Office appropriate makeup
Every lady wants to look smart and professional when she goes to office. However, most women are not sure of how much and what kind of makeup is appropriate. If you are one amongst them, here’s a guide to help understand the code for office appropriate makeup.
Points to remember:
The objective of an office-appropriate makeup would be to enhance your appearance in a subtle manner. Bright and bold makeup is more likely to go against you. Use neutral shades such as browns and greys. The makeup that you wear should be long-lasting, low-maintenance and should not distract you from your work. It should look good even under the fluorescent lighting of the office.
Applying the make up:
Whilst getting ready for office, many women apply just some eye makeup or some lipstick. To get a complete look, it is preferable to wear subtle makeup for your entire face.
Begin with a makeup primer as this will provide a smooth surface and ensure that your makeup lasts longer. Apply your concealer as required. Thereafter, use foundation preferably in the powder form; for instance, a Lancome oscillation powerfoundation or a Bare Escentuals matte foundation. Blend it in properly. If you want a touch of color, apply a matte bronzer on your cheeks.
For your eyes, use soft colors. The Benefit Cosmetics Big Beautiful Eyes Palette is a popular choice for many office-goers, but the same results can be reached with Delux beauty powder eyeshadow. When applying an eyeliner and mascara, preferably use brown shades since black eyeliners and mascara seem very harsh under the office lights.
The shade of your lipstick should either be close to your natural lip color or must be in a discreet shade that brightens up your face. You could also opt for a tinted lip gloss like the Revlon lip gloss. The Revlon Mix and Mingle lip palette contains three different shades which you can apply as is, or mix to create new shades.
Finally, you should remember that understated elegance is preferred to an overly glam look at the office. After all, you would want your work to be the main USP, not your makeup abilities!