At the workplace, us beauty gals face the tough challenge of expressing our individuality in the form of our serious, obsessive love for makeup! Why? Because it’s hard to find the median between going colour crazy while still looking professional and sophisticated. Just like the outfit you wear to office (insert story), the choices you make with your beauty routine can dramatically affect your colleagues’ perspective of you. It’s time to up your beauty game at work, ladies. Here’s how.
Mistake No. 1: Bad Lighting
If you put makeup on at work, this tip is essential. There’s a good chance that you have fluorescent light bulbs throughout your office. If that’s the case, you already know that they’re not particularly flattering. Either head to the ladies room or look for natural lighting before you start your application. This will prevent you from over-applying foundation, blush, or bronzer.
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Mistake No. 2: Adding shimmer
Just say no to shimmer! When you wear metallic makeup, it reads like you’re going out for the evening. To add a bit of luminosity, focus on strobing (use a liquid highlighter that has no shimmer) with a very light hand to give your complexion a healthy glow. Double-check your face in office lighting to make sure you don’t look too party-ready – remember that you do not want to look like a disco ball at work.
Mistake No. 3: Not sporting a bold lip
Even if a bold pout isn’t usually in your beauty regime, consider it if you have to hold a presentation next time. When speaking in front of a crowd, you want people to pay attention to you and what you’re saying. A bright shade will draw all the attention you need.
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Mistake No. 4: Wearing too much foundation
Stick to a natural, reasonable amount of coverage. Excess foundation and setting powder can look especially heavy and chalky under fluorescent lights. Instead, try just covering dark circles, blemishes, and other imperfections with concealer, then evening out your skin tone with a sheer foundation, BB cream or tinted moisturizer. We think a good CC cream does wonders too.
Mistake No. 5: Forgetting to fill in your brows
Your eyebrows shape your face. By defining your arches, you’ll look more groomed, polished, and professional. It’s perfect for those who don’t want to wear a full face of makeup or work in environments that frown on cosmetics. Lightly sketch in the sparse parts of your brows and improve their shape using a brow pencil. Just make sure pick the right shade. You don’t want it to look like a clown.
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Mistake No. 6: Skipping blush
Many women think that if they contour, they won’t need blush. That is so not true. Blush brings a healthy flush to your face and a little rouge can quickly counteract a sallow-looking complexion under fluorescent lights.