May 23, 2011 08:00 ET

"Skincare News" Offers Office-Appropriate Makeup Tips for Business Dress Code

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Creating a work-friendly makeup look can be tricky. While wearing too little makeup can appear unprofessional, wearing too much can look overdone. Learn how to create a polished, office-appropriate look with's latest article, "Makeup Looks for the Office."

Start with a clean slate

Every professional look begins the same -- with a clean, moisturized face. But for a face that glows with health from beneath makeup, most women need to go above and beyond just cleansing their pores. Choose the right cleanser, moisturizer and primer to prep skin for beautiful makeup that doesn't fade or smudge.

A natural approach to workplace makeup

A polished and professional look starts with a glowing complexion. But achieving the "natural" look with makeup, without appearing pale or dull, is often harder than it seems. A foolproof makeup routine, appropriate for any business dress code, includes the right blend of subtlety and definition to enhance a woman's natural features.

The office-friendly method:

  • Foundation: After covering any imperfections with a dab of concealer, use a sponge to apply a sheer layer of foundation all over the face.
  • Eyeliner: Apply just enough eyeliner to make the eyes stand out, making sure the lines don't go outside the eyelids. Consider using a more conservative medium-brown or black/brown shade to create a softer look.
  • Mascara: Give lashes extra oomph with dark brown or soft black mascara. Apply it with a fan brush instead of a mascara tool to keep it from clumping.
  • Tinted lip gloss: Choose a fairly neutral shade of tinted lip gloss for a subtle pop of color. Gloss looks more natural on the face, fades more evenly than lipstick and is easier to re-apply throughout the day.

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