Daily office wear makeup

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Makeup is not acceptable in most corporate environments, but that doesn't mean that a girl must stop looking pretty, right!!. Touching up or blotting should be minimized to once or twice a day. Running to the restroom every 1 hour to check on your makeup will have it's side effects in the next appraisal ;) and you would want to grab those eyeballs for the appreciation certificates hanging on your work-board and not the eye blinding effect your ruby-woo lipstick is spreading.

Well, these are some of my regular-non-fuzzy essentials for a well put and low maintenance office look:

  • Sunscreen +Moisturizer: An absolute must. It took me 26 years to understand the damage Mr. Sun had done to my skin. I use a physician prescribed SPF 50++ sunscreen by PhotoBloc. I have a dehydrated + dry/normal skin type and my moisturizer is by Olay. 
           Note: If you have oily skin, skip the moisturizer step. Apply Primer instead, I don't use primer (coz I am too lazy + my skin doesn't produce much shine). If you have oily skin, I would suggest that you do apply a dollop of primer on your oily zone.
  • Foundation: I prefer a low coverage foundation. I use MAC Face and Body or Inglot YSM foundation and buff it in using my Real Techniques brush. This allows the skin to shine through. If you are not a fan of liquid foundation, go in for a pressed foundation or compact. One pet peeve of mine is the foundation shade. Ensure you choose the right shade so that you don't end up looking like a ghost.
  • Blush: When I don't want my face to look flat, I apply a neutral shade of blush really lighthandedly using my Vega blush brush. I am an NC 42-43.5 girl in MAC and L'oreal True Match blush in Rosewood is a favorite of mine.
  • Eyes: This is where it gets interesting, I use a Maybelline Colossal kajal or L'oreal gel liner on upper and lower lashes and slightly wing out my liner. I apply a pop of color on my lower lashes to keep things interesting. Lately I have been loving the new Maybelline Colossal kajal in Turquoise.
  • Lips: I go in for mostly neutral lips or bold lips (occasionally). MAC Mocha , Fastplay, and Creme in your coffee is some of my favorites.

That's it!! my simple and effective office makeup. Let me know your daily- office wear makeup essentials.
Eyes: Maybelline eye studio in Grey/silver

Eyes: Maybelline colossal in Black and Turquoise

The long and short of it

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This being an earring and accessory blog, I have hardly posted any related material over the last few months. I thought it's time to change things up and spice up a little bit. I love long earrings as I feel they make my face look more elongated (btw, I have a round-oval cross face). I picked up this earring as part of my anniversary shopping spree. Its a simple earring with long golden colored chain and a white stone at the bottom.

Brand: Ginger (Lifestyle)
Cost: Rs.300 ($5)

oooh by the way, I wanted to give you guys a sneak peak of my workstation. You can see my desk teddy (who looks sad), Chumbak cover with pretty colorful elephants, a photo frame sans any picture and my latest acquisition, a vintage flower pot with artificial flowers. I got them from the home decor section of lifestyle at buy one get one free offer. One of the pots is placed in my makeup space. Together they cost me 400 bucks :).

So what all junk stuff do you keep at your workstation?. Let me know.

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