July 28, 2011 12:07 ET

Office Beauty on a Budget: "Skincare News" Presents 15 Tips for an Affordable -- and Professional -- Beauty Routine

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - Whether a woman is an upper-level executive or just starting out on the road to success, there's no reason to break the bank on beauty essentials for the office.'s latest article, "Budget Beauty for the Office: 15 Affordable Finds," offers low-cost skincare, makeup and beauty tips to add to any professional beauty arsenal.

The first step to looking beautifully polished on a budget is to know which products are worth buying. Look for long-lasting formulas that are also multifunctional -- such as a daily moisturizer with SPF or conditioning lip balm. And know which formulas to splurge on -- such as eye cream -- and which products are just as effective at a lower price.

Instead of relying on trial and error to perfect a beauty routine, women can look to a professional for guidance. A free consultation with a representative at a favorite makeup counter can be a great way to try different shades and formulas without committing to buy anything. Armed with this new advice, women can be prepared to make smart decisions the next time they're ready to buy makeup, whether online or at the drugstore.

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Summer Beauty Trends for the Office

Even though summer is the ideal time to combine a beautiful glow with the season's latest trends, it's easy to let a brighter look fade when eight hours a day are spent in the office. Sun-kissed skin, playful hairstyles and eye-popping shadows might ordinarily belong on the beach, but don't be afraid to blend a bit of this style in with your office look. From pastel polishes to berry-licious lipsticks, take some time to embrace summer's hottest beauty trends for a radiant look that's perfectly professional and not too over-the-top.

Create a Smoky Eye That's Office Appropriate

It's no secret that smoky eyes are alluring and flirtatious, but how can a woman take that red carpet look to the office? While many love the Egyptian look, elongated eyes outlined in severe kohl liner aren't exactly appropriate for every day. Instead, learn how to create a modern, daytime version of this classic look by choosing smoky shades and applying them like an expert.

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Say goodbye to boring. For women who have been in the nine-to-five grind for a while, getting ready for work has probably become a repetitive daily task. Luckily, changing up a woman's professional look doesn't mean she needs to drag herself out of bed an hour earlier each day, or replace her entire product arsenal. Learn about the little efforts that'll make a work-ready look sparkle.

Acing the Interview Appearance

When it comes to a job interview, a person's appearance is nearly as valuable as what's listed on his or her resume. And in this economy, acing that first interview has never been more important. In the article, a woman can learn to arm her appearance with confidence, sophistication and professionalism from head to toe. From assembling an outfit to applying the perfect amount of makeup, here's the advice any woman needs to put her best face forward.

Late for Work? The 30-Minute Routine

When it's "one of those days" and it's tough to get out of bed, it's time to master the art of the 30-minute beauty routine. Whether it's a late night or an early morning wakeup call, sometimes a busy professional hits the snooze button one too many times. But don't despair: Try out these tips to get a rushed morning started the right way, with a step-by-step guide to creating a fresh, polished look in only half an hour.

10 Beauty Tips for the Business Traveler

Frequent travelers know how easy it is to sidestep their normal skincare habits. Last-minute plane changes, flight delays, sub-par hotels and gas station coffee - for a seasoned traveler, it's all just part of everyday life. But sacrificing daily formulas for days at a time could lead to a less effective regimen. Discover easy ways to create a routine that's ideal for travel.

Makeup Looks for the Office

A polished look is essential to a professional appearance, and it starts with a sensible makeup routine. According to About business guide Lahle Wolfe, wearing too little makeup -- or none at all -- might look unprofessional. On the other hand, wearing the same shades of eye shadow and lipstick to work that would be fitting for a night on the town may be too sultry for everyday fare. Luckily, a woman doesn't have to be a makeup artist to create a beauty look suitable for the office. Discover how to achieve an office-worthy face that's appropriate for the nine-to-five professional.

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