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FACE OF THE DAY: THE WORK MAKEUP MENU


(I realise the pictures aren't great for showing off the products, its because i used flash on my iphone, sorry!)
ON MY FACE:

MAC Studio finish in NC25
MAC skin finish highlighter in 'soft and gentle'
Maybelline falsies mascara
Rimmel lipstick in 'oxford circus fushia'
Topshop cream blush in 'head over heels
Sleek contour kit combo

Real techniques brushes:
contour brush
blush brush
buffing brush
stippling brush


This evenings post will feature the makeup look I usually wear for work, which is at a busy and lively pub. I work quite a bit throughput each week and so looking good whilst on the job is something that is very important to me, I’m not  the type of girl who doesn’t make an effort just because its 'work', whether its a standard pub job or a fancy office PR internship/job, i will always, at least try and make a bit of an effort.

The usual look i go for is quite a good coverage, a subtle contour, highlight, blush, a few sweeps of mascara and then a slick of a fairly understated lipstick. I prefer to go for a toned down eye makeup look mainly because its easier and a bit more fresh than pilling on eye shadow and eyeliner. 

This look features a handful of products, drugstore and higher end, my MAC foundation was a must today as I’m having a bad skin week and so much in need of a higher coverage, I LOVE my MAC highlight (the pictures don’t do it justice) as it leaves the perfect glow on my cheeks without being overly glittery and just makes me feel and look fresh and glowing, (i even got a compliment off one of the regulars the day I wore this product.) My falsies mascara is a MUST for amazing long eyelashes, my cream blush gives a pretty pop of colour on the cheeks complimenting the contour and highlight, and my lipstick which is from rimmel, is a gorgeous purpely pink, which when blotted is the perfect colour for work, and not too OTT.

So there you have it, my work makeup menu, i hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some inspiration that your job doesn’t have to mean a no makeup day, and with the right products you can achieve a pretty but subtle makeup look for work.

4 comments

Natasha Gregson said...

Love this and I think it was a great idea for a post as I sometimes struggle to strike the perect balance between no make up and a fully made up look at work :) The lipstick shade is beaut!

Megan Rose Keam said...

this is such a beautiful look! the highlighting looks amazing!
xx
lipsticksandlifestyles.blogspot.com

Helen said...

thankyou! x

Helen said...

ahh thanks :) x

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