Regardless, your makeup should always reflect your personality and help you feel confident to take on the day ahead. Most importantly, with most of us clocking 8 hours plus, you want to trust your products to be long-lasting and smudge proof.
We're sharing some simple tips for a wearable makeup look that'll take you from desk to dinner without much fuss!
TIP 1 – PRIMER
Use a primer to prep your skin and to ensure that your foundation goes on easily and lasts all day! Try jane iredale SMOOTH AFFAIR® FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER to get more out of your base and to help smooth, brighten and nourish your skin.
TIP 2 – FOUNDATION
Even your complexion with a highly pigmented foundation. Your makeup should look natural and not overdone or cakey, so products with a light to medium coverage work well for the office. With a huge range of foundation options out there, you should be able to find one that's perfect for your skin type, or meets a particular or area of concern you may have. Mineral foundations tend to work beautifully with light, so skin looks radiant and luminous. A BB Cream also works wonders as it can even skin tone, minimises pores and disguises fine lines and wrinkles – some even provide an SPF 25!
TIP 3 CONCEALER
We suggest applying concealer after foundation to any areas that need a little extra attention, such as dark under eye circles or redness from blemishes. We love ACTIVE LIGHT® UNDER-EYE CONCEALER from jane iredale, as it will help hide imperfections and double as a highlighter, deflecting light to create a soft focus finish on the skin.
TIP 4 BRONZER
Adding bronzer is completely fine, but remember, less is more! Choose a neutral shade with a matte finish and apply to the areas of the face that the sun would naturally hit. We love bronzers in classic terracotta shades as they generally flatter most skin undertones and add a blend-able bronze shade to your complexion giving you a look of radiance.
TIP 5 CHEEKS
Use a cream blush as an alternative to a powder blush. Using a cream blush will add a hydrated look to your cheeks, creating a light from within glow without a powdery finish.
TIP 6 EYES
Choose a focus feature and stick to it - it's either eyes or lips, not both! You may wish to keep things simple and choose one shadow and apply to the eyes as a colour wash making it the main focus of your makeup. The key is to keep it sheer and choose colours which are light to medium in depth that reveal a slight sheen, not a high frost! jane iredale's single PUREPRESSED® EYE SHADOWS in shades such as Allure, Rose Gold and Dreamy Pink are flattering shades that add just the right amount of colour to define your peepers. Alternatively, you could make a simple liquid liner the hero of your look.
TIP 7 LASHES
Avoid clumpy looking lashes and choose a mascara that focuses on defining, separating and lengthening as well as adding a little extra volume.
TIP 8 LIPS
If you do choose to play up your eyes, try to keep lips soft by using a paler or neutral colour. A coloured gloss is also a great choice. Opt for a lip-gloss with quenching and nourishing properties that will also provide a stain of colour and a glass like finish to the lips. Glosses are very versatile, as they can look great worn alone or over the top of any lipstick colour!
On the flip side, a brighter or bolder lip colour means that you can keep everything else simple. Reds are great power colours and appropriate in a corporate environment. Try Margi Lip Stick or Red Currant Lip Gloss. We also love LIP FIXATION® in Passion; you needn't worry about touching up because this product will last all day and continue to stay put right through after work drinks are done. jane iredale Lip Fixation colours range from soft nudes to brighter corals and pinks so you're sure to find a shade you love!
Mastering your makeup for work doesn't have to be difficult and these quick tips mean that you won't have to sacrifice sleep for the sake of a flawless face - we know that the temptation of snoozing for an extra 15 minutes can often override your mirror time in the morning. By following these simple makeup tips and arming yourself with the right makeup for the job, you can be sure that you'll be ready to face whatever the day throws at you, looking gorgeous and radiant while you're at it!
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