It’s Women’s Small Business Month, but whether you’re the founder of a small company or a go-getter at a large corporation, you have to look the part and stand out…in the right way.
Work makeup can make or break how you’re viewed professionally—you don’t want to wear purple eyeshadow and look like you’re at da club (okay, unless you ARE a makeup artist or work at a nightclub), but showing up fresh-faced might work against you, too (under-eye circles and sleepy eyes, even if they’re a result of working late-night, are never a good look). Here are my five fave office-appropriate makeup picks for anyone who’s got five minutes (or less) prep time, in order of importance!
HAVE 1 MINUTE? APPLY FOUNDATION: Finding the right foundation is absolutely essential, since it can cover up stress-related skin issues like zits and dark raccoon eyes. For a fail-proof foundation that lasts all day, I heart Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation ($7.99). The formula features no oils or waxes, and comes in 18 shades (find the right fit for you by using the shade finder) with a translucent base that still allows everything good about your skin to shine through. Plus, it has SPF 18 to protect you from any rays you’ll catch during that 3pm coffee run.