Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Back To Work Makeup


When a lovely follower on Twitter asked me if I had any quick makeup tips for her, as she was starting a new job, I thought, a post would be a great idea. So, this is for you Bev and anyone else who finds it helpful.



Of course, it depends on the job you're starting in, I am taking on board the job Bev will be doing and the fact that she wears foundation, liner, blusher etc, so, is comfortable with a varied selection of makeup. 
I would say if you are within an environment that has central heating, air con etc, ensure you moisturise your skin and take a bottle of hydrating mist with you, you can freshen your skin and makeup in one. Great in the summer also. If you are working outdoors partially or full time, don't forget that SPF!


For the base I have chosen a CC cream that not only gives lovely coverage but counteracts dark areas, redness and perks up the skin, it saves you time in the morning using varying correctors and concealers. 
A little powder just holds everything in place.


Choose a concealer that doesn't look too stark under the eyes, this can be used throughout the day and in place of foundation if needed. 


For eyes, I used a palette, this gives many options and subtle choices, which were perfect,  the lighter shade, top row second colour from the left, this was the main colour from lash to brow and then I used the bottom row shade, second from left, this I applied over the mobile lid and blended slightly up to soften the look. 
If you like eyeliner, but, for work it can look harsh, I would recommend using a pencil liner that can be blended out to soften the look. 
Mascara, is a must, choose one you are familiar with and if needed waterproof.


I would personally, avoid contouring, baking, whatever the fad is. I would also leave highlighter from the routine, under certain lighting it can look harsh and out of place. 
A pretty, soft, pink, flattering blusher is perfect to give a lift to the face and a healthy glow. 


Lips, well, this is an interesting one for me as I stuck to my guns for years and would wear red lipstick to interviews, even though I was often advised that it wasn't a colour that was suitable. I felt confident wearing it, it actually never stopped me getting a job. But, I would say, if unsure, choose a softer finish product, lip balm, something with a good pigment but gentler. I have chosen a lip pencil but in a satin finish and then a soft pink lip balm, this could also double up as a cheek colour, if needed. 


The finished look is soft, subtle, but presentable, I would feel like me wearing this makeup. I would also add, that, depending on the job ahead, you may have to wear your hair up, especially if it is beyond your shoulders. I found collecting mine to the side and pinning it up was quite effective.


Ultimately, you have the job, the firm liked you, they gave you the job! Be confident in that and yourself, don't try to alter your appearance, be you, this may mean not as much makeup or it may mean more. 
When starting a new job, there are always nerves, don't add to that by changing your routine, apply makeup you are familiar with and trust, the routine of the application can be shortened if the time is short or lengthened, just know your products. 

Now go get them, enjoy your new job. 

Thank you, Bev, for asking the question and inspiring this post. 

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DHC Brown Eyeliner Pencil




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