When dressing professional, what would you wear? What kind of makeup would you wear? Do you behave differently in a professional setting?
Office makeup is a very significant component if you want to make a good impression on clients and colleagues. Besides professional competence, a professional look is also indispensable in order to create a perfect, elegant office look that suggests seriousness, while still being soft and feminine.
Appropriate clothes and stylish, tidy hairstyles are not enough. You definitely need a decent office makeup as well in order to make a positive impact on people every day. Since your face is the most noticeable thing, you cannot permit yourself to have a tired face and an unkept look. When we talk about business, your face is definitely your calling card. You should pay attention to create a proper makeup that plays a major part in your overall appearance and the opinion others form about you. Besides this, office makeup can be very tricky because fluorescent lights tend to create a sallow, pale look.
One of the basic things you should keep in mind is that office makeup has to be soft and up-to-date, still natural and fresh.
Make It Fresh and Long-Lasting
When you are preparing to apply your makeup for the office, make sure to opt for quality foundations and makeup products, since your face needs to stay fresh all day long. If you want to even out your skin tone, start off with a good makeup primer that creates a wonderful even surface for your makeup.
Then go for a foundation in a soft, warm gold tone that perfectly matches your skin type. Pink hues are not the best choice for an office makeup because harsh, fluorescent lights can add a dull, muddy color to your face.
Apply a thin layer of foundation on your freshly cleaned face, so that you can achieve a youthful, natural look and then apply concealer on the area around your eyes, red spots and blemishes. When working with these products, always pay attention to blend them well into your skin to avoid marks and unaesthetic lines on your face and achieve a flawless, natural finish.
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Fix Your Makeup
In order to prevent your makeup from wearing off, applying powder can be a great option. If you haven't used a makeup primer, powder can also absorb the excess oil on the surface of your skin, leaving you with a fresh, wonderful face for long hours.
Add a Tough of Color
Bring a little life into your face by using a natural toned, pale pink or rose blush on the apple of your cheeks. If you have a darker skin complexion, opt for terracotta or brown blushes, but regardless of your skin tone, avoid reds and bright pinks, as they will look artificial in an office environment.
Define Your Eyes
When you start to apply your eye-makeup, choose light, warm shades of eye shadow.
Pale pink, brown, gold or peach hues work really well on nearly every skin tone and with almost every dress color, therefore, try to stay away from cold shades, such as greens or blues.
Harsh, bold colors should be avoided as well in order to give yourself an attractive, peachy look that is adequate for a day at the office.
If your eye shadow is very modest, you can apply a thin line of eyeliner on your upper eyelid. As a finishing touch go for black mascara on both the upper and lower eyelids. A chic and decent eye-makeup with highlight your natural beauty and looks simple, but flattering for business meetings as well.
Create Natural Lips
For a perfect office makeup, peachy colors and sheer pink, shimmery lip glosses will look amazing on you. The key is to stay natural and fresh, elegant and soft, letting your natural beauty shine through.