Work Makeup Chic : Office Glam in less than 15 minutes

Work chic


Hey Beauties,


As much as we all enjoy a great glam look, for most of us this is not day to day appropriate for work , school, Ect.  Most of us don’t have the time to eat properly let alone to spending hours and hours on makeup looks. That being said we always want to look beautiful and feel confident and polished.


This look is a go to favourite of mine for day time easy glam. You wouldn’t traditionally think of a smoky eye and subtle to be in the same sentence but Its not true.  This look also did not take a lot of time something like this can be achieved in 15 minutes or less.


Face :

For my foundation I am wearing Nyx Cosmetics Angel veil and illuminating primer from E.L.F cosmetics. Next on the back of my hand I took a nickel size amount of Nyx Cosmetics HD foundation in the shade nude and a small amount of the Nyx pro foundation mixers in luminous and mixed them together with my finger.  I dotted the foundation around my face and then I bended it out with a damp Beauty Blender.  I used Urban Decay Naked Concealer in the shade Light//Warm on my under eye and i set it all with the Nyx Cosmetics hd Translucent Powder. For contour i used my Nyx Cosmetic Matte Bronzer ( cuz a shimmery face is not a great ” natural look “) and to add a tiny extra glow a little highlighter from jeffree star cosmetics in ice cold. i used a tiny bit of blush on the apples of my cheeks which was by Tarte Cosmetics the 12 hr Amazonian Clay Blush in Unstoppable .



Eye shadow is one of my favourite things to express myself with and my favourite neutrally for this eye shadow look I used the Urban Decay naked smoky palette (combust on the entire eye going up to the brow bone and a mixture of Whisky and password in my outer corner and crease ). For this look blending is key you start with the light colour all over the lid (use thirteen if you want it to be more bold).and then use a crease Also i  am wearing lashes by velour but they aren’t necessary for this look but hey i do wear lashes all the time so for me this is normal. I used kat von d Tattoo liner in Trooper for my winged eyeliner but be careful not to come too far out with the wing to keep the style.



On my lips I have used my OG fav lip gloss of all time bye M.A.C cosmetics lip gloss in the colour purr which is a beautiful pink/ peachy shade with gold. This lip gloss have been my favourite since high school. It really is the most beautiful natural shade that I feel really works with my skin tone but I have seen other people wear it and I have put it on other people of many skin tones and its kind of like the sisterhood of traveling pants movie , it really suits everyone . also i have lined my lips with Nyx lip liner in the shade nude.



This look as I said is super simple to do, I love this look with my hooded eyes because it adds depth to my eyes. I love this look for a little glam but still work appropriate (maybe don’t do false lashes like I do but hey I am a makeup artist). I really hope you guys enjoy these looks and I hope you have all had great January.

P.s. I have picked a winner for the contest check you inboxes !!


Xoxo Mandi


Products used:

Nyx Hd Foundation in Nude 

Nyx pro foundation mixers in Luminous

Nyx Cosmetics Matte bronzer in Medium

Jeffree Star Skin Frost Ice Cold

 12 hr Amazonian Clay Blush in unstoppable from Tarte Cosmetics

Nyx Cosmetics Angel Veil primer

Elf Cosmetics Illuminating Primer (used in t zone)

Volure Lashes in selfie 

M.A.C Cosmetics lipgloss in Purrr

Nyxcosmetics Liner in shade Nude

Nyx Cosmetics hd Setting powder in translucent 

 L’oreal infallible setting spray 

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

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Mandi Dawson Is a 26 year old Makeup Artist and Beauty Blogger . A dual citizen calling both Toronto, Canada and The United Kingdom home.