LOTW: Cool, Polished Professional

It's low-key, but not lazy.
Publish date:
June 25, 2015
mac, office looks, colour pop, Makeup Geek

My workplace overall is pretty laid-back when it comes to makeup and hair choices as long as I maintain a professional appearance overall. Recently, however, I was given the opportunity to speak at a seminar for Office Administrators and wanted to create a look that was low-key and appropriate for a fairly conservative setting.

To start, after I primed my lids, I applied a taupe shadow all over the mobile lid.

Next, I softened the edges of the lid shade by taking a soft "greige" shadow on a fluffy blending brush and applying it in the crease, using windshield wiper motions just above.

I lined my lids with a smooth black pencil (both the upper and lower lash line), and smudged the lower lash line out with a mixture of that greige shade and a brown shadow to soften the line.

To finish the eyes, I added mascara to my upper and lower lashes (sparingly on the latter) and filled in my brows with a soft, cool brown powder.

In keeping with the low-key theme, I opted for a soft pink blush on the apples of my cheeks and finished the look with a dusty soft-pink lipstick.

Now here are my favorite looks from you babes last week:

What is your go-to for “professional” makeup? Do you prefer more muted looks or looks with more pop? Let me know down in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to tag @xoVain and #xoLOTW!