A Nine to Five Face

I am first and foremost a makeup artist, but I also have a day job as an Office Manager. Although I’ve been known to come into work wearing what some may call “inappropriate work makeup” or “a night look” (I can’t squash the artist in me just because it’s a weekday!), I also sometimes wear Office Manager Makeup.  Today is one of those days.

I’m sorry that I don’t have a picture to attach. But even if my camera wasn’t currently on the fritz, I probably wouldn’t have one.  Whenever I take a picture of myself, I end up looking like some weird turtle/troll/bunny hybrid and then I start researching plastic surgeons in the area. So you’re just going to have to trust me here.  This is a day job appropriate look that would work on people with light to medium skin.

Because I tend to use a lot of products and I know some of you would want a simpler look, I’ll put the word “optional” next to the products you can get away with omitting.


  • Sense Daytime Protective Emulsion (or SPF moisturizer that you like)
  • MAC Face & Body Foundation
  • Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit #2 (to highlight and contour) OPTIONAL
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (under eyes and on blemishes)
  • MAC powder blush in Tenderling (on apples of cheeks)
  • Rimmel Stay Matter pressed powder (to set foundation and undereye concealer)


  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • MAC eyeshadow in Ricepaper (all over lid)
  • MAC eyeshadow in Wedge (in crease) SKIP IF YOU HAVE HOODED LIDS
  • MAC eyeshadow in Satin Taupe (on outer V)
  • MAC Fluidline gel liner in Blacktrack (top lashline) OPTIONAL
  • MAC eyeshadow in Brun (a tiny bit at lower lashline, using an angled brush)
  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara (top and bottom lashes)
  • MAC eyeshadow in Mystery (to fill in brows) MAC OMEGA IS BETTER FOR BLONDE BROWS


  • MAC Lipliner in Subculture (line and fill in lips) OPTIONAL
  • MAC Lipstick in Creme d’Nude

That’s it! It’s really a pretty, polished, work appropriate look.  I’ll do one for medium to deep skin as soon as I can.

Have a beautiful day 🙂

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