Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Subtle Makeup For Work/School

I know I'm doing a series about growing out my pixie cut but if you just bare with me I should have another post for that up within the next few days. I just want to do a makeup post associated with my most recent unboxing. I don't do makeup look posts that often so just let me know if you've enjoyed it and I can try out different looks and get some themed posts typed up and ready to go.

So, yeah, I love this month's subscription from Glossybox. Today I'm wearing the primer and the lipstick along with my usual look for work and I think it looks great. I like to go for a nice and fresh subtle look for my daily makeup routine. I'm calling this 'Subtle Makeup For Work/School' because I just think that it's an easy look that works for both.

To get this look:
  • Prep the skin for makeup with the Emite Diamond Heart Primer to help foundation last. (My favourite item from November's Glossybox)
  • Apply foundation in your preferred method, I used the Wake Me Up foundation and blended it in with my fingers.
  • If necessary, apply anti-sebum powder to limit oiliness. Mine is from Innis Free, I got it from Hong Kong but there are dupes, alternatives and the possibility of an online search.
  • Use a highlighting/concealing pencil under the eyes, around the nose and in the corners of the mouth. I used the So Susan Highlighting Pencil for this step, I get dark marks under my eyes so I like to cover it up - this pencil is magic!
  • Next I like to apply mascara, the Wake Me Up mascara with cucumber extract has a natural yet lengthening effect so it's great for simple looks like this one. 
  • To finish off I just added a touch of the Revlon lippy that I got in the Glossybox, the shade is Pink In The Afternoon which is a fun pink-ish coral colour that just adds to the healthy dewy look.
So there you have it, it's a subtle makeup look that's suitable for both work and school. I think this is a great look for newbies to makeup or for people like me who don't have enough time to glam up before work. I'm by no means a professional but I have picked up some habits and some easier ways of doing things. This is mainly because I don't sacrifice sleep for ANYTHING, I have to be out of the door at 6:30pm so I try to stay in bed for as long as possible.

If you're using this look for school, you may not be allowed the lipstick so alternatively you could use a tint or a plain gloss. If you're using this look just as part of your day-to-day style you could always give it a little brightening up with a red or a purple lippy. I love Baby Lips for tinted lip balm and I love the YSL range for reds so it might be worth checking them out if you're looking for an investment piece. 

Thanks for reading, as I said before, let me know if you like this sort of post so I can do more and try to be more active with the beauty side of my blog. Comments are always appreciated, hope you all have a lovely day!


  1. Love the lipstick. It really suits you and you look so lovely.


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    1. Aw! You really are a sweetheart! Thanks, AJ. They had a red alternative that would be fab for you. :) x