One problem I notice that the majority of women have difficulty is deciding how much or what makeup style is appropriate for the workplace. What is too much compared to what is enough? Which colors or which style should I choose? How can I find a professional while having a feminine look? These are all questions I hear from young professionals, whether in pursuit of a career or in the beginning of a career. The answer to these questions is actually quite simple.
THE ANSWER: SIMPLE!
Simple makeup is honestly the best answer to simple questions. You want makeup to bring out the natural beauty that every woman has, but do not be too flashy or do not be too careful.
• Choose a base that matches your complexion so that it does not appear as a two-tone woman – neck one color, facing another. In addition, trying to use a matte power so that you do not become fat or shiny all day long. Sometimes work can be stressful and when you start to sweat, you do not want to lose your appearance. Apply the powder on top of your foundation or instead of it.
• Your eyes are important – improve them, but do not go too far. Again, try to stick to more neutral skin colors. This would include light bronzes, nudes, browns, light roses, etc. Now, I know you want to bring out the color of your eyes with these bright colors, but you can achieve the same effect by using pastels of these same colors. ] • Again on the eyes, mascara is a must and an eyeliner never hurts. The black eyeliner is generally considered a "no no", but I do not see the harm in it as long as it does not appear hard against your skin or you do not have it. do not apply much. (Sorry my beautiful blond and pale ladies, but you should avoid black eyeliner in the workplace!) Brown eyeliner is always safe, but again, never too much! And, again, mascara is a wonderful product because it brings out your eyes without adding too much, giving you a professional and yet feminine look. Do not forget to align your eyebrows if you have purposes like me. Choose a pencil-eyebrow the same color as your hair and try to stay within the limits of your natural hair.
• Blush is always a good thing, but as I said, do not put too much (and avoid glitter)! Some nudes / lighter pinks are perfect on the apples of your cheeks and on your cheekbones. This will create a highlighted effect that will look beautiful under these challenging office lights. A quick highlighter swoosh at the top of your cheekbones never hurts either!
• The color on a woman's lips is one of those subtle things that make a big difference. Depending on the skin tones, a light pink, a nude pink or a coral brown would be a perfect accent for your wardrobe. Look for lipsticks with words such as "creamy", "naked", "pure", "cool" and "hot" as they tend to be softer and more professional. Top the color of your lips with a little shine for a little shine and you're ready to go!
THINGS TO AVOID
Now that you know what to look for in your makeup bag, these are things to avoid. These types of products or colors tend to give you a showy or unprofessional appearance and may even prevent you from being taken seriously by your colleagues.
• Try to stay away from artificial tans or too dark tones too light for you. Tanners give the impression that you are attending a fashion show and the wrong color can make you feel faded or too tanned.
• When it comes to eye shadow, avoid rainbow colors and reflections. . You go for professional, not haute couture. The blues and greens always tend to exceed whatever the tone of the skin, so you may have to let these colors go.
• The rule with eyeliner and mascara is not too much, but do not use false eyelashes in the workplace. Outside of work, these puppies are beautiful, but at the office they just seem too much.
• Avoid bright redness, especially those with a ton of flicker or glitter involved. Shiny or deep roses and reds can make you look strange in a whole new way. Something from the sun burned to the clown, but none of them is good. With flickering and glitter, it just seems very reflective under office lights and can make you look greasy.
• Lips – avoid bright colors or colors that are not a semi-natural shade (this would include purple), black, orange, etc.). You do not want people to just watch your mouth while you talk, especially if you give a presentation – it can be distracting!
HOW I DO IT
Here are the steps I take when I make up an interview or a meeting. I've always found it useful to know how someone else is doing something and I hope it will help you.
Apply concealer under eyes, on eyelids, and on imperfections. I find that dabbing lightly with the fingertips is the best applicator
2. Apply a liquid layer all over the face and slightly down around the jaw. In this way, you do not get that line that you see on women sometimes at the bottom of their faces.
3. Use powder all over the face other than the eyelids for the foundations to "stick".
4. Line eyebrows with lining. I fill in the natural eyebrows and extend slightly on the ends to create this very structured look. I also use an eyebrow gel to keep all the hairs in place throughout the day.
5. Apply the eyeshadow. This can be done in different ways. I apply a nude color to the lid, a highlighter color at the place under my forehead, and a slightly darker color at the crease. You can buy eye shadow palettes with this layout exactly to make it easier.
6. Line the top of my eye and the lower-outer third. That does not seem too much, but makes your eyes look bigger and brighter.
7. Apply the mascara on the upper lashes and the lower third. You want to place the mascara at the location where the eyeliner is as it enhances the effect of the eyeliner.
8. Apply the blush on the cheekbones. Apply a shade of darker blush just under the cheekbones. Dust highlighter on the top of your cheekbones. If you have even heard of contouring or shading your makeup – it's in a simplified form.
9. Apply the lipstick, then erase the gloss. Sometimes I line my lips with a shade slightly darker than the lipstick I choose, but sometimes it may sound "too much".
10. Get out of the door and enter the office – do not forget to smile!
By following these tips and guidelines and using my makeup steps, you should be able to wear makeup in a professional manner while being beautiful and feminine. Good luck there!