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Beauty at work

  • Published at 02:19 pm September 28th, 2017
Beauty at work
Whether it's a minimalist approach or an office appropriate makeup tutorial you are looking for, these tips will simplify the ordeal for you without having to invest too much time in it.

Which makeup trends are big this season? Are we on board with it already or still in the dark?

Metallic eyes: Metallic eyeshadows have reigned the Fall 2017 catwalks. From foiled golds and rusty, metallic coppers to sparkling silvers, these stunning shades are definite head turners. Colour blocking: Grab that bright blue or pink liner you have been eyeing or give your eyelids a wash of yellow or green. Do not be shy of bold eye colours because colour blocking is all the rage right now. Holographic makeup: The beauty world loves everything holographic right now especially when it comes to highlighters to make those dainty cheekbones stand out. Bordeaux and berry lips: With dark wine and berry lipsticks suiting most skin tones, this is perhaps the most awaited trend for fall every year. Metallic eyes and bordeaux lips have been spotted on the streets of Dhaka, although holographic makeup and colour blocking are yet to be popular.

One makeup trend you wish would go.

Baking! Yes, the baking technique is very popular among YouTubers and many swear by it but I would advise against it. Baking involves putting on copious amounts of powder on the face and letting it sit for a while before dusting it off. While this may sound like a God-sent idea for oily skinned lasses, using such large amounts of powder never gives a natural finish and actually accentuates the texture of skin, making it appear dry and chalky. So if you have oily skin, dust on a little amount of powder on your oily areas and use oil-free products and a good setting spray to combat oiliness.

The biggest makeup fail we olive skinned Bengali girls tend to make.

Choosing the right shade as well as undertones of a foundation is crucial. While most girls are concerned about the shade of foundation, a lot of them overlook the undertones of the foundation. If you are olive skinned, you have warm yellow and green undertones to your skin. Opt for foundations with yellow or golden (warm) undertones and steer clear of pinkish or bluish (cool) undertones.

Three makeup tips for office appropriate looks.

1. Choose a BB cream instead of foundation. BB creams are the amalgamation of skin care and makeup. It will work as a sheer foundation and your skin will thank you for it too! 2. Avoid shimmers and metallic finish in your makeup. Cut down on that intense highlighter; opt for mattes and satins when it comes to eyeshadows and stick to neutral colours on your lids. 3. Choose nudes, dusty roses, light peaches, light browns and soft pinks for your lips. Also, do pay attention to the formula of the lipsticks: using matte lipsticks everyday can leave you with dry, cracked lips.

What is the right way to make the board room to date night makeup transition, if you were to go to a dawat or date after work?

Neutral eyeshadows, a little bit of mascara and a soft shade of lipstick—that is the go-to office look for most women. To convert it to a night time look, take your bronzer and apply it all over your eyelids: this will give your eyes a smoky appearance and will make it look like you have invested more time in your makeup than you actually did. Put on some winged liner and intensify your highlighter. You can throw in some falsies for added drama and lastly, switch that soft lip colour for a beautiful bold shade to make you stand out in a crowd!

An ideal minimalist makeup routine for someone who doesn't wear too much makeup/or is running late for work on most days?

If you have dark circles and blemishes, dot on some concealer and set with a setting powder. Make sure you apply the concealer on the inner corners of your eyes too: that would open up your eyes instantly and make you look more awake. Lightly fill in those brows because brows are the frame of the face and should never be overlooked. Add some mascara to your lashes and finally choose a shade of lipstick that flatters your skin tone and you are good to go! Tania Rashid is a makeup artist and beauty blogger at Right to be Beautiful by Tania