We all know (and secretly envy) that one girl who can show up on a Monday morning looking perfectly put together with her perfect hair and perfect makeup. While we, on the other hand barely wake up in time to shower and grab some breakfast. If you’ve always thought you had absolutely no time for makeup in the morning, we’re here to tell you you’re wrong. Office makeup should be minimal and can make you look much fresher than you feel. And, oh, it can be done in just a few minutes! Read on to perfect a polished office look in five minutes. Don’t worry, you can still fake bright and gorgeous even if you hit the snooze button one too many times.
Step 1 – Channel A Clear Complexion
A good BB cream is a must as it gives light coverage without that cakey effect. We love the Fair & Lovely BB Cream for evening out our skin tone, concealing those dark circles, covering up spots and blemishes while providing sun protection. It leaves you with a non-greasy, matte effect, which is just what we want. You seriously don’t need to use anything else, which is such a time-saver. Just dot it onto your face and neck and blend with your fingers or a brush. It’s definitely a secret weapon to brighten up your face during a tiring work week.
Step 2 – Define Those Eyes
Our makeup routine isn’t complete without adding some magic to our eyes. A few swipes of mascara is enough to bring some drama. If you must line your eyes, then a soft eye pencil that glides on smoothly will help do the trick in no time. You can also use your fingers to dab some white eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes to give you a brighter, dewy finish in an instant.
Step 3 – Finish With Gorgeous Lips
Finish your look with some shiny lip gloss which is neutral enough for some office style. Gloss helps your lips look fuller by reflecting light. Add some extra shine to the centre of your lips to give the illusion of a softer, plumper pout in a jiffy.
Step 4 - Tame Your Mane
It’s smart to wash your hair the night before to save you plenty of time in the morning. A few easy-peasy hairstyles that take practically no time are a low, messy side braid or a chic side ponytail. For shorter hair, you can pull the top of your hair into a cute bun and leave the rest of your locks open. These are a few simple styles that will definitely give you a polished edge.
Step 5 - Take On The Day
Now that you look perfect don’t forget to pack your Fair & Lovely BB cream, lip gloss, kajal and some fresh wipes in your bag before you rush out the door. That’s all you will need for quick touch-ups through the day - plus, you want to be prepared in case of some last-minute plans post work!
Don’t forget to watch this video by Fair &Lovely for a few quick tips to get office-ready in just a few minutes. Go on and gear up to wow for the rest of your day!