I Mean Business Makeup for the Office
You’ve got a wardrobe full of chic blazers, smart co-ord outfits and professional pencil skirts for sophisticated office wear, but do you have a range of stylish makeup techniques to match? We all know that work makeup has to be reasonably reserved to adhere to a smart-casual office vibe, but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and wear the same makeup each and every day. Check out some of our tips to help you get a little more creative with your office makeup.
Light, fresh and dewy makeup is always a winner at work, and to achieve this look all you really need is a good quality primer or highlighter to lift and brighten your skin. You could leave eyes bare, or just add a touch of neutral shadow, liner and mascara to accentuate them a little. Add some fresh, peach blush and some lip gloss or balm in a delicate pink to finish the look. We think this look works really well with pastel clothing; something like our Margot jacket and trouser set would be perfect!
We know you can’t really get away with heavy, dark eye makeup at work, but a touch of simple and elegant liquid liner will allow you to draw attention to your peepers beautifully. You could go for classic cat-eye; draw a line across the upper lash and a thin line along the outer third of the bottom lash, extending both out and upwards to make the eye look bigger. Alternatively, you could go for a cute vintage look by focusing on the upper lash; apply a generous line above the lashes and finish with a flick at the outer corner, then apply lots of mascara on the top lashes, leaving the bottom lash line completely bare.
Bold and bright lipstick can be a little OTT for the office, but you can still get lippy at work as long as you choose muted tones. Rather than bright red opt for warmer berry colours, and instead of dazzling pink choose more muted, natural shades. Avoid lippies that have glitter or too much gloss so that you don’t look like you’re heading for the club; matt tends to look best for work. Plus, it’s often wise to focus on bright lips and keep eye makeup nice and simple.