With post-work drinks becoming more of a regular occurrence throughout December, nailing our desk to dancefloor look becomes more of a seasonal sport in the office. With just a limited amount of time to transform yourself, you’ll need multi-tasking products that work hard and party harder.
Here are our favourite foolproof products to quickly transport you from desk to dancefloor.
With just 15-20 minutes spare to transform your eyes, there’s no point pulling out your 30-shade party palette in an attempt to pull off a last-minute cut-crease (we’ve all been there before). Liquid eyeshadow is the quickest way to liven up your look without the dreaded fall-out powder formulas bring. Using just your fingers, smudge the matte shade onto bare lids (or over any existing shadow) and blend out. Then dab a little of the shimmer formula onto the centre of the lids to instantly make eyes pop in no time.
If you’ve not had time to book yourself in for a festive mani (or just want to jazz up your nude gel colour), keep a glitter nail polish on hand for any last-minute touch-ups. And what screams ‘Christmas’ more than this Dior Happy 2020 Nail Varnish? We glitterally can not deal. Note: probably best to do this step ahead of the taxi arriving.
There may be a recurring theme here, but this is the only time of year wear more is more when it comes to glitter – so make the most of it. The Revolution PRO All That Glistens Lipgloss in ‘Suede’ is the perfect sheer-nude that looks amazing on all skin tones. Wear on its own if your eyes do all the talking, or layer over your favourite lipstick to add some oomph.
After a long day in the office wearing a full face of makeup with the heating on blast, skin is left feeling dry and foundation looking a little cakey. Rather than starting all over with your makeup, keep a facial spray to hand on your desk to refresh and revive. Tip: use your facial spray to hydrate your beautyblender without having to trek to the nearest sink. *and* set your look for a night on the town.
Ready for your after-work glow-up? OUAI’s Hair & Body Shine Mist is the desk to dancefloor essential you never knew you needed. Infused with party-worthy diamond dust, this weightless finishing mist drapes light-scattering shine across hair and skin for a mirror-shine, dewy glow. Plus, it also hydrates and tames frizz with nutrient-rich amaranth oil and squalene, ideal for sorting out that post-work frizz.
An essential because let’s face it, no one is fitting their full-sized bottle of Gucci into their tiny micro bag. After a day of back-to-back meetings and frantically running around the office trying to get your to-do-list checked off before 5pm (so you can spend some quality time with your BFF, Prosecco) you’re not likely to be feeling your freshest. Always keep a small rollerball perfume handy. We love these Zoella Rollerballs for all the fruity feels. Layer up to create your own unique scent.