Whatever your age and profession, it’s easy to get in an office makeup rut. The first order of business is usually camouflaging that you were up too late the night before, or worse, that you overslept and almost missed your 9 a.m. meeting—and often, there is no second order of business. “I’ll just add lipstick after my coffee,” we tell ourselves, or “I’ll tuck this rollerball in my purse.” Perhaps products that luxe as good as they feel will inspire you to up your workday beauty game.
Marc Jacobs Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation
Lightweight, refreshing formula hydrates with coconut water and reduces visible redness.
COMBAT BAD OFFICE LIGHTING
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
This soft-focus blush diffuses surrounding light to give the complexion a more awake and youthful appearance.
OPEN YOUR EYES
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 in Lolita
Contour, shadow, and shape an office-friendly smoky eye with the rich neutrals and metallic in this palette.
GET SOME DEFINITION
Bumble and bumble Cityswept Finish
This micro-fine mist finishing spray gives refined texture to any hairstyle—even bedhead.
Formula X nail lacquer in New Classics in Curiosity
Being in the red is a good thing when it means a no-chip, statement-making manicure.
Hourglass Femme Rouge Lip in Nocturnal
You may be burning the midnight oil (hence the name), but don’t use that excuse not to state your case at the morning meeting.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Mist on essential oils and active botanicals to reset your makeup.
DON’T FORGET YOUR HIGHLIGHTER
Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen
Light up the undereye area and inner corners with this easy brush-on formula.
Formula X / New Classics
Caudalie / Beauty Elixir