In Your Gym Bag
When you’re working out and in a hurry to get to work, these are the products you want at your fingertips.
Bobbi Brown EXTRA SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm ($52; bobbibrown.com): When you’re heading to work straight from the elliptical machine and time is of the essence, so is a multitasking product. This single tote-able pot is three products in one: sun protection, a super-hydrating moisturizer and a light-coverage foundation. Pricey, yes, but justified because there’s enough to last for months. The best part? It goes on a like a dream and leaves you with a natural, dewy finish, which is critical when you’re dealing with dry indoor air.
Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo ($3; target.com): No time for a shampoo? Don’t worry—this hair refresher adds volume, texture and a subtle fragrance, while mineral-clay ingredients work to absorb excess oil. Even better: Unlike many of the popular dry shampoos on the market, this one’s cheap enough to keep an extra can in your locker, should you require a workday freshen-up.
Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash ($5; target.com): Top NYC dermatologists have hailed this sunflower-and-soybean-oil body wash as the gold standard in skincare. Most notably, it does away with the need for a follow-up moisturizer after your shower because it’s so hydrating. And when you’re hauling products around on the run, less is always more.
In Your Work Locker
When all you have is a moment or two, you can freshen up in no time flat.
Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief ($21; clinique.com): A quick spritz of this aloe-stocked liquid hydrator provides instant moisture (without a drop of oil). You can simply spray it on over makeup—no messy moisturizing cream needed.
M•A•C Perfectly Finished Mineralize Concealer ($18.50; maccosmetics.com): You’ve got some dark circles that need to go into hiding, but the standard concealers that come in light, medium and dark just don’t cut it (they should be called “too light,” “too medium” and “too dark”!). In a stroke of genius, the folks at M•A•C just introduced this ultra-moisturizing stick concealer that comes in 15 different shades (seriously!), which means you’re almost guaranteed to find your perfect match.
Spornette G-36 Porcupine Brush ($11.50; drugstore.com): The most popular brush in Spornette’s 100-plus professional brush line, the G-36 combines both boar and nylon bristles, so it’s able to comb through and style just about any hair texture (especially great for those unruly baby hairs you’re always trying to sweep into your work ponytail). We warn you, though: Using this brush can be addictive, and you’ll likely end up keeping an extra one at home so you can take advantage of its great “grab” factor…and finally master that perfect blow-dry.
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