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Work can be a very stressful place. And as any makeup junkie knows, looking your best at work isn't always the easiest. That's why we here at Ranker's Makeup Junkie want to give you our go-to makeup products for work that make us look like #bosses. When choosing the best makeup products for the job, we considered a lot of factors: what are the essentials we put on every day, and how long do they last? So we asked some of our makeup editors for their fave makeup staples to put on before work that get the job done. 

From miracle moisturizers to marathon meeting-proof mascara, these are our editor's top picks for must-have makeup for work. 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills' Dipbr... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Anastasia Beverly Hills' Dipbrow Pomade

Two of our editors swear by this product for their everyday brow look. Heather says everyone knows eyebrows set the tone for your entire look, and this product delivers.

"Anastasia’s Dipbrow allows you to precisely sculpt and fill in your brows," she says. Lowe agrees, saying: "The absolute perfect brow product IMO. It gets my too-light brows dark but not too dark, neat but not too perfect looking.

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Lime Crime Matte Velvetine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Lime Crime Matte Velvetine

Multiple editors said they loved Lime Crime's Matte Velvetine lipstick. Lowe opts for the Wicked shade, while Ananda loves Psycho.

"It doesn't feather, it lasts all day, and only needs a tiny bit of lip liner," Lowe says. "I think it takes a basic work outfit to the next level." 

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Masc... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Our editor Crystal loves Two Faced's Better Than Sex. Is it really better though? "It makes my lashes long AF," she says. 

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Stila Stay All Day Waterproof ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

If you want a liquid liner to last you all day, editor Erin says Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Liner is it. "It's seriously pigmented and the felt tip makes it easy to draw on a cat-eye hassle free," she says. 

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Milk Blur Liquid Matte Foundat... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Milk Blur Liquid Matte Foundation

Editor Maggie loves Milk's Blur Liquid Matte Foundation for her sensitive skin. " I have oily, sensitive skin with large pores near my nose. It hides large pores without blocking them and causing break outs," she says. "Plus, it is easy to apply and build coverage with just your fingers." 

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Tarte Shape Tape is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Tarte Shape Tape

Tarte Shape Tape is one of the best concealers on the market, and editor Kate agrees. "I have natural under eye circles, and this covers them better than anything else," she says.

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Smashbox's Photo Finish Co... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Smashbox's Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer

Before any makeup junkie puts on their makeup, they need a good primer. And Ananda swears by Smashbox's Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer. "I've used every primer under the sun," she says, "and this beats out all of them." 

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L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Conceale... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in Toffee

Lowe says she's tried lots of concealers - but L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Toffee is her fave. "Nothing does a better job of sculpting my brows than this cheap steal," she says. 

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Estée Lauder's Double Wear... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Estée Lauder's Double Wear Foundation

Want a foundation that covers everything? Heather swears by Estée Lauder's Double Wear Foundation. "It's the perfect medium-coverage foundation that will not only cover your imperfections, but will stay on the entire workday." 

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Revlon's Kiss Lip Balm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Revlon's Kiss Lip Balm

Sarah says she's got a pale complexion, meaning she's wary about what lip colors she can use. That's why she loves Revlon's Kiss Lip Balm in Juicy Peach. "It keeps my lips moisturized and the light wash of color is great for my super pale, redhead skin." 

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Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer With Perfecting Skin Tint

A good primer sets your face for the day - whether or not you're wearing a full face of makeup. Editor Patrick swears by Glossier's Priming Moisturizer, which he says works wonders. "Their Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium is a lifesaver," he says. "It's lighter than foundation and is the perfecting thing for my chronic under eye circles." 

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Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Vo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Mascara

Estee Lauder's Sumptuous Bold Volume Mascara is a must for Erin's morning routine. "It lasts all day, holds the perfect curl, and lengthens my lashes to high heaven," she says.

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Glossier’s Boy Brow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Glossier’s Boy Brow

A brow can make or break a makeup look, which is why Patrick perfects his with Glossier's Boy Brow. "A tiny bit of [that] and I'm ready to start the day," he says. 

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L'Oreal Paris Revitalift M... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother

Worried about under eye circles and lines? Ananda swears by L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother. "It's my post-30 must for making sure all the under eye concealer I need doesn't fall into lines," she says. 

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BECCA Shimmering Poured Creme ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
BECCA Shimmering Poured Creme Highlighter In Champagne Pop

Want a highlighter that isn't too overpowering? Kate recommends BECCA's Shimmering Poured Creme Highlighter in Champagne Pop. "When I want my skin to glow a little bit without looking like I'm going to the club, I put this on," she says. 

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Smith's Rosebud Salve is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Smith's Rosebud Salve

The first step before applying any lipstick should be making sure your lips are smooth and supple. Maggie's go-to is Smith's Rosebud Salve. "My lips are prone to dryness. Slathering this on at night and before I head out the door in the morning keeps them soft and crack-free," she says.

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Kat Von D's Lock-It Founda... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Kat Von D's Lock-It Foundation

Ananda loves full coverage, which is why she opts for Kat Von D's Lock-It Foundation. "It's been my go-to for years," she says. 

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Clinque’s High Impact Mascara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Clinque’s High Impact Mascara

Mascara should make your eyes pop - and be good for your eyelashes. Which is why Heather loves Clinique's High Impact Mascara. "It lengthens, strengthens, and has never let me down," she says.

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Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du R... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil

Wanna make your eyes pop without going full smokey eye glam? Patrick swears by Yves Saint Laurent Dessin du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil in brown to define his eyes without overdrawing them. "I put a little bit along the upper lid and outer corner of the bottom lid that I then smudge to give a barely-there smokey eye," he says. 

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MAC Liquidlast Eyeliner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
MAC Liquidlast Eyeliner

Crystal loves MAC Liquidlast Eyeliner because it does exactly what the name implies. "It never fades," she says. "It's my Number 1." 

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E.L.F. Under Eye Concealer And... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
E.L.F. Under Eye Concealer And Highlighter

Need to hide tired eyes without breaking the bank? Maggie's go-to is e.l.f. Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter. "This is one of the only under eye concealers that doesn't crease throughout the day," she notes. "The highlighter end is a nice bonus - I use it on the inner corners of my eyes to make myself look more awake," she added.

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Skinfood Tomato Jelly Tint Lip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Skinfood Tomato Jelly Tint Lip

If you want a light lip tint that also tastes good, Erin recommends you try Skinfood Tomato Jelly Tint Lip. "It's the perfect swatch of color to brighten my dead face," she jokes. 

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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Micr... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Makeup Junkie Editors Picked Their Go-To Makeup Products For Work
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder

Any great makeup look can be even better with the right setting powder, and Ananda holds one above all others. "Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder locks in problem areas for all-day shine control," she says.