Monday, April 19th, 2010

Work-Safe Makeup:  Quick Neutrals

Here’s a super simple, quick, easy, work-safe, everyday… yada yada kind of look. It’s quick & dirty but always looks classic. You can change-up the lip to lighten or amplify the look, too :)

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Sand Shimmer as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Darken the outer third of the lid with Prepped for Glamour eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Bring everything together by applying Black Moon eyeliner on the lower lash line and Unicorno eyeliner lightly below. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Blonde Halee bronzer to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Ebene lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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73 thoughts on “Work-Safe Makeup: Quick & Easy Neutrals

  1. WOW, you have such a beautiful glow!! Love that Guerlain bronzer on you. You look like you just came back from a beautiful, sunny vacation spot =)

  2. Mina

    This is so pretty! I’ve been doing a variation close to this nearly every day I have class, just with the Benefit cream shadow in RSVP. :)

    And I love your headband!

  3. LustreBonBon

    love the lip. love your hair pulled back too. very pretty.

  4. Emm

    Love the look, but the do foundation and everything required takes too much time. I would rather sleep :)

  5. Dawn

    I love the lipstick colour!

  6. Kelly

    Love this look! You look so elegant and the Guerlain bronzer is perfection.

  7. You did the eyes with just 2 eyeshadows? Gorgeous, love it! :)

  8. Daphnee

    Very pretty!

  9. lauraaaaa

    love it! prepped for glam looks so nice

  10. Claire

    That’s a very pretty look for you. Love it!

  11. Very pretty, Christine! I like it!

  12. This is so gorgeous. I love the last picture!

  13. aradhana

    very nice!
    thought the terracotta lipcolour brings out a hint of green in the eyeshadows that’s not really there (or maybe less noticeable) in the eye photos.
    also — i like your hair in these pics…it looks very glossy black!

  14. Lisa

    love this, what a gorgeous gloss

  15. CeeBee


    So, so pretty! It doesn’t matter how simple a look is, you always look gorgeous!
    I kind of want the gloss to be more red, though that caramelly brown shade does look beautiful with your skin… I have bronzer on as blush today too – trying to hold onto that last little bit of tan I have from summer!

  16. Wow, you look so radiant, fresh and just stunning!! Absolutely love your blog, btw :)

  17. shontay

    Gorgeous look. Now I want to check out all of these products.

  18. Mirna

    This is a great work-wearable look. I love it! I am always trying to figure out e/s colors/looks that are not too over-the-top for work and at the same time not boring :)
    Thank you!

  19. Anne

    That’s a beautiful look on you, especially the lip color. Do you get any fallout from the glitter liner when you wear it for a long time?

  20. Laura

    Ooooh, I love this look on you (and your headband)! So pretty! =)

  21. Sher

    Your hair looks so shiny and pretty in this post. Did you get a haircut?

  22. katie

    I think this is a really pretty look but WAY over the top for work. The colors are a bit too strong and the shimmer is a little too much. Nice work though!

    • Really! This would have been totally acceptable at any of the places I’ve worked at in the past! You can always tone it down to suit your needs, like any look :)

    • Petra

      I can see where You’re coming from – when I look at the close-up shots. But from the far, like from a meter distance (or even more), I’d also wear this look to the office any time. :)
      True, I don’t work at let’s say a bank.

      Christine, love the look, love the lip, love the bronzer – and your hair does look extra pretty and shiny in these shots. Oh, and I especially love the cute flirty expression of the first face shot. :) These pictures totally make me want to hug You, lol. :)

  23. elle

    Very pretty. I remember your posts on eyeshadowsluts. You had slightly thinner brows a couple of years ago I like them a lot more than your current brows. They seem too harsh and make your features like your pretty eyes not stand out as much.

  24. apfelwinter

    I have to admit, I prefer your neutral looks over the other ones. For example, this one is so fresh, so sophisticated and so beautiful, I really like it.

  25. Kara

    I’m loving the worksafe makeup! i’m always looking for a different look for work.

  26. I love love LOVE this simple look! Thanks, Christine, and I LOVE your headband! Where can I find one like that?

  27. Michelle

    LOVE this look!!!! Definitely going to have to see if I can treat myself to this soon.

  28. Andrea

    Prettyyy make up and very preeeeety studded hair band.

  29. Nunuiviet

    Gorgeous, very good matching of colours

  30. milkypop

    hi christine!
    this is the eye i always wanted to do but never knew how! wow!
    i especially love the subtle gold on the lower lid.
    unfortunately i don’t think i can get my hands on tokidoki in Singapore…
    are there any similar products from other brands that you would recommend?

  31. Super cute! I want a lip color that looks like yours, but I always have to mix shades to get that color. :( I have not found that one perfect color.

  32. emily

    your hair looks really nice down with the headband christine!

  33. Glenda

    Love this look on you! =)

  34. wauww that bronzer looks really good on you, very natural:) + love the guerlain gloss!