Tic-Tac-Toe : Wearing Makeup to work

Posted on Apr 1 2014 - 2:08pm by agnibanya

Hi all,

One look that has been requested by a lot of friends was a work appropriate makeup look. Now yesterday, I had to go out to get a passport size picture clicked and I came up with this look which I thought could make up for a great everyday work wear makeup. The makeup is really simple and subtle , yet looks polished and could really serve as an office appropriate makeup for many of you. You may alter a few colors here and there on special occasions and you would still look neat without being over the top.

Here’s the stepwise breakdown:

Face:

  • Post your CTM, and sunscreen, apply your primer .
  • Conceal the areas that need a little higher coverage
  • Apply your foundation. Although , I’ve use a liquid foundation here, you may alternatively use a Powder foundation like MAC’s Studio Fix to save on blending time.
  • Apply your blush. A hint of blush , preferable one witha ย matte finish, and in natural colors can make you look fresh and healthy. Just make sure you don’t over-do it. I’ve used MAC Satin Blush Fleur Power in this look. If you are of the same skin tone as me (NC 42 +/-1 shade), or even otherwise, Fleur Power is the most gorgeous and natural blush you can find for your everyday looks. I have a yellow based complexion and Fleur Powder just adds a healthy pink to my face without even looking obvious.

Eyes:

  • Define your brows, either with a brown pencil or using an eyebrow powder if you have that much time. A thumb Rule is your eyebrows should be only one shade lighter than your hair color. Don’t USE a black eyebrow filler because it would look too prominent and unnatural.
  • Apply a neutral colored eyeshadow, preferably creamy ones like MAC’s Paintpots because they are very easy to apply (just use your clean and sanitised fingertips!) and survive long hours without creasing. The shades you may consider are Indianwood (a Golden pink, very buildable but you need to lightly apply because you don’t want to go to a board room meeting with shiny golden eyes!) and Constructivist (a plummy-brown, excellent everyday color.) Now just remember that it should never go above your crease and that you have to use a very light hand with application.
  • Just to give a little bit of definition to the eye area, apply a soft brown like MAC’s eyeshadow Folie along the outer part of your crease. It will add depth to the eye area.
  • Apply a Kohl/kajal on the waterline, and under your upper lashes (tightline i.e.!) and apply a thin line of kajal along your lashline, and gently soften the edges with either a smudger or pencil brush.
  • Curl Lashes and Apply mascara.
Lips:
  • I have used a matte Taupe-y Nude lip color (MAC’s Bad Girl RiRi reviewed HERE), but it’s not a nude for lighter complexions so I’d suggest you use a either a Nude or a Neutral Pink that’s appropriate to your skin tone and doesn’t look too stark. You may also add just a hint of gloss only in the centre of your lips.
Products Used:
  1. Makeup Academy Matte Perfect Primer
  2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place makeup
  3. MAC Satin Blush Fleur Power
  4. MAC Paintpot IndianWood
  5. MAC Eyeshadow Folie
  6. Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof eyeliner pencil Black party
  7. QVS Eyelash Curler
  8. Rimmel ScandalEyes mascara
  9. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick from the Rihanna Holiday Collection -Bad Girl RiRi

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03180505158504587208 Esha

    You look so beautiful dear :) Loved the look :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01648507432297482318 Gowthami Sundaram

    very elegant and looking gr8 dear! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01636988998770392834 Revathy Hnb

    love this look… missed this RiRi lippi… :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17935825453343788562 Sharmistha Guha Chowdhury

    Very pretty..!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thank you Esha :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Gowthami..The look was quite simple and easy to do and came out better than I expected :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Revu…The bad Girl Lippie is a very versatile lipstick..looks great with smokey eyes as well as for such simple looks…But MAC keeps relaunching their LEs, so don't worry…you can get it next time..and in the meanwhile use the truckload of lipsticks that you already have ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Sharmi..I'm glad you like it ..there isn't much of color over there you know..so NOT me.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02006551397652060828 Poo Jain

    Simple and elegant Agni… <3 <3 perfect for ofcc!! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11922388315844866419 EVE-O-LUTION

    chikniโ€ฆ super beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10674261497150679654 arzoo sharma

    Super killer look Agni, you look stunning. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04697705916496732884 Nids

    so very pretttyyyy ..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08926883666943677642 Srinjla

    You look beautiful…nice earrings

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00121044102998878349 Garima Shivi

    Nice skin you have! LOVELY makeup done :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10807340819973005253 Saniya Bhatnagar

    Always love your tuts hun…Absolutely work apt <3 <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12028109096977466369 Budget Belleza

    It takes so much effort to pull up that no makeup look na Agni.. and I second that eyebrow tip..
    totally loved how subtle it has come up <3 <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Poonam.. :*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    lol…Chikni??? hahaha…thank you my love XOXO

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thank you so much Arzoo..I hope this post is helpful for working women :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    True that Aditi..especially for someone like me who feels incomplete without some sort of bright popping color …and yes, I have seen women filling their eyebrows with black pencil and I thought I'd just mention it here ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thank you Saniya..means a lot to me :*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thank you Garima, but my skin is not that good, I guess my foundation is ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    hehe..Thanks :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Nidsy :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10005204024041552130 Rashi Ravi Ganguly

    Polished, pretty and perfect for work! Superb! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thank you so much Rashi :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07098409977726939073 Vipra Patil

    Pretty .. Beautiful & Flawless – That's why I mentioned your name in that FB post ^_^ – I love your FOTD's <3
    Gorgeous you look Sweet Heart :*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya Das Poddar

    aww..Thanks a lot babe. mwahs!! :*