Let’s face it, working women have countless responsibilities. Naturally, those who manage to juggle all their chores and look spiffed up through the day always have our attention. But a great outfit is only the start of the day — what aces the look is a spot of stellar makeup. Ever worried whether your work beauty looks are too much {or too less}. No worries, we have your back! We show you how to ace up your 9 to 5 makeup for office through the day, but on a budget.

Flawless Skin

  Foundation

Skip heavy foundation creams to avoid a chalky face. A BB cream that is light on the skin, like L’Oreal True Match BB Cream or Colorbar Perfect Match BB Creme, will cover your skin flawlessly and is blended quickly with your fingers. Pick lightly tinted products with a velvety finish. A neutral bronzer adds a sun-kissed glow to the face.

Defined Eyes

  EYEmakeup

Stay away from all sorts of glittery eyeshadow and thick eyeliner — those are best left for the night. A few swipes of Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara adds a magical quality {try it to see} and finish with a smooth stroke of smudge-free eyeliner such as Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. Dab white eyeshadow to the inner corner for a dewy finish. A soft brown tint enhances the eyes’ natural contours without looking like eyeshadow — try Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow.

Power Lips

  LIPSTICK

Wearing red lipstick to work is becoming acceptable, but siren reds are a no-no. Earthy or brick reds will do the trick with an understated outfit. For a subtle tint, shades of nude, pink, peach, or brown are more appropriate. Opt for matte lipsticks to last through the day with minimum touch-up. Lakme 9 To 5 Creaseless Crème Lipsticks will give you soft and supple lips in a jiffy.

Now that you’ve donned the perfect makeup, make sure you finished with a neat hairdo and manicured nails. Remember the one rule to winging your workwear beauty game — minimalism goes a long way in a corporate environment. After all, endless negotiations, boardroom meetings, and even the coffee breaks require an envious style, isn’t it?

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