Makeup Tips for the Workplace

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated October 29, 2014)

Just because you're at work and need to be professional doesn't mean you have to look dowdy. There are great professional clothing styles and great professional shoes and you can also have great professional makeup. While makeup for the workplace may have to be more understated than statement making, it can still look beautiful and still look professional. Make up your face for success!

The biggest thing to remember in the workplace is to keep things professional—in your dress, in your conduct, in your relationship with your coworkers, and in your cosmetic presentation. In the workplace, professional means more toned down and more understated. Wear colors that are natural and that blend in more with your natural skin tone. Light pinks, golds, and browns are all good shades of eye shadow to wear. Eyeliner should be natural browns and shouldn't be too dramatic. When you use blush don't overdo it and use it to make you look lively rather than scary. Too much makeup just isn't appropriate at the office.

You could probably even get away with not even applying eye shadow at all and use eyeliner and mascara to make your professional statement. I wouldn't suggest avoiding makeup all together, because you want to ensure a polished, sophisticated look, and with most women, that means at least a little bit of makeup. Use foundation to even out your skin tone and use minimal eye makeup to achieve a professionally flattering look.

Makeup at the workplace accompanies dress at the workplace, both of which again necessitate a toned-down appearance. You need to dress appropriately and make up your ace appropriately. These two facets of appearance go hand in hand with presenting a professional attitude. If you wear revealing clothes with toned down makeup, you still won't be professional and if you wear understated clothes with full blown makeup, you'll still look inappropriate. The office is not the place to make a dramatic physical impression—your coworkers and superiors should be impressed with your talents and abilities. This is the place to make your other, invisible assets shine!

Author Bio

Charlotte Wood

MORE FROM CHARLOTTE

Sedu Short Hairstyles

Some people may think that Sedu is only for those with long hair, but the world of Sedu is not only exclusive to those with ...

Discover More

Drying Your Hair without Damage

Blow drying hair is a common practice among men and women, but it can be damaging. If you are looking for a way to dry your ...

Discover More

US Savings Bonds Series

US savings bonds can be found everywhere and are actually a great way to invest your money without having to risk much. ...

Discover More
More Beauty Tips

Choosing the Best Eyeglass Frames

Support and style, when it comes to eyeglasses, are not mutually exclusive issues. Here are some handy guidelines you can use ...

Discover More

Minimizing Facial Pores

When we have large pores on our face we often feel they are larger than they actually are. While nothing can be done to ...

Discover More

How to Stop Blushing

You've been embarrassed before, and you've blushed before. If blushing in itself is embarrassing for you, or if you just feel ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is two less than 2?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)