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Daytime eye makeup
February 16, 2014, 10:27 am

When it comes to eye makeup, it is a fine line between what is suitable and what is overkill for the office. Below are a few suggestions on how to get it right every time.

Avoid black and glitter: First, makeup should be fun and highlight your beauty. However, if you work in a corporate or conservative setting, ‘too-much’ eye makeup is not work appropriate. For example, a dark smoky eye is a no-go for everyday wear at the office. Avoid using colors like black, dark blue or anything glittery.

Master subtle liner: If you love liner, but don’t want to look overly done, here are two great techniques for subtle liner. Dash the eyeliner pencil into the lash line — it will make the lashes look fuller, or use a cake eyeliner (a water activated, usually potted liner) with a stiff, flat brush. Apply the eyeliner under the lash line for a ‘non-eyeliner’ look.

Lighten up your smoky eye: By opting for more subtle tones like plums, greys or browns you can create a lovely daytime smoky look. Apply the darkest tone close to the lash line then blend upward toward the crease. You want to create a sunset effect. Then finish it off with a couple of coats of black mascara.

Keep it simple: First, apply a skin tone eye base to brighten your eye. Second, apply eyeliner under the lash line to make your lashes look fuller. Third, fill in your eyebrows. The eyebrows frame your eyes, so never forget to define them. Lastly, apply several coats of mascara. It’s a clean, fresh look for everyday.

Wear what you love: Makeup should bring out our inner confidence. If you love bright shadows go for it, but be sure all colors suit your skin tone and compliment your eye color.

Get misty:  The easiest way to give tired skin an instant pick me up in the daytime is with a facial mist.  A quick spritz will refresh your face and leave you looking dewy and radiant, instead of tired and irritable.

Skip the foundation: The general rule is that lighter is better during the day — heavy eye makeup can melt or even dry out and cake around the edges. Instead, moisturize thoroughly the night before so your skin is well hydrated and in the morning use a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream as your foundation before applying the light eye makeup.

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