When heading back to the office after a long lazy summer and an indulgent holiday or two (and when that tan meant make-up was blissfully minimal!) it helps to return to an organised beauty routine along with your updated work wardrobe. Being the sophisticated lady on-the-go that you are, we’ve gone ahead and done some of that streamlining for you. Here are the top five items that you should stock up on for your back-to-work kit.
1. First Things First: Foundation
No one can argue that having a luminous, even complexion trumps all other beauty priorities. Enter our Day to Night Foundation, which blends seamlessly to hydrate while staying put from the morning meeting to those much-needed after-work drinks. Pick a shade in between your tan and baseline skin tone for a smooth transition.
2. It’s Always Blush Hour
While a bronzer may have been enough on sandy shores, a proper blush helps trigger a back-to-work mindset and create a polished I-mean-business vibe. Luckily, our Blush Palette helps create a variety of looks, with lighter shades being morning-coffee appropriate and darker shades lending themselves to dinnertime definition.
3. Must: A Masterful Mascara
While you may not have bothered with lashes while you were frolicking in the waves of the Med, a fresh mascara is essential for bringing a sense of polish to daytime looks. Let’s be real, no one feels that energised at the start of September when early mornings are reinforced, but fuller lashes via our Lash Sophisticate Mascara can help you look awake and ready.
4. Eyes For Every Mood
Universally flattering, our Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Lustrous Corduroy brings you a fresh selection of warm neutrals that are perfect for autumn and its golden aura. Best of all, the palette allows you to build and expand on your look for whatever the day calls for.
5. Lipsticks For Lunch & Later On
Good things come in threes, and our 9-to-5 Lipstick Trio is no different: it was made especially for your Monday-to-Friday repertoire. For morning, you have our am/pm in a barely there nude beige shade, aptly named At The Barre. For afternoons, or bolder moods, you have the creamy 5secs in the brownish-mauve Miss Saigon. And for omakase hour, opt for the semi-glossy Glazé in Petra – it’s a bright sorbet pink with coral undertones to energise you on a weeknight.
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