Paint me pink
Even if you are working, there is no reason why you should not look your best. Make-up is essential in creating a professional appearance. Research has shown that people find women who wear make-up and whose hair is well-groomed and styled as more capable, more confident and more interesting than those who do not groom themselves.
Office makeup should not create any hindrance in your job. Obviously, it is important that your working woman image should follow certain criteria, that is, not too extreme or overtly glamorous in what is a professional situation. The key to creating a successful image lies in striking a balance. Basic Cosmetics Used by Working Women Generally working women’s makeup kit must include the following cosmetics 1. Moisturizer – contain UVA and UVB filters. UVA light protects skin from ageing. Cold cream is popularly used in winter. 2. Sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 which gives protection from UV rays in summer and even avoid skin tanning. 3. Blusher – It helps to change the shape
of your face and adds a healthy glow to your face. Blushers in light shades (e.g. rosy pink, peach) are mostly used for office wear and are applied on cheeks. Carry it throughout the day to get a trendy look. 4. Lipstick – It defines the outline of your lips. Lipsticks are available in a variety of shades. Branded vitamin E enriched lipsticks are popularly used by working women. Avoid paler shades like pastel pink or peach, particularly when they are glossy or frosted. 5. Lip-balm – moistens the lips (especially
used in winter). 6. Foundation –comes in liquid, cream, solid and mousse form. It contains a vitamin or talc base. For dry skin, cream foundation is the best and for day make-up liquid foundation is preferred. 7. Eye-liner and eye-pencil – a thick streak of eye-liner emphasizes the shape of the eyes while a touch of eye-pencil is longlasting and won’t need maintaining during the day. 8. Eye-shadows – come in many different colors and textures. It adds depth and dimension to your eyes. 9. Mascara – gives a finishing touch to your eye makeup. Check that the mascara you use is smudge-proof and defines the lashes without making them look thick or clogged with make-up. If your mascara tends to smudge under your eyes, try applying it to the top lashes only or consider using a waterproof type.
Preventive Makeup Tips for Working Women 1. Apply sunscreen everyday. 2. Choose eye shadow colors according to your eye size and type. 3. Apply lip-liner before applying lipstick to prevent fading. 4. Less mascara should be used on the lower lashes. 5. Always check that your nails are manicured. 6. Never apply powder repeatedly throughout the day. 7. Always carry blotting paper, or oil control films as they are a great way to get rid of the oil on your t-zone, thus making touchups easier. If you can’t get you hands on, soft tissue could be a great relief. 8. Apply mud mask or egg mask to your face to retain youth and promote elasticity of skin. 9. Perform hand massage at least once a week to increase circulation and for nail growth. 10. Day-time makeup should be lighter than
makeup at night. 11. Use a good perfume to feel fresh
throughout the day