19/08/2014

My Work Makeup Look

Work Makeup Look

THE 9-5 LOOK

A 9-5 job, well in my case, 9-5.30 Monday-Friday. I have the tendency to sleep and wake up late. There are those odd nights where I sleep early but still wake up late because I have a lie in and keep pressing snooze. I prefer having more sleep than to wake up early to get ready. Who wouldn’t?

I work in an office and don’t see clients face to face. In my opinion, I’m at work to work, not to impress anyone at the office therefore limiting to how much makeup is plastered. I stare at my work Macbook and monitor all day therefore colour contacts are not worn as they will dry my eyes out more.

Monday to Friday, my makeup routine consists of concealing the under eye circles and around the mouth, fill in my eyebrows then line my upper lids and add falsies then lip balm, and off to work I go. There are the odd times where I just wear concealer under the eyes because I’ve woken up too late especially after a night out therefore having to rush. Everyone at work has seen me without makeup and at my rough state too, complimenting me saying how rough I look. There are also times where I wear a little bit more makeup and dress a lot nicer because I have events to go to after work or am heading off somewhere. I always get asked where I’m off to, looking overdressed and way out of place!

I have noticed that my skin has improved a lot since I’m not clogging up my skin all the time, giving it room to breathe. Who wouldn’t want better skin? In the above photo, I have uneven skin tone (I’m still sporting a tanned nose), blackheads, spots, oily skin. Without concealer, my under eye circles are in your face which you cannot see here. I’m like any other person out there, I have imperfections. No one is perfect. I don’t photoshop myself in photos as I’ve got nothing to hide and am comfortable with my skin. If you ever bump into me in Leeds especially during my lunch break or after work, I will look like this. I don’t want to be known as the blogger who looks different in person due to over photoshopping photos. The most I do is brighten the photo up. No slimming onr concealing.

After all these years of wearing makeup, I have finally learnt that less is more. Going out at night is a different story, no?

What’s your work makeup routine?

29 comments so far.

29 responses to “My Work Makeup Look”

  1. Emma Iannarilli says:

    You are such a beautiful girl, you hardly need make-up. I certainly need it more than you, but prefer just a touch in the week too.

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  2. RaeAbigael says:

    so pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xoxo, rae
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  3. Vivian Yuen says:

    Lovely natural look on you hun~ Loving the eyelashes~

    LIVE . IN . LOVE โœž

    ~

  4. Nicola Hudson says:

    You're gorgeous, and I'm super jealous of your hair too! I tend to go for light make up during the day, I like a bit of mascara and a thin layer of the Porefessional to hide my pores, and a little bit of blusher. I guess it's what you feel comfortable with, I know that I wear more make up if I'm having a breakout just to make myself feel a bit happier!

  5. celery and cupcakes says:

    You have such beautiful clear skin. I would say that you wouldn't need any make up at all.

  6. Alice Furlan says:

    I do pretty much the same minus the falsies, that would take me hours!!(i'm terrible at it :p ) Simple is the way to go!!!
    xo
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

  7. Laura - Pink Frenzy says:

    looking gorgeous! <3 xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

  8. Asti Astii says:

    Beauty in minutes.. Sometimes we don't need full make up to go to the office, just a simply one. Giglove

    http://beautyasti1.blogspot.com

  9. Rajalakshmi Murali says:

    You look gorgeous and trust me.. you don't need any photoshopping ๐Ÿ™‚ It is really cool that you wear falsies to work.. I wore it only once and it was a disaster. ๐Ÿ˜› giglove

  10. India Benjamin says:

    I tend to just use BB cream, blush, mascara and my eyebrow palette when I have work. Or omit all makeup if I am really tired. I feel like working is a waste of good makeup!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  11. hurny2009 says:

    Wish I looked like this going to work. I always end up looking a sweaty nasty mess! You look beautiful and natural. x

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  12. Sin Yee says:

    This is how a makeup look should be. I found some are wearing a clubbing look to work. o.0 giglove

  13. revenian.com says:

    You already have a beautiful skin. As for me, I need a full make up from prime to eyeshadow and lipstick, unless I'll have a walking dead face. LOL, just kidding. But really, I need that make up for everyday use.

    ~GigLove

  14. Arian Yupangco says:

    Simple but pretty! Thankfully where I work they don't mind at all whether you go in bare faced or glammed up, but most of the time I keep my makeup simple too, especially on days where I'm only working a few hours or less.

  15. jessica ie says:

    Actually it looks simple yet so cute and natural! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Maybe you could make the lip color a bit bolder ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thanks for sharing ^^

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  16. MollyMia says:

    my work make up is to just conceal and apply cc cream. that's all. hahaha! if i have good skin, i might just skip make up totally.
    giglove

  17. Smallnhot Sarah says:

    Simple and look chic in that make up ! Def something good for work.. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Keep in touch ya. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  18. I go light during the day too. Great photo! Gig

  19. Yuh Jiun says:

    Simple yet gorgeous! I wish I have good skin condition like yours so I can apply minimal makeup too ><

  20. โ™ฅSarahโ™ฅ says:

    Love it! Simple make up is the best! You look great! =)

  21. Maria Clara Novita Kusumahati says:

    the foundation that you choose is so natural..
    and also the eye looks makeup is not heavy for work ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Belleza Kisses says:

    You're gorgeous! Really loving this simple foundation look! That's my go to during the work week as well.

  23. Cindy Tong says:

    hahhaha most of the time I dont put on makeup to work because 90% of the time no one is around my office and like you I am just facing my laptop!unless if I am testing on product I might wear the makeup else I would skip and put on makeup during event…depend on event sometime if i am lazy I put vy little and night outing i will def put on dramatic look!

  24. Kumiko Mae says:

    Your work makeup look is superb. I love how fresh and naturally you ook with your falsies!

  25. Chaicy Style A Pastiche says:

    To look your best at work is very important! And you nailed it !! Simple, barely there yet Chic!

    GIG Love
    xoxo Chaicy – Style.. A Pastiche!

  26. Dn Tiara says:

    if i don't have redness around my cheek and annoying acne scars, i would skip foundation and stick with powder, but i do need foundation *sigh
    i love your makeup look, it's effortless but beautiful

  27. flabsruletheworld.com says:

    You are such a cutie! My makeup routine varies on how much time I have but I usually cleanse and then put some tinted moisturizer with SPF. Then a little blush and mascara and I'm out the door! <3GIGLove

  28. LaurLauu โœฟ says:

    Nice post girl !

    Lauren xx

    visit me at: laurlauu.blogspot.co.uk

  29. Nella P says:

    You look gorgeous. I usually only use simple makeup for everyday basis.

    http://www.nellanelwan.com

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