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BN Beauty: Keep Your Beauty in Check Even at Work! 5 Beauty Tools You Should Have



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We all know how it can be at work. You come in the morning, go through the motions of replying emails, answering phone calls, having meetings…it can be a whirlwind. And as you go along, sometimes you need to touch up your makeup to keep up with the madness that comes with the territory. That is where this post comes in handy.

Today, BN Beauty is giving you some tips on how to keep up with your appearance while making one. From using something as easy as a lip gloss/balm to pinning back your hair, here are 5 tips to help out with your beauty at work.

Lip Balm
Now, this might seem like a no ‘brainer’, but you would be surprised at how many people would rather buy and use lipstick than lip gloss.

Investing in a good lip gloss/balm is a sure fire way to always have glossy and healthy lips, even at work. If you’re a banker and don’t have the time to do a full beauty check or your full-time mom duties are taking a toll on you and you don’t have the time to check your makeup, a nice simple coloured gloss or balm would be a great pick me up for your lips.

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A great lip balm you can try is the Lip Therapy by Vaseline. I use it myself and it keeps my lips nice and moisturized and gives it a nice highlight that is perfect at the office.

Mascara is another great tool you can invest in. A simple application of mascara can give you a face lift even when you’re about to crack under the pressure of work.

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Get a small compact mirror (that every woman on the go should have) and give your lashes 2 concentrated swipes.
You will notice your eyes will get bigger and brighter making your face more attractive.

Loose Powder:
Now, loose powder is another way to go.
It’s lunch time, you’re starting to have that halo of sweat-turned-oil nest on your forehead; the quick solution, a quick swipe of loose powder.

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The thing about loose powder is, because of how translucent the powder is it would dry faster and give your skin breathing space. However, you must make sure to wash your face thoroughly before you sleep so you do not create a good condition for germs on your face.

Bobby Pins:
While working, your hair could and most likely does come loose. It could be from running to your boss’s office to submit a deposition form before 3PM or fixing the printer in the fax room, bobby pins would come in handy.

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Having a packet of them in your hand bag or in your desk could help keep stray hair in check while you get your ‘working-class-girl-on’.

Hand Lotion:
Shuffling through files can be so annoying, especially after you finish shuffling and your hands turn white from handling the paper. This can make your hands look and feel dry and look unpleasant, especially if you are in Customer Relations.

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So having a travel size bottle of hand lotion will definitely come in handy. This is also applicable for ashy elbows and knees.
This way your skin always looks moisturized and healthy.

With the 5 tips, we have only scratched the surface of what you could do to maintain your beauty at work. Sharing is caring, so if you have any tips on achieving this, don’t forget to share them with us. Have a great week ahead.

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Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at) or style(at) | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle


  1. Annie

    November 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    lip balm check, loose powder check, masacara mba, pins check….

  2. naana

    November 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    very essential, i always have queen elizabeth cocoa butter in my drawer at work.
    it moisturizes my skin against the aircondition and white patches formed.

  3. Endo

    November 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Personally, l’ve realised that using Vaseline is bad for my lips and always dries it out within mins. I haven’t been able to find an alternative though

    Pls share your endometriosis stories Let’s beat endo together !

    • BN What happened to my avatar?!

      November 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      Burt’s bees! I swear by Burt’s bees. Vaseline dries my lips out as well.

    • Dora the explorer

      November 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      yes people! I also use burt’s bees! for that honey moisturising feel! vaseline doesn’t only desiccate my lips it makes it darker.. You can also try Soap & Glory lip balms they makes my lips so kissable!!! hehe..

  4. Miss_Flygerian

    November 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Hand lotion, bobby pins and lip balm. I never leave my house without these three.

  5. Radiant

    November 27, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks, Jennifer. No mascara though.

  6. Aibee

    November 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Mascara? At work? Noooo. I do that at home and that’s it.
    I carry all the others around (I use a pressed powder for touch ups and a loose powder at home). The guys in my office often tease me about always creaming my hands every time I use the rest room. what can I say? Tap water in this building is harsh.

  7. bimby

    November 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Mascara Mbani(Zero)

  8. Spicy

    November 28, 2013 at 9:42 am


  9. Wuelsebutabby???!!!

    November 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Nice one! Not a fan of mascara tho’. The handcream is an essential for me.
    Say hello to my little friend when you click on my name :). XOXO

  10. jay

    November 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Really guys, d mascara works wonders and wld definitely make ur eyes pop. But I think d 1st application in d morning should suffice.

  11. MissN Lahi

    December 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Nice suggestion! On an unrelated, but relevant topic, is being an assistant or shuffling file papers in the office the common career that women pursue in Nigeria?

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