Work-appropriate doesn’t have to mean boring (at least not in our office). To breathe new life into your professional style, we’ve curated 5 beauty looks guaranteed to add a little life to your long workweek. And if time is your concern (who among us doesn’t rush in the mornings?), our simple Monday-through-Friday hair and makeup suggestions promise to get you out the door in a jiffy—leaving you more time to tackle that inbox.
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Monday: Blowout + Bright Lipstick
Make it a habit to get a blowout every Sunday (or do it yourself). Starting the week with clean, bouncy hair makes it easier—and faster—to style throughout the week. Punch up your makeup with a bright magenta lipstick.
Tuesday: Messy Bun + Winged Liner
Add dry shampoo to second-day hair to add texture and volume, then pull it into a low, loose bun. Skip the eye shadow and opt for a graphic, winged eye liner instead. Keep the rest of your makeup natural and matte.
Wednesday: Sleek Ponytail + Pink Makeup
Get one more day out of your blowout by pulling hair into a high, sleek ponytail to look instantly refined. Looking to save some more time? Use a tinted lip balm on your cheeks, lids and lips. Draw on a quick cat eye, and you're ready to go.
Thursday: Wet Hair + Taupe Shadow
Now that you're ready for a shampoo, style wet hair in a flash by adding oil from root to tip–the best part is your hair will soak up the benefits while you work. Pair the sultry look with a taupe eye shadow and a glossy lip.
Friday: Milkmaid Braid + Pastel Shadow
Get out of another lengthy shampoo session by pulling out the dry shampoo again. Work it into roots to soak up oils and create a loose, romantic milkmaid braid. Keep skin dewy with a BB cream and add highlighter TO the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and Cupid's bow to brighten the face.