Professionally Glam: Office-Appropriate Makeup

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Despite our enthusiasm for embracing every unexpected shade and daring hue that the beauty industry has to offer, we also know what is (and what isn’t) appropriate to rock at the workplace. Today, we’re showing you the latest makeup must-haves for creating a glamorous complexion that will leave a lasting impression on your coworkers. Not only are these subtly-chic staples office-appropriate, you can incorporate them into your primping regimen for post-work drinks and well-deserved weekend escapades.

Laying The Foundation

While you should still embrace flawless skin on the job, steer clear of heavy formulas you would normally wear during a night out (caked makeup is so-not-chic during the day, especially at the workplace). We adore Tarte's whipped foundation as an alternative. Not only does it provide full-coverage, its velvety texture is practically weightless. Seal the deal with a hydrating concealer, which will nix any evidence of a long night.

Biolift Concealer

$69

Chantecaille

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation With SPF 15

$38

Tarte

Glow For It

Blushes and bronzers are acceptable to wear at the office. However, keep application light and colors on the neutral-side (no punchy pinks, ladies!). To avoid an overdone, orange complexion by way of excessive bronzer application, play it safe by sticking with a two-in-one, lightly toned highlighting/bronzing palette.

Rosy Blush

$46

Yves Saint Laurent

Sweet Treat Bronzing Powder

$14

Stila Cosmetics

Accentuate The Eyes

We adore a bold lip paired with a minimalist cateye via a skinny liquid liner as an alternative to classic neutrals. Don't forget your mascara! It's a must, as it widens the eyes. If you prefer to work with a pencil instead, BareMinerals' longwear option in charcoal or chocolate brown won't smudge or smear during your nine-to-five day.

Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

$9

L'Oreal Paris

Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

$16

Eyeko

Lasting Line Long Wear Eyeliner

$16

bare minerals

Necessary Neutrals

Mesmerize with your eyes à la a pretty neutral palette. You must be cautious to avoid shadow shades that are too bright or distracting. For ideal workplace wear, we die for Tom Ford's smoky quad and Josie Maran's shimmery brown compact.

Eyeshadow Quad

$78

Tom Ford

Argan Beautiful Eyes

$36

Josie Maran

Professional Pucker

Opt for a classic shade when painting your pucker for work. If you prefer a glossy or nude lip (which is totally on-trend right now), reach for Guerlain's new, shimmery lippy. If you're anything like us and are game to try the latest and greatest on the market, test out MAC's smoldering, deep red lipstick. A lip liner also goes a long way, so we're trusting Smashbox's neutral pencils to pretty our pouts during the day and right into the evening.

Huggable Lipcolour

$20

MAC

The Nude Lip Liner

$18

Smashbox

Meteorites Blossom Maxi Shine Gloss

$30

Guerlain

A Mani Is A Must

There's no makeup staple that lets your personality shine more than a fresh mani, agreed? Here at RZHQ, we're rocking every shade imaginable (think shimmery metallic silver to cobalt blue). If your office environment permits, go for it! If you'd rather keep it safe, you can't go wrong with a peachy pink nude or fire engine red. Thoughts?

Nail Polish

$18

Bobbi Brown

High Seize Nail Polish in Wind Dancer

$19

NARS