Your alarm rings at 7:00 a.m. on weekdays, and you’re not even ready to wake up, much less attempt a complicated smokey eye. And caking on too much makeup can look pretty horrible under most offices’ standard fluorescent lighting. But at the same time, you don’t want to be barefaced. After all, you want to look professional. Research has shown that women who wear makeup are viewed as more competent and trustworthy. And let’s face it, it never hurts to feel pretty.
Here are 10 easy daytime makeup tutorials that are appropriate for even the most conservative office.
Brow Guidance (via The Beauty Department):
How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger (via Byrdie):
How to Get The Most From Mascara (via The Beauty Department):
How to Apply Gel Eyeliner (via Divine Caroline):
Daytime Concealer Trick (via The Beauty Department):
How to Fake Fuller Lips (via Byrdie):
Basic Contour, Blush & Highlight (via Keiko Lynn):
Easy Makeup for Brown Eyes (via Divine Caroline):
How to Make Lipstick Last Longer (via Make Me Up Before You Go Go):
Easy Eye Makeup for Tired Eyes (via Lauren McBride):
Want more easy daytime beauty? Try one of these five-minute hairstyles. And make sure your outfit is as professional as your face with an office-appropriate dress. We love our Precious Poppies Dress in Black. It’s feminine but still totally grown up.