Depending on where it is that you work, you may be able to be a little more creative and bold with your makeup. But in a more corporate setting, having a more subtle look is likely something you should be shooting for. So to help you match your makeup to the professional look you need, here are three business-professional makeup tips to start using around the office.

Go Easy On The Lashes

Big, dramatic eyelashes are very trendy in today’s beauty market. And while there’s definitely a place to play up the bold look of false lashes, your office likely isn’t where you should be experimenting too much with too much eye makeup or too big of lashes. According to, using just mascara on your lashes should be your normal workplace routine. While having natural-looking false lashes normally shouldn’t cause you any problems while at work, if you have lashes that require a lot of adjusting throughout the day, they may become a distraction to you and your coworkers or any customers or clients you meet throughout the day.


Focus On Your Skin The Most

To give yourself the best look in the office, you should focus primarily on your skin. However, this doesn’t mean that you should coat your skin with layers and layers of makeup. In fact, this is really the opposite of what you should be doing. According to Milly Almodovar, a contributor to, you should really only use a foundation when you’re needing more full coverage of your skin. If this isn’t what you need, try using just a CC cream. And to help give your skin a good glow under all those harsh office lights, try using warmer colors like bronze or peach to help your skin look healthier.


Contrast Lips and Eyes

Although you should generally shoot for a more natural look when applying makeup for the workplace, it’s fine to go a little bolder on rare occasions. But if you do choose to do so, be sure you’re doing it the right way. According to Kara Manos, a contributor to Business Insider, you should always contrast a bold eye with a neutral lip or a neutral eye with a bold lip. If you choose to have a bold lip and a bold eye, you may be going overboard for an office setting. So before you practice your smoky eye and that red lip on your colleagues, make sure you’re using makeup that’s going to be appropriate for your specific workplace.

If you’re looking for some new ways to make your makeup routine more appropriate for the workplace, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you create a more business-professional work during the hours of nine to five.

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