Paint me pink

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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

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