As most of us work or attend school during the day, makeup is usually simple or “au naturel”, with some people preferring mascara, foundation, and blush before speeding off to their responsibilities. Makeup doesn’t have to be “boring”; you just need to know how to play it safe. You don’t have to compromise color at all, just be discreet.
Tip 1: Keep it simple!
I have seen women who have either contoured or highlighted way too much for morning hours that it wasn’t very appealing. Then there are those eyeliner fanatics who produced the dreaded “racoon eyes.” The best advice I received for my makeup for school/work is to use little amounts of foundation, concealer, and blush. Or you could use a BB cream for lighter coverage.
|Dream Fresh BB Cream|
Tip 2: Bright or nude lips
Not too bright, mind you but shades like Coquetteby Covergirl is a subtle shade perfect for work. If you don’t like bright lipstick/gloss, you can always opt for nude shades. BH Cosmetics’ Liquid Linen in the shade Natalieis a beautiful nude color.
Tip 3: Save the false lashes for later
Mascara works for any time of the day but while the sun is up, keep it minimal. I’d say use two layers, but leave the false lashes in the drawers until you are done with whatever you do in a day. Wet n’ Wild or Maybelline mascaras are some of my favorites.
|Total Temptation Washable Mascara|
Tip 4: Neutral eyes
It’s probably not a good idea to create a sultry smoky eye look for work. Same goes for bold winged eyeliner. Opt for neutral eyeshadow shades with a tiny hint of color (I refuse to have a boring eye look) and if you must do eyeliner, stick with lining the upper lash line with a tiny wing or cat eye. BH Cosmetics has good quality neutral palettes with pops of color.
|Blushed Neutrals Eyes and Blush palette|
These are just a few tips that I have heard and use daily. You don’t have to create a dull makeup look but just tone it down compared to what you do for an evening look or what you’ve seen on Instagram. After all, makeup is an art form and is subjective.
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