What you look like at work every day is often just as important as the work you do in the eyes of your superiors and colleagues. This may seem harsh, but sloppy dress standards or inappropriate makeup can make a bad impression that could affect your long-term career prospects.
That doesn’t mean that getting ready for your 9-5 has to be hard work. Doing your hair and makeup for the office should be a streamlined, easy process that shouldn’t take anywhere near as long as primping for a night on the town. Memorize these beauty blunders and plan your office beauty routine around them for a guaranteed good impression every day of the week.
Tip # 1
Leave the smoky eyes to Saturday night! Dark, heavy eye makeup is totally inappropriate in an office environment. Instead swipe neutral shades of beige and gray across your lid and crease to give your eyes natural, understated definition.
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Tip # 2
There should be an across the board ban on glitter in all office environments. That means no shimmer lipstick, blush or eye shadow and definitely no sparkly body butter.
Tip # 3
If you can't commit to maintaining your nails, leave them bare. Chipped nails look tacky but ostentatious nails with super sharp points or bright polish are equally unsuitable for the office. Short, neutral nails are the best option for an office environment.
Tip # 4
Dry your hair completely before going into work. Rocking up in the morning with damp hair shows you were probably rushing out the door and that you may not have great time management skills. Keep your hair clean, simple and professional at all times.
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Tip # 5
You may love your perfume, but your coworkers may not. Remember that after a few wears you become desensitized to its smell, so it may be a lot stronger than you think it is. Keep it to one or two sprays in the morning to be safe and opt for a clean, grown up fragrance.
Tip # 6
Focus on covering any dark circles or redness with your base. They can make you appear tired and run down, even if you had a full nights sleep. You want your skin to appear energized and fresh, just like you.
Tip # 7
Looking for a way to appear instantly pulled together? Slick on a long lasting lipstick for a quick shot of glam. If your office is super conservative, steer clear of overly bright or unnatural shades.
So, are you guilty of breaking any of these office beauty rules? Let us know in the comments!
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