Expressing ourselves at work—while still commanding respect from colleagues—is a luxury we can earn by becoming more creative. This applies not just to our attitude and choice of words, but even makeup. Office-friendly beauty looks don’t have to be limited to neutrals. Below, fun tweaks to your usual workday look:
1. Double Cat Eye + Nude Lips
After doing your usual winged liner, add another flick from the outer corner of the lower lash line—make sure it’s parallel to the first wing. Keep the look simple and office-friendly with a nude lip. The EB Advance Lip Define Matte Matic Lipstick collection has moisturizing matte lippies in tons of nude shades you can choose from.
2. Textured Monochromatic Makeup
Monochromatic makeup is fun. Make it look chic too by combining different finishes. Creamy matte lids with shimmery cheeks and a glossy lip exude a modern vibe. Meanwhile, you’ll look fresh with metallic lids, a pigmented flush, and a matte lip. You can easily mix and match with the EB Advance Eyeconic Eyeshadow Palette and the EB Advance Face Trio—they have matte and glittery pinks, peaches, and browns.
3. Peachy Nude Makeup
You can’t go wrong with nude makeup, but you can look trendier and less predictable with some color and shine. Brush orange or peach eyeshadow across your lids and under your brow bone. The EB Advance Eyeconic Eyeshadow Palette in Mixed Metal applies smoothly and has a matte finish for a fresh, high-impact look. Keep the lips muted with a swipe of the EB Advance Lip Define Matte Matic Lipstick in Neutral Mocha or Exposed Nude. If you did a dewy look on your skin, dab the EB Advance Vinyl Lip Gloss onto your lips to tie everything together.
4. Shimmery Eyes + Red Lips
You might opt to pair a red lip with a simple eye look, but using shimmery shades will elevate the whole look while keeping it classy and work-appropriate. Apply brown eyeshadow on the crease, and white or silver shadow on the inner corners of your eyes. The EB Advance Eyeconic Eyeshadow Palette in Black Tie has darker browns and cooler shades for an edgier vibe, while the Jackpot set has lighter browns for when you’re feeling bright. Rim your lower lash line (or waterline) with white eyeliner, then curl your lashes.
5. Pink Eyeshadow + Red Lipstick
Pink lids and a bright red lip may seem over the top since you’ll be pairing two statement looks. The trick to pulling it off and looking sophisticated is matching the undertone. Yellow-based pinks and reds go well together, as do blue-based ones. Check the undertone of your favorite red lipstick, then find the eyeshadow shades to match. The EB Advance Eyeconic Eyeshadow Palette in Jackpot features a cool undertone, while the palette in Mixed Metals has a warm one.