Beauty Tips: Do’s and Don’ts of office makeup
By Temitope Ojo
You may be smart, talented and going places fast. So do not let overdone makeup looks distract colleagues and superiors from your professional awesomeness. Stick with these tips:
Do not do fake lashes to the office.
It is best you save the faux lashes for Saturday night. Can you imagine if a few fell off midmeeting? Or if you had a glue malfunction to manage during a conference call? Oops!… we do no’t want to imagine it.
Avoid dark eye makeup
The last place you need to get heavy-handed is the eyes, especially from 9 to 5. Not only is the smoky eye look unflattering, but people might wonder if it’s leftover from the evening before.
Blend your bronzer into hair-line
The key to making bronzer look natural is “blending…into your hairline and down to your décolleté. You can also apply a matte bronzer with a large makeup brush, for a polished, office-appropriate finish.
Be subtle with lipstick
Nudish-pink lip colour is a great option for the workday. It will subtly perk up your entire face but won’t leave those nasty edges on your coffee cup or seem too loud for a 9 A.M. meeting.
Go easy on the eyeshadow.
A thin line of light brown eyeshadow and a line of a black liner is the ideal answer to office eye makeup. It’s not too flashy or glittery.