On the hunt for quick makeup for work tutorials? These makeup tutorials are easy to follow and will cut your morning beauty routine in half… or more!
Quick Makeup for Work Tutorials for Women On-The-Go
Facing the daily doldrums of waking up early in the morning for work and getting your hair and makeup done as fast as you can is something that can get annoying over time… especially if you missed out on decent beauty sleep the night before. But never fear, ladies! We come bearing with makeup for work tutorials that you can create in half the time and, with half the effort too. After these quick makeup for work tutorials, you’ll look more than ready for any work day!
1. Lauren Curtis’ Work/Office Tutorial
Lauren Curtis is one of the YouTube vloggers that I really like. Her tutorials are easy-to-follow, and they’re fun to watch too. Her quick makeup for work or office look will take less than 10 minutes. But the finished look will make you look glowing and energized to take on the day! Here are the steps:
Step 1: Prime
Step 2: Apply foundation
When it’s work day, it’s best that you go with light to medium coverage as to not make your makeup appear too heavy. I know some women would prefer using a tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead. But if you want more coverage, using foundation is okay as long as you start with little amount and just work your way into the coverage you need.
Step 3: Apply concealer
Apply concealer under the eyes, chin, corners of the lips, and the sides of the nose (if needed). This will give a bit of dimension since you’re highlighting these areas of your face with a concealer that’s lighter than your complexion.
Step 4: Apply setting powder
Now that your foundation and concealer are blended, set it with a setting powder. We highly recommend that you use setting powder right after foundation and concealer for long-wear.
Step 5: Apply blush
For work days, stick to light pink or peach shades for your blusher. You don’t want your makeup to look over-the-top. That also means that it’s best to leave the contouring for other days. Plus, contouring will take more time to do. Anyhow, apply the blush as usual on the apples of the cheeks with a blusher brush.
Step 6: Fill in your brows
Even if you’re in a hurry, never forget to fill in your brows! You can forget your eyeshadow or eyeliner, but never the eyebrows. So start by brushing the brows and then filling it in with your brow product of choice. It’s best to keep the eyebrows looking natural for a work day so let’s save those Instagram brows for special occasions.
Step 7: Apply eyeshadow base
Do you have oily skin? Does your eyeshadow tend to crease during the day? If yes, you need to put on an eyeshadow base first. Some women can skip this step, but if you have seconds to spare, we recommend that you do this step to help keep your eyeshadow in place all day.
Step 8: Apply eyeshadow
For an everyday work look, stick to light shadows or neutral shadows. Apply the eyeshadow with your finger or an eyeshadow brush. Apply all over the lids. You can add a bit of that eyeshadow on the inner corners of the eyes for a brightening effect. Now blend that eyeshadow into the crease.
If you want to make the eyes appear bigger and brighter, you can use a nude-colored eye pencil and apply along the waterline.
Step 9: Apply mascara
Make those eyes pop by applying mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
Step 10: Apply lip color
To complete the look, apply your lip color of choice. For this look, go for nude lipsticks or light pink shades.
For the complete step-by-step, watch this video:
2. Danielle Mansutti 5-Minute Makeup Tutorial for Work
If you liked our first look, you’ll also love this one. Danielle Mansutti successfully completed her 5-minute makeup challenge and it’s a look that we’re all going to rely on pretty soon. Check out this quick makeup for work that won’t take long as drinking your morning coffee.
Step 1: Apply foundation
Step 2: Apply concealer
Apply concealer under the eyes and other areas you want to conceal.
Step 3: Apply powder
Simply get a powder brush and start dabbing the powder all over the face. This helps keep your face makeup in place.
Step 4: Fill in the brows
Doing your brows will definitely take longer, which is why it is always a good idea to make sure they are shaped and trimmed regularly. This way, if you’re in a hurry, you can just fill them in quickly. To fill in your brows, we suggest using an angled brush or an angled tip brow pencil for easier application and drawing.
Step 5: Apply bronzer
Depending on your skin tone, you can apply blush or bronzer. One of the most awesome things about having tanned skin is that you can just use bronzer and you’ll look glowing instantly! On the other hand, if you have fair skin, apply a light blush.
Step 6: Apply mascara
Curl those lashes and apply your favorite mascara.
Step 7: Highlight
Appy highlighting powder on the crease, cheekbones, bridge of nose, and inner corner of the eyes.
Step 8: Apply lip color
Again, for everyday looks, pick a more natural lipstick shade. It won’t harm to pick a lippy with a splash of color as long as it doesn’t create an overpowering look.
You’re done! If you want to check out the video, watch below:
Mornings won’t be stressful and with these 2 quick makeup for work tutorials! Now you have time to do other things you love, like sleep in! Can we get a “woo-woo”? The truth is, we really shouldn’t spend our first hour in the morning doing our hair and makeup. Thankfully, these quick makeup looks are life savers and you’ll still look fabulous at work with much less effort!
Do you have your go-to work look? How quickly do you do them? We’d like to hear from you in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in June 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.