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1/16/12

Neutral Everyday/Office Makeup Guide (From Unpublished Video)


Good Morning Everyone!

Hey, I never greeted you that before! I either got up very early (New Year's Resolution) or I scheduled this post last night.

So.... this was supposed to be a video which I filmed last year...in April! Actually, I edited parts of the video but every time my computer would freeze & conk out in the middle, then I went on vacation, then I bought a new laptop, then old laptop couldn't be turned on....I gave up. I have a lot of unedited videos btw >.<

A few days back, I could turn the darn thing on again! I finally transferred all important files, including this one. I decided to put screen shots so my effort wouldn't go wasted. 8 months later!

Let's get started!
Face: Depending on the condition of your skin, use a foundation or tinted moisturizer (or nothing, you lucky lucky woman!) Conceal under eye circles and blemishes. Set everything with powder. Here I used MUFE HD Foundation, MAC Studio Finish Concealer & MAC Chromagraphic Pencil on blemishes, and some Loose Powder I don't remember.
Eyes: Matte eyeshadows are easier to use everyday & are better for the office. I used a very light brown/almost beige eyeshadow all over the lid & a medium brown on the crease & outer V area. Same eyeshadows on the lower lash line. If you don't want to do too much, simply apply one color (medium brown) all over the lids & blend the edges. Next, you can either just tightline and move on to mascara or apply liner on your upper lash line. Somebody requested a smudged eyeliner tutorial (Who was it?) so I wanted to show it here. I used Lotus Kajal and smudged it with a pencil brush dipped in the same medium brown eyeshadow to soften the line & prevent it from smudging on my lids.
After smudging the liner, curl lashes and apply mascara on top & bottom lashes. Skip the bottom lashes if you want to look more awake. If you have sparse brows, define them with a brown eyeshadow for a more natural look.

Blush: Apply blush away from the apples of your cheeks, so that it doesn't look too obvious & in-your-face. Place your brush under your cheekbone as shown, sweep upwards towards the top of your ears & blend in circular/swirling motions. Here I used Colorbar Peachy Rose. Other options: MAC Fleur Power, Colorbar Just Earth, Lakme Kiss Of A Rose Cheek Artist
Lips: Stick to creamy & matte mlbb (my lips but better) shades. Lipglosses are okay too but preferably the creamy kinds without shimmer. Here I used MAC PatisserieOther options: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Touch Of Toffee, MAC Hug Me, Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in BareMaybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in My Mahogany, and tinted lip balms like Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care in Strawberry.
WE'RE DONE! 


[And yes, I want that hair back.]

I hope this post was helpful. Have a good week! 

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

24 comments:

  1. This look is similar to my day look as well. You are so right about matte eye shadow for the office.

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  2. it looks professional, thank u for ur guide!! Really wish you can get the videos up :)

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    1. I'm so lazy about video editing ;p

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  3. This is a great everyday look yes!!

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  4. great natural look!!

    Love your blog so I'm your newest follower ^^

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  5. Such a gorgeous natural look. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  6. I love this look! Babe, YOU ARE GIFTED!
    Btw, are a makeup artist?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I am- not everyday though ;)

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  7. looking very cute abd sweet.... :)

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  8. Aww you look adorable Cynthia! This is exactly what I like to wear to work too :)

    Shifa
    x

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  9. Hello Cynthia :) I am one of your many many silent followers :D I stalk you on a regular basis :P
    Just wanted to let you know that you look absolutely stunning here, like always :) <3

    Love,
    Namita

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    1. Hi Namita, aww thank u so much <3 :)

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  10. My daily office makeup is almost similiar to this :)..You looks so classy and pretty in this :)

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  11. Extremely useful....mac studio concealer and mufe hd foundation are my favourite combo as well :)

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  12. Came across ur blog and must say ur tips help a lot.....Thanx nd ya u r very pretty!!!

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  13. Came across ur blog today.....nd must say ur tips nd reviews are so useful. Thanx nd ya u r very pretty!!!

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  14. Can you do a makeup tutorial on a slightly tanned skin so that it helps more of us which deeper skin tones. It will help us how to choose a foundation that wont look ashy on our skin.

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