Makeup Tips For Working Woman



It's not just my dilemma. Most of us are so rushed for time these days, yet under pressure to look well groomed at work, it is a constant struggle to achieve that well put-together elegance in the few minutes that we have in the morning. We spoke to some beauty experts to get you the fastest and the easiest make-up tricks to follow when even five minutes are a luxury.


The rush hour, the unfinished project, or the work tension will hardly allow you more Beauty Tipsthan a passing thought on how you look. Therefore, it is a good idea to prepare your skin and hair the night before.

One of the easiest ways to appear well groomed is to have neat hands and feet. So make sure you get a weekly or fortnightly manicure and pedicure. Unless you have a party to go to, pick a neutral nail paint shade such as shell pink or beige. You can even try clear nail polish to give a shine to your nails and toes. Keep your nails short and rounded. That way they look clean and chip less.

Get a hairstyle that is fuss-free and goes with your hair's natural texture-taming your hair becomes easier this way. Give your hair basic all-over highlights with tones just a grade lower or higher than your natural hair colour.

Wash your hair during your night bath. Towel dry it and tie a loose bun and secure it with pins. Next morning you will need to spend less time doing up your hair, as you will have nice waves that you can pull back in a ponytail or wear loose. Just run your finger through it and you are set. For more manageable hair, apply a hair serum like Garnier Ultra Doux Instant Smoothing Leave-in Cream. Tired skin can kill even the best make-up. So use a hydrating face pack every alternate day, that revives tired skin and smoothens fine lines. Try Elizabeth Arden Hydrating Face Mask or Oriflame Tea Tree Purifying Face Mask.


Make-up pros that we spoke to agreed that a clean, well-moisturized skin is the first step to looking good.

A well-moisturized skin has a natural glow that does not need cover up and the make-up stays on longer. Make-up expert believes in using a face primer before putting on make-up. You can invest in a dual-purpose morning cream like L'Oreal Paris Happyderm Skin Exhilarating Moisturizer that nourishes your skin and acts as a make-up base as well.


Pick powders
Since you have all of five minutes to do up your face and hair, here are a few pro tips that will make the work easier. Maybe you can even finish it in three minutes. makeup tipsMake-up expert and Prevention columnist suggests going in for a matte effect rather than shimmer make-up for work.

Beautician suggests a light, water-based foundation to smoothes out your skin tone. Try L'Oreal True Wear Liquid Foundation. Use it lightly over the areas that need concealing. Avoid using powder unless you have oily skin.

Pick neutral eye shadow shades like beige and brown. Use the light color all over your lid unto the brow bone and apply the dark shadow unto the crease of your eyes. Try L'Oreal Paris Star Secrets Color Appeal Brown Eyes. Avoid a liner and pick a stick shadow in smoky grey or very dark brown to line your upper lash line, instead. It is understated yet enhances your eyes. Try MAC Shade stick in Sharkskin. Sweep a coat of mascara to open up your eyes. You can try a nude peach blush to freshen up your complexion. While it is not a must, a light flush can look great in summer.

For lips try a nude beige, pink, peach, sheer plum gloss or lipstick. Try Givenchy Lip essential Lipstick in Working Beige, or Max Factor Silk Gloss in Peach Glow, Freshen up your lip color post lunch to keep looking neat. Set your make-up with a finishing spray like MAC. It also makes the skin look more radiant.


* Light hold hair spray or smoothing gel

* Face wash

* Vaseline

* Tinted moisturizer

* Bronzer

* Creamy brown-red lipstick or a lip gloss


Classic soft look for doctors

Since you need to appear confident during your deal-closing meeting or even a tête-à-tête with your boss about the next promotion, a softly bold mouth is the need of the hour. Keep the rest of your face clean. Use a neutral eye shadow and a dash of mascara to define your eyes. Play up your mouth with a creamy lipstick. Experts suggest using a sheer plum or earthy pink shade. Avoid the lined look. Instead, use the lip liner matching the color of your lips to prime them. Apply the creamy lipstick over that. This will ensure your lipstick does not slip or bleed and stays on longer.


Since you need to appear confident during your deal-closing meeting or even a tête-à-tête with your boss about the next promotion, a softly bold mouth is the need of the hour. Keep the rest of your face clean. Use a neutral eye shadow and a dash of mascara to define your eyes. Play up your mouth with a creamy lipstick. Experts suggest using a sheer plum or earthy pink shade. Avoid the lined look. Instead, use the lip liner matching the color of your lips to prime them. Apply the creamy lipstick over that. This will ensure your lipstick does not slip or bleed and stays on longer.


Smell good

It's all about understated chic at work. So like your make-up, keep your fragrance low key as well. Make sure you wear a scent that does not overpower the senses of your colleagues.

* At office Citrus or light floral

* Client meet Scents with citrus or sea notes

* After Work Florientals with musky notes

* Friday Dressing Fruity or light floral


make up If you like to dress up, but going to school means a low bun and rubbing Vaseline over your lips, it's time to change your make-up routine. "For a school teacher the make-up needs to be low key and very subtle but you should not go with a bare face. You need to appear neat. So work on getting a clear skin. Use a little concealed hiding the flaws," says Mathew. Use a translucent powder to smoothen your skin and then draw a thin line with a liner over your upper and lower lashes. Finish the look with a pink or pink-beige lipstick. Spritz on a light floral scent to evoke a sense of clean freshness about you.


The simplest way to transform your day look to an evening one is to dress up your eyes. To do that, use your or eye shadow stick to draw a thick line over your upper lid. Smudge it with your finger and extend it upwards beyond the outer corner. Add two coats of mascara. Sweep a neutral lip gloss or lip balm to finish the look. Instead of staid black, you can even go with colors like navy blue or olive green to get your smoky look. Pick Lakme Intense Shine Eyeliner in Ink Blue or Color Bar Eye Shadow in Green Bran.


Fridays are the days when the HR manager won't frown at your dark lipstick or colorful eye shadow. So take advantage of your office's Friday dressing rules and try on the new shade of eye shadow or lipstick you picked up on your last shopping spree. Women’s should try playing up your cheeks with a light peachy flush. Apply it on the apple of your cheeks to give a touch of summer to your look. Pick YSL Touché Blush. Try The Body Shop Lip Stain in Plum or Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Berry.