The Make Up Menu: Work Edition

Make Up Menu Work Edition

Happy Friday Beauty Buddies,

Oh yes it’s that glorious day when you know the weekend has finally arrived (and hopefully) you’ll have two rather blissfull days with no alarm set either. It’s time to indulge & let your locks down for a girly night out or in! So as a little tribute to the end of the working week I thought I’d share my top cosmetic fancies that I use Monday – Friday to create a quick, simple & effective look for work. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up treating yourself to a few of these things over the weekend to add to your own make-up menu for Monday morning. Sitting comfy? Then let’s get started…


Work Face

Loreal Infallible 24 Hour – Matte: I’ve been branching out and trying a few new foundations lately & I have to admit (so far) L’Oreal haven’t disappointed on price & staying power. If you’re looking for an affordable every day Matte finish full/medium coverage foundation then give this a go, it gives a beautiful airbrushed appearance to the skin.

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer: This is also a newbie in my make-up collection however the formula is very light weight so if you’ve hard to cover blemishes you may need something a little heavier as the consistency is very creamy. A great light-weight every day concealer that is perfect for work.

The Collection Gorgeous Glow: This gives such a beautiful peachy tint to the skin, a pocket friendly alternative to the Soap & Glory Peach Party in my humble opinion.

Real Techniques Duo Fibre Brush: This helps gives an even glow without the risk of applying too much blush or bronzer. If you often find yourself a little heavy-handed with dressing your cheeks then give this bristly little cosmetic companion a whirl – you won’t regret the investment!


Work Eyes

Gosh Cosmetics Length N Build Mascara: I’m mega impressed with how much volume and length this affordable mascara gives my lashes – perfect for everyday use with no frequent flaking.

Bourjois ColorBand Eye Shadow & Liner Pencil in 04 Rose Fauviste: Forget faffing with palettes, this gorgeous eye shadow pencil from Bourjois gives the lids a quick wash of colour & a lovely creamy feel with no cracking or premature fading.

The Natural Collection Shadow in Asteroid: For a mere £1.99 I’m SO impressed with these cute little eye-shadow solo’s. I love a quick wash of Asteroid or Milk Chocolate on the outer crease to give a quick pop of definition.

Rimmel Eye Liner in Nude: Perfect for brightening up tired eyes and bringing out the colour just that little bit more.

Barry M Eyebrow Kit: Yes, you’re probably tired of reading me whittle on about how great this teeny compact is but I’m telling you ladies it’s such an effective yet inexpensive way to shape and define your brows. It really does have all you need to complete the look.

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A quick close up of the Bourjois Colorband Eye Shadow Pencil & Natural Collection Solo Shadow in the outer crease!


Work Lips

MUA Sweet Sheen Lip Balm in Coral Reef: You know I’m all about the balm this weather gals & after discovering this little MUA beauty for a mere £2 it’s the perfect companion for a quick wash of colour. It’s also super hydrating for dry lips… best of both worlds right? Quick & effective = win win!

Finished Look


Taa Daa… my final look for work. Created in minutes but lasts all day (okay, maybe a little balm touch up is required but who’s grumbling at such a pretty colour right?!)

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What’s your current favourites for a simple office look? How long do you spend on a work day beauty regime? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below. Wishing y’all an awesome weekend 😉

Cheerio Chums…

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89 thoughts on “The Make Up Menu: Work Edition

  1. Gorgeous makeup look Karen! I keep thinking about buying one of those eyeshadow crayons and I still haven’t got round to it but it looks so lovely on you, I need one now haha! That lip colour looks so lovely too!

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  2. That lip balm is super pretty! The peachy glow is so versatile and so natural looking! I would love to have anything “kick ass” on my face, such as that concealer 🙂 love the final look you got going on Karen!! Happy cheeeetorific Friday!!! Xoxoxoxo

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    • Awwwh Lor that is just so lovely to read – thank you huni, you’re such a sweetheart ❤ Hope you have a super weekend 7 thanks so much for stopping by!! *huge hugs* XXXXXXX


    • Awwh Jessica you always leave such lovely comments – such a wee gem 🙂 Yes, if you can get it over there then get on the MUA bandwagon – it’s a wonderful brand, I love it 🙂 That little balm is beautiful ❤ Have a super weekend huni *hugs* XXXX

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    • Mil!!! How are you sweetie – I was just thinking about you earlier, I have soooooo much blog reading to catch up on – looking forward to popping over to see what you & Jules have been up too!!! Glad you like the look sweetie, and the little balm is rocking my socks at the moment lol It’s superb! If you can get it over there then do pick it up 🙂 Have a super weekend & say hi to Jules for me *hugs* XXXXX


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  4. Nice!! I own rimmel nude pencil and it is the best to brighten eyes without making them looking fake ! I have even reviewed it!
    I am living the color of bourjois pencil! Loveeeeeed the shade! It is not available in my country so I ll per order!

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  5. I *LoVe* the natural collection!!! Total bargain & great staying power. . .

    I’m a bit excited about the L’Oreal Infallible!! I’ve been using that Rimmel 25hr one ever since I read your review SoooooooOooo I think imma have to take your advice on this one & give it a whirl toO!! 😊😊😊 xx

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    • aren’t they amazing Maria?!? I’m sooo impressed with the range – such lovely colours and great value for money!! Keeping fingers crossed you like the L’Oreal Infallible… if put on with a Real Techniques miracle sponge it is virtually flawless & very airbrushed – incredibly beautiful!! Not quite as long lasting as what the Rimmel would be but long enough for it to last all day if that makes sense lol Do try it out huni – I think you’ll love it too 😉 XXXXX


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