White Rose Beauty College's Rebecca Sewellon talks how to keep make-up boardroom friendly
You are smart, fabulous and savvy so don’t let overdone makeup distract your employer from the professionally perfect employee that you are. Whatever your style may be, your goal in the office is to enhance your features, not overshadow them. Follow these tips and you will not go far wrong in looking your absolute best all the way to the top.
1. Flawless skin for the win
Office lighting can be very unforgiving so ensure your skin looks at its glowing best at all times and opt for a BB/CC cream instead of a foundation. Foundations tend to dry out throughout the day and can end up looking ‘cakey.’ A BB or CC cream however is usually quite moisturising and hydrating and will keep your healthy glow from nine to five and beyond.
2. Save the dramatic liner for the weekend
Instead of lining your eyes with a strong and thick black liquid or gel liner, keep everything softer by using a brown shade in a pencil or eye shadow form. Avoid using a dark colour on the waterline too. Go for a cream or peach colour to really open your eyes and keep that fresh look all day.
3. Pass on the lip gloss
Gloss can be a little too much for a day in the office. Instead choose a nice hydrating, long lasting lipstick that will give you the perfect pout until you clock out. Don’t be afraid of bold colours that demonstrate confidence but make sure you stick to neutrals elsewhere.
4. Go easy on the spider lashes
Every girl loves mascara but when applied incorrectly it can look terrible. Take your time coating your lashes well and rolling the wand from base to tip as this will separate your lashes as it lengthens.
5. Be prepared for an emergency
The boss could call an impromptu client meeting at any time. So, stash a couple of versatile multi functioning products in your desk drawer. Something that doubles up as a blusher and lip stain would be ideal for a quick touch up. Matte bronzers can also be used as a nice neutral shadow along the crease of your eye to emphasise your eye shape.