In addition to having the right mindset and work ethic, a real go-getter girl doesn’t leave the house without her makeup on. She uses her makeup to boost her confidence to lead her team and meet key people in her career. Yes—putting on makeup is more than just being a pretty face. In fact, a study revealed that men perceive women who wear makeup to be more prestigious, while women perceive other women who wear makeup to be more dominant and libertine.
That’s a good thing.
To give you a little inspiration, we give you a list of what’s inside a career woman’s makeup kit. Here are your makeup must-haves before you walk out the door and take on the world:
A go-getter like you always put their best foot forward. That’s when she meets her number one enemy: stress. It becomes obvious in the face because of the under-eye circles and blemishes. Good thing we have the concealer to hide and correct all these imperfections. The 3CE Waterful Concealer is a popular Korean concealer with a light to medium coverage, enough to cover the spots you wish to improve. Dab a few drops underneath your eyes and blend well with your brush or beauty blender to achieve a modest and flawless looking skin.
TINTED LIP BALM
If you want something more subtle than a red lipstick, try a tinted lip balm. Wear this if you want to look fresh without going too bold on your lips. The 99 Pink Balloons lip balm offers healthy and natural looking lips. It perks up your lips, adding a bit of a flush, perfect for those casual days in the office or anywhere you want to go. No wonder this product won Harper’s Bazaar’s Beauty Awards 2016 for Best Tinted Lip Balm.
The Katfood lip balm line comes in two other variants: John Lemon and Huat Ah lip balm. The John Lemon Lip Balm won as the Best Lip Saver in the Beauty Insider 2016 Beauty Awards. Wear these two under your matte lipstick to moisturise your pucker with something that smells awesome. These won’t highlight the flakiness in your lips.
Be able to look at people with confidence with your long and pretty lashes. Stick with a basic black or dark brown colour to define your eyes. The GOSH Professional – Rebel Eyes Mascara promises to add volume to your lashes. With proper application, this mascara won’t clump even if you build-up the product.
If you have dry and pale skin, the cream blusher will give you a more realistic flush than the powder versions. Choose the shade which compliments your skin tone. You don’t want to look too red! In addition, you must stick to a product with a blendable formula. The Illamasqua Cream Blushers can do the trick!
LOOSE FACE POWDER
Dust translucent powder in your face to lock in all the makeup you applied to it. The translucent powder keeps your face from getting oily and your makeup cakey. To achieve an effortless and even blend, try the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Apply a generous amount on your T-zone area for a polished, shine-free skin.
Finally, a true go-getter always maintain her eyebrow on fleek! Define and fill in those unruly strands of your eyebrows with the Etude House Drawing eyebrow pencil. With the right technique and shades, you can achieve natural-looking brows which can last throughout the day. This is a true Singaporean favourite because it’s affordable and it comes in a lot of shades! For best results, top the eyebrow pencil with a little brow powder. The Etude House Perfect Brow Kit comes in with three colours which help you shade and contour your brows better.