Allure Beauty: Office makeup tips to get perfect look
By Temitope Ojo
An office isn’t where you go with smoky eyes or glistening lips. But
it’s also not a place to go looking like you just woke up. Strike the
right balance with these office make-up tricks.
The online world is filled with dos and don’ts on make-up, but don’t
let that worry you.
Here are simplified daily office makeup so it won’t seem like a chore. Whether you’re just starting or a pro at makeup, these makeup tips are all you need to get the perfect look.
Start following these six office makeup tips today.
Start with a clean face
This is a no-brainer. One would assume you’ll start applying make-up
after you’re freshly showered
So, your face will be squeaky clean and a ready canvas.
If a lot of time has gone since you showered, splash a little warm
water or use a cleanser.
Avoid hot showers as it will leave your skin dry and flaky; not the ideal backdrop for makeup.
Use a BB cream
A BB cream, a product with a creamy formulation, typically lighter in
texture than foundation, used to even out facial skin tone.
It combines all the goodness of a moisturiser, foundation and sunscreen.
A BB cream will cover all spots and minor blemishes, instantly giving
you an even-toned complexion
Use your fingertips to apply it all over your face and neck.
Don’t forget your hairline and pay attention to the ears too
Once you’re done, pop the little bottle in your purse to take it along
for use during the day
Women with flawless skin can jump to the next step, but the rest of us, we need to use a concealer to hide those annoying marks that proved too much of a challenge for the BB cream.
As with the cream earlier, use your finger to apply it as the heat
from your fingertips helps blend it in beautifully.
Alternatively, you can also follow this makeup technique to hide dark circles perfectly.
Time to give your cheeks a rosy flush
Simple makeup for office doesn’t mean you keep the blush aside
The markets are filled with many colour options and you can pick
something that is neutral and as close to your natural skin tone.
If you want, you can also use your lightest pink lipstick.
The hint of pink will make you look bright and awake.
Don’t forget the eyes
Keep your eye makeup simple yet magical. Line the lower lid with a
kajal, preferably in neutral shades of black or grey or brown.
This isn’t the time to get smoky or electric eyes.
Define the upper eyelid with liquid eyeliner (or a gel pencil if you
have shaky hands like me)
Mascara is optional.
Make sure you get the waterproof variety. Not because you cry in office (sheesh!) but because if you step in and out, the change in temperature could make you sweat and ruin the
Enhance your lips
Use a lip liner and fill in the lips with a lip gloss. If you
absolutely must have colour, keep the shade subtle. Fill in the lipstick with a brush to get the perfect finish.
Few other tips on perfecting your makeup for office:
Pick the right shades for a professional look.
Use products that are long-lasting.
Touch-ups might not be possible
during a work day.
The products need to be waterproof and easy to apply.
Choose good quality products and don’t skimp because of the price.
Stay hydrated and also keep your skin hydrated to avoid cracks in the makeup.
Carry blotting tissue with you all the time.
Now that you know these techniques, are you ready to rock your work
day with some cool makeup?