Makeup has become women’s best friend all over the world. For some, it boosts their confidence while for others it makes them look and feel fresh at all times. And, when the crunch of the daily life starts to take a toll on your skin, makeup helps you look flawless and in control.
As busy and tired as I am, at work I try to make sure I look professional,including my makeup. I would never suggest to forsake your makeup and go to work looking as if you just jumped out of bed. I also don’t suggest that you look as if you’re heading to a party. Striking the right balance for a fresh, natural look in the office is an essential.
BB/CC creams for a Flawless Skin:
Flawless skin is a must, more so in the office. It makes you look healthy and shows that you’re a woman who knows how to take care of herself. Use a light base to cover your blemishes. BB/CC creams are a perfect combination of moisturizer, foundation, and sunscreen. They give you a fresh, matte finish.
IMAN CC Correct and Cover Cream is an excellent CC cream that gives you proper coverage.
Or, you can go for Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream. It’s available in several shades so you can easily get one to match your skin tone. Another benefit of BB/CC creams is that they are easy to touch-up during long working hours. Avoid foundations as they are too heavy and won’t last the 8-9 hours of duty.
Rosy Tint for Supple Cheeks:
Despite the minimal makeup code for office, a little pop of color to your cheeks won’t hurt anyone. For a natural glow; chose a neutral pink, natural rose, peach blush or a natural bronzer to give your cheeks a healthy, bright glow.
Try the HD Blush Second Skin Cream Blush by Makeup Forever or
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer for an ultimate professional look.
Eye-Makeup for a Lasting Impression:
For an office look, keep your eye-makeup minimal yet appealing. Always go for neutral shades like bronze, brown and grey. It’s better to use a liquid eyeliner or gel pencil as they won’t wear off during long working hours. For eyeshadows, choose shades of plum, or soft browns.
Maybelline The Nudes Wear Eyeshadow Palette has enough shades to try.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette has a variety of lovely shades for office eyes. Mascara is optional and best to avoid unless you chose a waterproof one as it doesn’t smudge.
Lipford Bold and Beautiful Look:
Lips can make you look confident, friendly, or any other impression you choose just by the shade you wear. Choose neutral pinks, peaches, and subtle shades for an everyday office look. However, if you’re bold and assertive, wear Red by all means. It will only add to your charisma. Choose reds that tend towards orange rather than the ones with a blue tint.
Lancôme Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick in Magic Orange has a nice muted tone or
get the long-lasting hydrating lipsticks such as “Classy” by E.l.f. Essential Lipstick.
The Don’ts in Office Makeup:
Let’s round off our tips for a perfect office look with makeup products that you must keep away from your office makeup regimen:
- Heavy, shimmery, bold eyeshadows – Ouch!
- Lip glosses, glitter lips, bold, and bright lipsticks – Use cautiously!
- Heavy foundation– NO
You are a woman of this century; a dynamic person who fits many shoes throughout the day. You have a home to manage and a career to pursue. And, you’re a capable woman who knows the importance of her health and wellbeing in maintaining the delicate balance of her life and the ones who depend on her. Despite all the makeup tips, it’s your inner poise and beauty that will glow through your personality!