If you are a working woman, chances are you struggle with the dilemma of whether you should wear office makeup every day or not.
It’s true that makeup enhances our appearance and boosts our confidence, but then, how much makeup is too much for the office makeup look? And is a bold red lipstick the apt choice for your meeting? The dilemma is endless.
To help you out, we’ve curated this article with all the information you need about daily office makeup—from the POV of an office-going-girl! Keep reading, and learn how to do your simple office makeup just right!
#1 First Things First
The first step of any makeup routine is skincare. And skincare starts with cleansing.
Make sure to wash your face with an appropriate face wash before starting on your office make up. Then, splash lukewarm water to remove excess oil and dead skin cells. Pat your face dry with a soft towel.
Morning moisturizing helps keep the skin hydrated throughout the day and keeps it elastic for longer periods of time. Choose a moisturizer according to your skin type. Gel, cream, or lotion moisturizers are all good options.
#3 Primer Is a Must
Primer prepares your skin and impacts the way your makeup looks on your face. Using a primer reduces the appearance of large pores, provides a smooth canvas so your makeup glides on easily, and extends the life of your makeup.
With the Ultime Pro Perfecting Primer, your workplace makeup will complement your skin, hold your makeup firmly in place, and make you look fab! The best part? This primer has a lightweight texture that helps decrease sweating so that your makeup stays on longer.
#4 Followed by a Smooth Base
For your everyday work life, choose a lightweight foundation. Starting at the middle of your face and moving outwards, applying the foundation using a makeup brush.
You can skip the foundation altogether if you have CC cream in your office makeup kit. CC creams cover the spots and give your skin an even toned complexion. The SPF 20 CC cream is the perfect office cosmetic to get a radiant look before you arrive at work!
#5 Apply Concealer, If Required
Having concealer in your makeup kit is essential if you do not have spotless skin.
If you have dark circles, spots, or acne marks, you can conceal them by dabbing concealer, preferably creamy, over the affected area. Use an integrated applicator to apply concealer, and then blend it with a soft concealer brush.
#6 Shape Up Your Eyebrows
Fill in any gaps between the brows with an eyebrow pencil. Just be sure to sharpen the pencil first. Then, use a brush to create a natural finish.
#7 Keep the Eye Makeup Natural
Eyeliner is a great way to attract attention to your eyes, but remember that heavy black eyeliner and glittery eyeshadow are appropriate for ladies night out—not your workplace. If you decide to wear eye makeup, go with light tones such as browns, bronzes, or something similar.
If you want to create the perfect natural look, try using the Ultime Pro Starry Eyes The Ultimate 18 Eyeshadow, which offers shades in matte and shimmery finishes, with various nudes and browns to suit your office makeup look. You can define your eyes using the Mini A Matte Made In Heaven Ink Eye Liner, which helps you create a bold yet minimalist look.
Make sure you keep your borders sharp for an impactful boss-woman look.
#8 Open and Confident Eyes
Apply mascara to lower lashes, followed by the upper lashes to give your eyes a more expressive look.
Want to go a step ahead? Draw a dash of kohl on your lower lash line and get the best office eye makeup.
#9 Rosy Cheeks
Give your skin a natural flush while also making it seem fresh and healthy with your blush. You can add a burst of color to your skin with tones such as peach or rose. Suitable for all Indian skin tones, these shades will enhance your workplace makeup on the go.
#9 Avoid Fake Lashes
Falsies are for Friday night. The last thing you want is one of your faux lashes to fall off mid-presentation. That would be terrible, wouldn't it? Fake lashes and offices don't mix.
Instead, use a voluminizing mascara that makes your lashes look bigger and darker, yet natural.
#10 Dress Your Lips
Rather than going with a bright lip color, apply lip liner and some lip gloss to make your lips appear fuller.
However, if you feel your makeup is incomplete without lipstick, you can add some color to your lips. Fill in the lips evenly with lipstick using a brush after drawing the outline with lip liner.
Carrying lip stains in your bag can prove to be a great office makeup tip, both for your lips and your cheeks!
#11 One Feature at a Time
Yes, this is true for the office look. Try not to emphasize too many of your facial features at once. Make sure you don't look too overdone before a big client meeting or your boss will think you just came from a party.
#12 Pay Attention to the Nails
Having well-groomed nails is never a bad thing.
Nails that are neatly manicured can boost your confidence a notch higher, as well as leave a positive impression on your coworkers. Pastel and neutral nail colors go well with a variety of outfits.
Just make sure not to overdo it with glitter and loud nails.
#13 Set It Right
In order to ensure that your makeup stays fresh and long-lasting, finish with a makeup fixing spray. This spray makes your makeup more radiant and can also be used to freshen up office makeup throughout the day.
The Bottom Line
Whether you’re going to the office for a regular day or an important client meeting, the secret to wearing the right makeup is not applying too much, neither too less.
Follow our tips to apply a subtle and confident office makeup for Indian skin that sticks by you, no matter what!
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