Women find the act of applying makeup very liberating and therapeutic. Whether it’s simply dabbing lip gloss before stepping out of the car or going the whole nine yards for a night out with the girls, putting on makeup has proven to be every woman’s remedy to imperfections that only she can see.
Makeup helps women look good and feel good, but there is also an appropriate amount and style that need to be considered when wearing it for work. What looked good on you at last night’s concert may not necessarily be suitable when meeting your boss at 9AM.
Here are some tips when wearing makeup to the office:
- Go easy on the mascara.
Mascaras are supposed to make your eyes look bigger and your lashes more pronounced. Too much of it can ruin the natural beauty of your eyes. Instead of loading your lashes with the thick liquid, just roll the wand once from base to tip for a natural effect.
- No dark eye shadows please.
You may be a pro at achieving the “smoky eyes” effect but do know that that only works at night. Office makeup does not necessarily require eye shadow but if you feel you really need to apply some, stick to earth tones and neutrals that will enhance your eyes’ expression rather than dim it.
- Hold the frosts and glitters.
Lipsticks that are too shiny, frosty, or glittery wash out your face and make you look immature. If you want to be taken seriously by your colleagues, choose a nude shade that makes you look fresh and professional.
- And the bronze goes to…
Bronzers can help you achieve a natural glow when applied correctly. Use a large brush when putting on matte bronzer on your face as a final touch to your “barely made up” look. It helps keep your colors in place while giving you an effortless glow.
- Keep the drama away from your eyebrows.
The secret is choosing an eyebrow pencil shade that is nearest your hair color. Elianto Malaysia carries dark and light shades of brown that you can match with the color of your hair. It helps if your eyebrows are neatly groomed too!
Work makeup has to make you feel confident without being too loud or off-putting. Wear the kinds of shades that will make others say, “She’s got her game face on.”