’ cards. Create a variety of looks, from soft subtle, work-friendly to date-ready glam. All in all, a fabulous set for refreshing or changing your look.
Natural Deodorant: Think natural deodorant means no odor protection? Think again! Lavanila Healthy Deodorant ($14) is made from natural ingredients, and it delivers delivers odor protection and keeps you dry. The non-aluminum formula is free from harsh chemicals. Available in a mini version that is perfect for a quick touchup between lunch hour and happy hour. (I’ve raved about this product before, see: “Do Healthy Deodorants Really Work?” from March 2013. Bonus! All of Lavanila’s soothing deodorants come in amazing aromas – you may find it hard to choose!