My Favorite Work-Appropriate Makeup

April 22, 2015
There are a few rules I follow when it comes to work makeup: No bold lips, no smoky eyes, no contouring, etc.

I just like to keep it really simple, but I also still like to look nice. I'm in a lot of meetings throughout the workday and I also see a lot of clients face to face, so of course I want to look fresh, but I also want to be taken seriously.

Here are the types of beauty items I keep in play when wanting to look pretty and professional:

Naked Basics Eye Shadow Palette
BareMinerals Loose Eye Shadow in Nude Beach

I can create a bunch of neutral and pretty looks with these colors, and can add in my shimmery option if I'm feeling a bit wild

Mac Syrup,
Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
Buxom Lip Cream in White Russian

These are all pretty and neutral colors for every season. They are all pretty and pull the entire look together, but aren't so bold that they are distracting, or will get on your teeth during a presentation.

Essie Hi Maintenance, Fiji, & Lacquered Up

You can definitely get away with more fun colors on your nails all the time, at least I think, but I love these three because I have a sheer option (which is great for travel where you can't see chips), a pretty option (I always get compliments every time I wear Fiji), and of course a super classic red.

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

This is definitely my favorite blush for work. It adds such a pretty, natural color that adds the right amount of healthy look and glow to the face.
It also adds a sheeny and bronzing undertone, so you don't need to overdo it with, or can even skip completely, bronzing and highlighting. Also it's amazing how a little blush can make you more awake during a long day at the office.

What are your most favorite professional makeup products and tips?

Xoxo Mollie 


  1. Buxom's lip cream is on the top of my wishing list! So are many of the items you picked!
    xo, Jessie

  2. Love those Essie nail polish colors, especially the red one.

  3. Great picks, your everyday makeup look must be fresh and sweet.

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  5. The Essie polishes are beautiful; I love the way Lacquered up looks. :]

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  6. Loving the Essie nailpolishes, you've got such nice girly shades :)

    xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

  7. Urban Decay eye shadows are really effective!

    Have an awesome day!
    Anna x

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  8. Really agree! I like to look nice and healthy and sorted of 'glowing' but without too much obvious make up!

    Really want to try the Milani baked blushes!


  9. The rules in work makeup can be quite different. I for one wear a smokey eye without thought, but nail polish, regardless the color, is an absolute no-no in my job.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  10. Some of my favourites here!! Love the NAKED Basics and the Buxom glosses. Nice picks :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  11. Love all of the choices!! The Naked basics eyeshadow palette is a must :)

    XO, Natalia from