Thursday, May 7, 2015

Makeup For Work/College: Α Tutorial

Hello gorgeous readers,

I am so happy to present you today our latest how-to on this office chic look. A week or so ago, I made a post about the perfect work-ready outfits (you can find it here). I'm staying in this general theme today, and I'm giving you the perfect makeup to go with these looks.

I think sometimes before an important meeting or an interview you can get a little nervous. It's best to take a little time for yourself and just sit down and put some effort into the way you look. I find the process of doing my makeup very relaxing and making myself feel pretty gives me a great confidence which is always a good thing when it comes to business.

Now this is a makeup look that can be used for pretty much every occasion, not just work per se. It's a great look for anytime of the day and any place. It's definitely toned down, nothing too excessive or glamorous. The point of this look is to just give you a little boost and perk you up without taking all the attention from what you want to say. In a professional environment, you want to get your point across not showcase your makeup techniques (unless you're a makeup artist LOL).

That's why I kept the look mostly matte, minus some champagne-y shimmery eyeshadow on the lids. I figured you can get away with a little bit of shimmer if the rest of the look is shine-free. Another thing that should be noted is that you should keep your base as light and as natural as possible. For that reason I used a CC cream and a dampened beauty sponge for a skin-like effect. It doesn't matter if a few blemishes show through or if your dark circles aren't completely covered. No one expects a full, flawless face of makeup at 9am.

I've included all the tips and tricks in the video below, so just click and tell me what you think!

Products used:

Bourjois CC Cream
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter Pen in Radiant Rose
NYX HD Eyeshadow Base
MakeupGeek eyeshadows in Shimma Shimma, Creme Brulee + Cocoa Bear
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude
MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara
Sephora Matifying Compact Powder in Cool Porcelain
Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette in Streak
Jordana Easyliner for lips in Tawny
Wet n Wild Megalast Matte Lip Cover in In The Flesh


Thank you so much for taking time to read and comment on this post. I love listening to your feedback. Take care. XOXO