Affordable Office Makeup & Work Day Routine

Affordable Office Makeup & Work Day Routine

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a great weekend. Right now I’m snowed in over here in Portland. Freezing rain is coming down at the moment so I might get an extended weekend if this keeps up… I hate being stuck at home! I grocery shopped yesterday in preparation for the storm, so I have some time to do an extra post today. 🙂

If you are familiar with my blog, you know I don’t wear makeup to work.  My weekday mornings go like this:

  1. Wake up & put on the workout clothes I packed the night before, grab my lunch and head out.
  2. Drive to the gym and do 30 min to an hour of a workout (length depends on how many times I have hit snooze.)
  3. Shower at the gym and dress for work- usually a t-shirt, jeans, & sweater combination.
  4. When I’m in the car, I use a Nip + Fab Glycolic wipe all over my face, let that dry, and put on SPF.
  5. Arrive at work at 7, chug coffee, go about my day.

Two weeks ago I realized that I didn’t use much paid time off in 2016 so I took a half day.  While I would have loved to do a full day off, I work with a sales team that is very busy at the end of December. I needed to be there at least part of the day so I went to work after lunch.  Since I had the morning off, I took advantage of the time to actually get ready for work and put on makeup.  I think it had been something like three months since I have worn any makeup in the office.
I decided to film the makeup and show the products I used.  I did what I used to do when I wore makeup for work- I used the cheap stuff.  Something about wasting my “nice” brands on work doesn’t sit with me right.  How I see it, expensive makeup is for fun things- dinners, night out, events, etc.

Check out the video here: Affordable Office Makeup Look

I tried to go with things that would keep me matte, were all affordable or drugstore- level products. If you don’t feel like watching the video right now, here’s how I did it:

EYES are Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie in the crease, White Lies on brow bone, Vintage and Unexpected in the crease.
L’Oreal Infallible Always Pearly Pink Inner corner, Sephora Colorful Shadow & Liner pencil in waterline.

COMPLEXION is No. 7 Matte primer, Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation, Maybelline Better Skin powder, RCMA No Color Powder, Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, Milani Luminoso blush, Colourpop Lunch Money and Sleek Solstice highlight

LIPS are Nyx Suede Liner in Whipped Caviar and Wet n’ Wild Fergie Daily

My green jacket is from Target, and t-shirt from Urban Outfitters.

Thanks for reading! If you watch my video, please feel free to leave some constructive criticism in the Youtube comments or here. I appreciate it.


1 Comment

  1. January 9, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    I miss having a job where I could wear jeans every day. I just feel more productive when I’m comfortable.

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