The Work Face

The Internet is replete with makeup tutorials—where you can master the faces of Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj in just the span of a few clicks. And while it’s helpful to turn to these videos when you want to air out your stilettos and clutches (that zip just as easily as skinny jeans on black Friday, by the way), what about the other moments in life that require a less manicured look? What about makeup at work, for example, where a mockup of Kelly Rowland’s Grammy face may draw open-mouth stares much like those thrown by “Pretty Woman’s” highfalutin Rodeo Drive crowd?

For the everyday, here’s a little how-to that features muted-shadow eyes.

Wearing bareMinerals loose powder all over and Benefit’s Sugarbomb around my cheeks, I opened my eyes a bit with Revlon’s eyeliner brightener in Emerald, and patted my lids with blinc’s eye shadow primer (a summer necessity). I brushed a neutral brown to just the crease of my lids and a slightly darker shade on the outer corner of my eyes, sweeping the color upward toward my lid’s crease. To blend the colors, I dipped a brush in a muddy brown and swished it around my orbital bone, and highlighted under my brows with a champagne shade.

To define my eyes further, I lined the top lid with black, tracing under my lashes; and opted for brown (Smashbox’s Java) around the lower lashes. I finished the look with Revlon’s Lash Potion.

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One comment on “The Work Face

  1. Ash says:

    You might be my new favorite person… even if there is a small bit of woman hate from me cause I love your hair.