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Makeup tips for the 9 to 5 grind

Heavy eyeliner, thick mascara and bold red lipstick are awesome if you’re trying to turn heads at a party on a Friday night. But if you’re wearing heavy makeup at the office, you’re probably attracting all the wrong kinds of attention (yes, this holds true even if you’re trying to snag a date with that sexy guy in marketing). How can you translate your nighttime makeup routine into one that’s acceptable for day?

The trick to a great daytime look is wearing just enough makeup to be polished and professional, without being in full-on vamp mode. That means skipping the eyeliner in favor of a simple mascara, and forget about bold colors – stick to nudes for a subtle but sexy style. Gold or light pink eyeshadow will give your eyes an extra pop without looking overdone, and lipstick should be soft pink. Save the bright red for that party on Friday.

Instead of thick foundation, opt for a tinted moisturizer that’ll help even out skin tone without sinking into pores and fine lines. Finally, finish off your look with a peachy blush for a perfect day at the office. You’ll look professional during that PowerPoint presentation – and pretty enough for happy hour after.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing