Corporate Make-Up: The Do's and Don'ts

Products I Reach For Monday - Friday:


Corporate Makeup
  • MAC Prep & Prime Natural Radiance Base
  • MAC Face & Body Tinted Foundation
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
  • Benefit Blush - Dandelion
  • MAC Blush - Harmony {amazing for contour}
  • MAC Highlighter - Soft & Gentle
  • Loreal Carbon Black Liquid Eyeliner
  • Maybelline Volume Express Pumped Up Colossal Mascara
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
  • Dior Lip Addict {any & every color is beautiful}
Black, white, navy, grey, tan...LOVE neutrals, but sometimes you need a little color to brighten up your day, right? Well, corporate America usually thinks differently, especially when you work in healthcare. The industry has yet to embrace creativity in the way of makeup, hair and clothing while on the job. This does have a purpose for many clinical professionals. It provides a sterile and non-offensive atmosphere for patients. BUT...what about those of us who work in support roles?

This can be tricky, and there is a fine line between professional and well...not. As a marketing manager in a for profit corporate healthcare system, I try to incorporate fun colors and statement necklaces, while remaining classy in my approach. The same is true for makeup. I love my glittery eye shadows and pigmented bright colored lipsticks as much as the next girl, but simplicity is usually more positively received.

It's easy to lose yourself in a sea of navy blazers and eye lashes is much need of mascara, but there is always room for a little bit of fun, as long as you incorporate it the right way.

Here are my tips for corporate cosmetics:

Pay attention to coverage - let your natural beauty shine
Opt for thin eye liner - the feature of the face people notice first
Lose the lashes - natural lashes are best
Intensify your look by using a light contour or highlight 
Stay polished - nails should always be manicured
Have a touch up - keep travel size products at your desk
Eye shadows in neutral - light browns, tans and creams
Dare to wear colored lips - a great place to be bold!
Always Sparkle - Amanda

2 comments

  1. Amanda, I love this post! I have been wanting to try to MAC Face and Body Tinted Foundation for a while now. I will let you know how I like it! I love your blog- so excited to read more!

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  2. Thank you Megan! I am so happy you were able to comment! MAC Face & Body is the perfect foundation for the summer - as long as you include an SPF. It goes on super sheer and is the least cakey foundation I've ever tried.

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