March 29, 2023

Subtle and Elegant: Velvety Eye Shadow Ideas for the Office

Makeup is not confined to parties and dates, but it is popularly embraced by those on the ladder of the corporate world. Talking about eye makeup, leveling up the corporate game with eye shadow is the best way to put the best foot forward. 

From appearing for a job interview and making the first impression right to attending an important meeting and making your point count, eye shadow can be a game changer. If you are standing right before the mirror with an eyeshadow brush in one hand, unsure of applying that beautiful colour on your eyelids and the ticking clock constantly reminds you to rush to the office, trust our colour palette and tell the people around who's the boss!

Before we share eye makeup ideas for the office with you, let us share some basics. We are not preaching 'prep the skin' this time – we know you have by-heart it by now. First, indulge in a good skincare routine for day and night with non-toxic Lotus Herbals skincare products to nourish your skin. Always keep your skin hydrated, and never skip sunscreen when stepping out in the sun. 

No Makeup Eyes

This may be the most popular makeup for offices. This might sound easy, but keeping it subtle and highlighting the face's best features is the key. What works best for this look are nude tones that we are sure to have room in your eye shadow kit. Pick the nude eyeshadow in brown or peach hints, Ecostay Velvet Eye Shadow – Forestry, and apply it neatly to eliminate creasing for the perfect office look. The nude tones will accentuate the glow on your face and give you the right assertiveness at the workplace. 

Suitable Look: Nude shades go well with any attire but complement the best western formal look.

Smokey Eyes

We bet this look is more popular online than any celebrity worldwide. You might be thinking that we have gone nuts to ask you to wear the bold smokey eyes at the office. Start with a neutral palette and use a dark shade in the crease, Ecostay Velvet Eye Shadow – Moon Night. Add the volume by applying black eyeliner, Ecostay Longlasting Gel Eye Definer - Mega Black, and blend it for a smoky look. Finish it with the mascara application, and there you go with the classy look for the office!

Suitable Look: Smoky eyes go best with ethnic wear for the office as they define the deep eyes, giving up the proper depth to suit Indian attire. 

Cat Eyes

This is another sophisticated look you can get with the nude eyeshadow palette in India. Cat eye is an impactful look that can be achieved with simple strokes even when running late for the office. Apply an earthy tone and wing the corners of your eyes with a liquid eyeliner, Proedit Silk Touch Perfection Eye Liner. Finish the look by applying mascara on the lashes, Proedit HD Mascara. A quick fix to your morning hassle! 

Suitable look: It goes well with traditional and formal office wear, especially when you want to be assertive but not bossy. 

Glittering Eyes

The audience and occasion for wearing a shimmering eyeshadow might sound like they could be better, but let us share the hack with you to wear glitter eye shadows for a professional look. Eliminate the reflection of light from glittering chunks by choosing a soft shimmering Lotus eye shadow in fine powder eye shadow in tones of pink, Ecostay Velvet Eye Shadow - Orchid Freshness. Apply black eyeliner on the upper lid and finish the look with maroon lipstick, Ecostay Natural Matte Lipcolor – Rose

Suitable Look: Wear this look to the office when you have plans for after office party. 


Everyday Eyes

With India's limiting best eye shadow for office makeup, the trick is to play with the eyeliners. Begin with applying a pale brown eyeshadow, Ecostay Velvet Eye Shadow - Autumn Feel, and play with black eyeliner and white khol. Apply black eyeliner on the upper lash line and smudge it to the mid of the lower line until halfway. Now, apply a white or nude khol on the lower waterline. Apply mascara to finish the look; Maxlash Botanical Mascara - Black.

Suitable Look: This is the neutral and the best look you can wear daily to the office that suits every attire and occasion.

Office makeup should be subtle and neutral, giving your face the right lift and glow. It shouldn't be bold to distract and draw unnecessary attention. Go for neutral, not too glittery nor too matte, subtle tones, and delicate textures for elegant office Lotus eye shadows to boost your confidence. Do let us know the look you are embracing today.

Written by Lotus Herbals