My Daily Office Makeup Routine

Posted on Jan 14 2015 - 8:09pm by poonam

My Daily Office Makeup Routine

Hello fellow Makeup Addicts,

Recently, one of my friends asked me about my daily make-up routine and I was confused for a moment do I actually have one. But after a few second of mind blogging, I was sure that I do have a makeup routine during the week because I carry limited makeup stuff to office and keep testing, swatching of the products for the weekends.

It is not something you would expect from a beauty blogger :p .. but I keep it minimal as far as possible. I don’t experiment much with my daily office makeup as there is very little scope and time as well. You can call it a 5 Minute Makeup routine as it doesn’t take more than that.. quick and easy !!

My Daily Makeup Routine

So let’s start with My Daily Office Makeup Routine:

I start with preparing my skin by applying a light face moisturizer/ preferably with a sunscreen (SPF 30) is enough for winters. I have a dry skin so I cant think of skipping this step. Some of the Moisturizers I love

  • Lotus Herbals Alpha Moist Lotion – An affordable face moisturizer with creamy texture, that spreads easily and absorbs quickly while providing enough moisturization to my dry skin and there is no sticky feel at all.
  • Clinique Dramatically Moisturizing Lotion – I have been using it lately and it does a great job in keeping dryness at bay and have light texture that works nicely without leaving any residue behind.

My Daily Office Makeup Routine - Clinique Moisturizing Lotion

I won’t go in details of skincare as  it will be too distracting, may be will cover that in a separate post. Let me know, if you would like me to do a post on daily skin care routine.

Face Makeup Routine:

Less is more for me in my winter makeup routine as I am not very particular about using anything on daily basis but only when my skin looks dull or weird .. those bad skin days you know.. 😛 .  I am done with most of the BB/CC creams that hit Indian makeup industry like Lakme CC cream, Garnier BB Cream, Maybelline BB stick and there is no new exciting launches happening that will actually tempt me to go ahead and buy. I don’t like to suffocate my skin on daily basis with any base so I skip on the foundation part.

My Daily Office Makeup Routine - LOreal True Match Super blendable Concealer

  • L’oreal True Match Concealer: I confess that is my least used product, as I don’t opt for concealers on a day to day basis but whenever I have to, this L’Oreal True Match Concealer is just right . The concealer has a light medium coverage and will cover darkness/ under eye pigmentation to a good extent and without all that creasing and extra efforts of blending.
  • INGLOT Pressed Powder: The texture is more or less like a loose powder which buffs in quickly into the skin. This is just perfect for my dry skin with its non-powdery coverage. I know I am in dire need of a new face powder but the stars are not favouring me. Will soon get myself one from The Body shop or L’Oreal True Match… 😉

Eye Makeup Routine:

This is my favourite part of daily makeup routine. I love doing my eyes and I have some staple and all time favourites eye liners always in my bag. I keep the eye makeup simple for office with the help of some basic eye liners/eye pencils shades like black and brown. Though I feel incomplete without colours, so there are some must have coloured eye liners in my bag that cheer me up!

My Daily Office Makeup Routine - Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil Forest Green

My favourites –

My Daily Office Makeup Routine - Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal-Just Green

Lips Makeup Routine:

I keep a range of lip colours in my bag and that includes pink, red, orange and a neutral brown shade in particular which I switch in a week or two, so as to rotate my whole collection. Some of the daily favourites this season:

My Daily Office Makeup Routine - INGLOT Freedom System Lipstick Refill 68

  • L’Oreal Paris Infallible Ravishing Red – A warm medium red that looks flattering on my skin tone, my favorite Red Lipstick.. I can’t stop raving about this lipstick with excellent combination of moisturising and long lasting formula.
  • INGLOT Lipstick Palette – This is a must have for me, It has almost all the shades of my liking like a Bright pink, subtle Coral, peppy orange and a daily wear pink. I am planning to replace the Red with a nude shade and it will just be perfect lip palette for me!

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What is your daily Makeup Routine/Office makeup routine? What are the staple products in your makeup bag?

22 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Charu SharmaJanuary 15, 2015 at 11:03 AM - Reply

    I loved going through this post Poonam dear :). BTW…. your lip swatch is great 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 15, 2015 at 9:46 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Charu.. <3 <3.. Do you have a skin care routine too??

  2. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayJanuary 15, 2015 at 11:27 AM - Reply

    Concealer is a must for me when I am stepping out, you know the result of sitting in front of laptop for looooong hours. I like Inglot’s lipstick palette, you have great taste Poo , commendable !

    • poonamJanuary 15, 2015 at 9:58 PM - Reply

      Yeahh thats the horror of spending half the life in front of lappy 😛 .. but I am lazy to put on concealer most of the times 😀 😀

      INGLOT lipstick palette is one of the best buys.. I love it!!

      Thanks Shailja.. 🙂

  3. krithiJanuary 15, 2015 at 12:03 PM - Reply

    thats a nice and simple yet bful make-up routine for Office

    • poonamJanuary 15, 2015 at 9:56 PM - Reply

      Thanks Krithi.. 🙂 .. I am planning to add blush too but it would be a little too much seeing other girls who barely wear kajal 😛

  4. IshaanJanuary 15, 2015 at 1:48 PM - Reply

    loved the post 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 15, 2015 at 9:48 PM - Reply

      Thanks Ishaan 🙂

  5. SangyJanuary 15, 2015 at 2:34 PM - Reply

    that’s such a lovely fotd! love that green eye pencil …

    • poonamJanuary 15, 2015 at 9:49 PM - Reply

      Thanks Sangy.. <3 I love Green and blue on the eyes .. when I cant play with eye shadows 🙂

  6. LiaJanuary 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    Great Poo. I also use colored liners for daily makeup………

    • poonamJanuary 15, 2015 at 9:50 PM - Reply

      Thanks Lia.. Colored liner are staple in my bag .. cant imagine a day without them 😀

  7. SwathiJanuary 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Reply

    Loved the post, its a great routine. Even my makeup used to be simple when I used to work, I used to use only black and brown for eyes 😀

    • poonamJanuary 15, 2015 at 9:53 PM - Reply

      Thanks Swathi.. Yeahh Hi5 for that .. I just cant carry too much of makeup on daily basis so it is this simple. 😉 Black and browns are great picks but colors add more vibrancy 😉

  8. Jinse@IndianVanityWallJanuary 15, 2015 at 6:12 PM - Reply

    Fuss free daily makeup routine I must say…more or less even I float on the same boat 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 15, 2015 at 9:55 PM - Reply

      Thnkas Jinse.. yeahh pretty straight forward 😉 .. glad to have a company here 😀

  9. Natasha (Nats)January 16, 2015 at 11:11 PM - Reply

    I would rarely wear make up in the office as I dnt want to attract unnecessary attention 😉
    nice options mentioned.. i like colored eye liners used on the waterline 😀

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 12:07 PM - Reply

      I do wear makeup to office but not that loud or attention seeking .. 😉 .. At times i do dare to wear bold lip colors.. 😀

      Thanks dear.. I rarely use colored liners on waterline.. prefer them on lower or upper lash line.. 🙂

  10. Anubhuti@senseiteveJanuary 18, 2015 at 1:39 PM - Reply

    I also have almost similar things in my office makeup kit.. 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 12:20 PM - Reply

      yeahh.. Hi5.. 😉 😀

  11. HeenaJanuary 20, 2015 at 8:03 PM - Reply

    That’s almost my routine too! Like you said, the scope is actually less for office.
    I’m Mostly Experimenting with Base Products/Lippies/Eyeliners at Office.

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 12:36 PM - Reply

      Yeahh.. I feel so bounded in office .. bcz i dont want myself to standout and screm look I am wearing makeup.. 😛 ..

      I usually skip on the base products for office .. but planning to start with them! .. Lippies and Eye liners are a must have for makeup minimal days 🙂

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