The hours of strenuous work, overtime, pollution and stress can all affect your skin and make it look dull, tired and worn off. Well, it might be time to experiment with glow cream makeup to achieve a flawless no-makeup look for the office. A natural-looking office makeup look is just right for those days when you want something more subtle but still polished. Keep reading for a tutorial on how to achieve this look.
STEP 1: Skincare first
Flawless makeup starts with a thorough skincare routine. Wash your face with Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Skin Brightening Facial Foam to remove all the dirt and impurities that might be clogged in your pores. This will give you a clean and fresh look. Now, follow up with a serum and moisturiser. This will hydrate, target dark spots and even out your skin tone to reveal naturally glowing skin. It will also create a bare canvas for better makeup application. A skincare regimen will keep your skin looking healthy without needing to add too much makeup.
STEP 2: Choose a CC cream
A lot of people think that the no-makeup look is about not wearing any makeup at all. But that's not necessarily true. You can still wear makeup and achieve a natural, no-makeup look. The key is choosing light and medium coverage glow beauty cream like the Lotus Makeup Xpress Glow Daily Beauty 10-In-1 Cream SPF 25 - Royal Pearl. This pearl glow cream provides proper coverage to even out your skin tone and gives a healthy glow. Because it's lightweight, it won't look heavy or cakey.
Application: Start in the centre of the face and blend outwards. Be sure to blend into the neck, so there is no line of demarcation.
You can just carry this glow cream makeup and rock the no-makeup office look. For a better finish and more polished look follow the steps ahead!
STEP 3: Conceal the Hard Work
Late-night shifts and not getting enough sleep can cause dark circles. Nonetheless, it's better to keep them hidden from colleagues and return to work with flawless skin and a big smile on your face. A concealer is all you need to cover up blemishes, dark circles and patchy skin to make your skin look even-toned.
Application: The key is to start with a small amount of product and build up gradually until you achieve the desired coverage. Another trick is to use your fingers to blend the concealer into your skin rather than a brush or sponge. This will give a seamless finish. Last but not least, set the concealer with pressed powder.
STEP 4: Set with a Pressed Powder
This is an unskippable step for a natural office makeup look because it helps to set your foundation and concealer and provides a matte finish. It also prevents the makeup from creasing or transferring throughout the day. The pressed powder also helps to control shine to make the skin look less oily and keep your makeup in place throughout the day.
Application: Use a large, fluffy brush to dust it over your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Be sure to tap off any excess powder before applying it to your face, and pat well for a natural finish. Pressed powder is a quick and easy way to achieve a polished makeup look that will last all day long.
STEP 5: Add a Pop of Colour with a Lipstick
When choosing a lipstick for your natural office makeup look, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the colour of your lips. You can opt for light or nude lipstick if you have naturally pink lips. It looks extremely flattering with a light glow cream makeup. Choose a light pink or peach shade if your lips are naturally pigmented. Another thing to keep in mind is the texture of your lipstick. Avoid anything glossy or shimmery for a natural look - stick to matte or satin finishes. Make sure your lipstick is well-moisturised so it doesn't dry out your lips over the day.
Application: Apply in the centre of your top lip and work your way out toward the corners. Then do the same on your bottom lip. Blot it with tissue paper and dab with powder.
STEP 1: Shape your Eyebrows
Shaping your eyebrows helps to frame your face and give you a polished appearance. There are a few ways to shape your eyebrows, but one of the simplest methods is to use a brow definer. Choose one based on your natural brow hair colour. Lotus makeup Ecostay Perfect Brow Definer comes in two shades BD-1 Choco Brown and BD-2 Natural Noir. The product is waterproof and lasts up to 6 hours, so you don’t have to worry about it smudging at all. It contains olive wax and castor oil that promotes hair growth.
Application: First, identify where your eyebrows should start and end. Then, using light, feathery strokes, fill in any sparse areas. Finally, use a brush to blend the colour and create a natural-looking brow. With just a few minutes of effort, you can take your office makeup look from drab to fab!
STEP 2: Optional: Eyeshadow
This step is optional. Some people like to apply a light neutral shade of eyeshadow to brighten the eyes and make them look wide awake.
Application- Apply the shadow to the lid, up to the crease, and blend well.
STEP 3: Swipe a Stroke of Eyeliner
When it comes to office makeup, less is definitely more. You want to look polished and professional, but you don't want to look like you're headed to a club or a night out on the town. Lotus Makeup Proedit Silk Touch Perfection Eye Liner is a must-have for those who wish to create a thin stroke for a more natural look.
Application: Apply the eyeliner evenly along the lash line, starting from the inner corner of the eye and working outwards. Stay as close to the lash line as possible. Give the liner time to dry before opening your eyes fully to avoid smudges. Finish with a coat of mascara and you're good to go!
Voila! You've created a natural office makeup look that's sure to impress.