Dear working girls, ever felt so tired in the morning that you just wished there were some quick tricks to look great without any effort?
Not matter if you’re still going on job interviews or you are already an established business lady, following these makeup tips can help you look your best at your workplace. So, here are some easy makeup tips for a professional look every day:
Less is more:
This is the golden makeup rule you should stick to when doing your make up for work. Having glamorous smokey eyes, overdoing your eyeliner or wearing a crimson lipstick is something you should definitely avoid in the office and rather focus on highlighting your natural face attributes with effective mascara and neutral lip gloss. Too much blush or shiny eye shadows create an aggressive, rather than professional appearance, which is a look that is not desired at a workplace.
Strive for a fresh appearance:
You don’t have to apply a lot of makeup products on your face in order to look fresh and rejuvenated. If you make gentle a contrast between your skin tone and eyes and lips you can create a radiant and energized appearance which is a very popular and desirable makeup choice for a professional environment
Stick to what you like:
You should always apply makeup that you feel comfortable with. If the eyeliner is your trademark, you shouldn’t restrain from wearing it at work too, as long as you’re staying away from very bold lines. To make your eyes look subtler, opt for an eye pencil instead of a liquid eyeliner. Also, if you use an eyebrow filler, pay attention that its colour is not much different from your natural skin and eyebrow tone
Rely on neutral tones:
Smokey eyes are something we all adore, and if you really want to wear it to work you could stay loyal to your smoky technique by opting for neutral and sophisticated pastel eye shadows. Jane Iredale makeup is an excellent choice for work, since it is based on gentle colours suitable for a professional look, such as grey, warm brown or light ocher (Aussie readers, you can get Jane Iredale makeup from Alive Skin+Hair). You can create an elegant office look by combining soft brown and peachy eye shadows along with accentuating the appearance with a quality mascara and translucent lip gloss. If you’re fond of brighter hues, you can choose calmer and natural notes such as milky purple, light pink, taupe or cream beige, because they’re great for both formal and informal outfits
Use quality and durable makeup:
Bear in mind that your makeup has to last during the whole working day, and you usually won’t be able to freshen up your makeup very often at your workplace. Therefore, it’s smart to use durable cosmetics, long-lasting foundations, waterproof mascara, eyeliner and lipstick. Also, pay attention that it is skin-friendly, because there’s nothing worse than having itchy or inflamed skin at your work place. This is especially important for all of you who commute to work every day.
Although the phrase professional woman is determined by how hard one works at work, looks play a great role in highlighting a woman’s confidence, so being a professional requires a professional look too, which is really not hard to obtain!
I hope these tips helped you do your every day work routine much quicker and easier. Do you have a special makeup routine that you use before work?
About the Author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is a literature graduate from Melbourne who loves to write short stories and reviews. Amy is a regular contributor at High Style Life. Her passion is beauty and makeup and she loves to spend her free time travelling and of course – make up shopping! You can contact Amy on her Facebook page.