The workplace is a tricky place to dress for, especially for women. You want to give the impression that you’re a complete professional, but you want to look good too.
Too much make-up is definitely not a good idea in a serious, sober office, but that does not mean that you can’t look good or wear any make-up at all.
The lights in an office can be brutally honest, and show up all your make-up faux pas, so it’s important that your make-up be smooth and even, and focuses on highlighting your natural beauty than on covering up blemishes. The most important thing is to avoid being gaudy or excessively made-up in a work environment.
The first rule of office make-up is moderation. Don’t overdo the colours in your lipstick, on your cheeks, or even around your eyes. It is safer to err on the conservative side.
A bright purple lipstick and matching eye-liner may go very well with your dress for the day, but may not be saying ‘I’m a professional’ to your boss.
Another thing to keep in mind while dressing for work is to highlight one aspect of your face. If you like your lips, play up the colour on your lips, but tone it down around your eyes and cheekbones.
Daily Mail recommends the following look for office. An easy guide to look polished at the workplace, with just six easy tips:
If it’s an important presentation where you’re looking to (literally!) catch everyone’s eye, go for a dramatic effect around your eyes (maybe a smoky kohl-lined look), but keep your lip colour in flesh tones, and nude colours. Mascara and curled eyelashes are always a good idea because they give you an open-eyed, alert look.
In office, you might want to tone down the foundation as well. Apply fluid only where it’s absolutely needed. It is better to wear the kind of make-up that doesn’t need too much touching-up during the long work day.
Don’t entirely ignore your make-up throughout the day either. So, carry your essential make-up things in your purse, so that you can touch up when you have to.
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