Whether you work in an office environment or a store doesn’t matter. Everybody can look glam with a little preparation. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with going to work with this look, providing you remain as appropriate as possible for the type of job you do. You want to look and feel good while giving a great impression and remaining comfortable. That might seem like a lot of things to check off, but it’s actually not that hard.
This guide will help you nail office glam, whatever you do for a living.
Focus On Skincare Before Makeup
Looking glam isn’t about wearing a ton of makeup to work, not at all. It’s just about looking and feeling your best. When you feel your best, you’ll automatically look more glam on the outside. How you feel plays a huge role. You likely don’t have lots of time in the morning to do a full face of makeup (if you get up early enough to do this, you’re truly a hero), but you don’t have to wear a lot if you look after your skin. As a rule, focus on your skincare first and foremost. Make sure you’re cleansing, toning, and moisturizing every morning and evening. Using a serum is also a good idea, as they penetrate into a deeper level of the skin, helping to keep it moisturized and plumped out. You can also use eye creams.
Paying special attention to your skin like this will eliminate the need for too much makeup. Don’t forget to wear an SPF to protect your skin from the harmful environment. Even if it doesn’t look sunny outside, it can damage the skin.
Come Up With The Perfect Morning Makeup Routine
Now that you have your skin care perfected, you can come up with the perfect morning makeup routine. The products you use will depend on a variety of things, such as the sector you work in, how long your shifts are, and so on. For example, if you want flawless looking skin throughout your entire shift, you may need to invest in a long-wearing foundation. If you work in retail, it can be acceptable to experiment with things like shadows, liners, and lipsticks. Some industries need a more conservative approach. If you worked on a construction site, then wearing a full face of makeup worthy of a night out probably isn’t the best idea.
You can still look glam wearing minimal makeup. Focusing on flawless skin with the right foundation for your needs and skin type, as well as simply enhancing your other features is the best way to do it. For example, curling your lashes and wearing a slick of mascara, and using a tinted lip balm or gloss to enhance the lips. You can also use a touch of blush to warm up the face. There are thousands of tutorials online if you need some ideas!
Eat To Glow From The Inside Out
Believe it or not, looking glam has everything to do with the things you eat. If you’re not eating to glow from the inside out, then you’re missing out a huge step. Nobody is saying that you can’t have the odd bar of chocolate or treat, but making wise choices when it comes to your meals will go a long way to keeping you looking young and healthy. Avocados, nuts, and leafy green vegetables are great for health and getting that lit from within glow. You can even use healthy foods to make your old favorites, such as pizza and even cake!
Get A Manicure
If there’s one thing people will notice whether they want to or not, it’s your nails. If your nails are jagged and dirty, then you’re not going to look polished and put together. Having a manicure could be a good idea if you need something subtle. A professional will get rid of cuticles, file to a uniformed shape, and then either paint a french manicure or a color of your choice. If you can’t wear polish for work, simply filing them neatly and giving them a high shine using a buffer will make them look great and keep them healthy. It could be a good idea to use a hand cream regularly too, as our hands are one of the first things to show aging.
Create An Interchangeable Work Wardrobe
If you don’t have a set work uniform, you can make dressing much easier by creating an interchangeable work wardrobe. Keeping it simple is a good idea. Buy a few pairs of trousers, shirts, and blazers if you work in an office environment, and make sure everything can be paired off differently. It can be a little better if you work in the fashion/retail sector, as you can usually wear whatever you like in this case.
Whatever you do, make sure everything you buy can be swapped out for something else you have, and you’ll pretty much be able to throw anything on in the morning.
Invest In Quality Underwear/Shapewear
Want to feel a little more pulled together in your work clothes? Investing in quality underwear and/or shapewear could be the answer you’re looking for. There are many different styles of shapewear out there to suit your clothing choices, and they should help to smooth out any lumps and bumps that have you feeling less than glam. At the very least, quality underwear may only be something you know you’re wearing, but it’ll make you feel amazing – which will add to that glam air you have about you.
Lay Out Your Outfit The Night Before
If you want to save time in the morning, especially if you know you’re going to have a lot of choices, you can lay out your chosen outfit the night before. This gives you less to think about and agonize over while you still have sleep in your eyes. Of course, if you work in a profession where you must wear a uniform, you won’t need to think about this too much. That being said, if you work in a hospital for instance, you’ll still want to find comfortable scrubs that you like the look of. Believe it or not, these things can still be stylish when you take the cut and color into account, even if it’s not something you’d wear on your days off.
Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Sleep
Making sure you’re getting enough sleep should be a priority to you. Now, this isn’t something everybody can necessarily do. After all, some people work night’s, others work weird shifts, and these things can definitely make it harder to get quality sleep. Just do your best to get enough sleep – take naps if you need to, cut back on caffeine so you drop off quicker, and ensure that you have the perfect environment for falling asleep. There are even podcasts designed to help you nod off if you have trouble.
When you take good care of your hair, you can spend less time styling it and more time gushing over how amazing it looks. You can do this by taking a good supplement, eating the right foods, and making sure you use the right products for your hair type. Some people also like to sleep on silk pillowcases or use silk headwraps, as these will help hold a style for longer too. This should cut down on your styling time substantially, and help it to grow thicker and healthier. By putting this sort of effort in when you’re not at work, you can look your best in a short amount of time when you are at work.
Consider Regular Beauty Treatments
If you have the time/cash for regular beauty treatments, they’ll help you to look great 24/7. There are all kinds you can look at, from brow tints to lash perms. They can be great if you want to spend less time drawing on your eyebrows and more time focusing on the important stuff!
Adopt A Signature Scent
Being glam isn’t just about the way you look. It’s the way you smell too – the whole package! Adopt a signature scent, but one that’s suitable for your work environment. You don’t want sick people to choke on your Chanel No 5 if you work in a hospital.
Stand Up Straight And Smile
Finally, the way you carry yourself will help you to feel and look better too. Slouching during the day not only looks awful and adds pounds on to the frame, it also makes you feel worse too. Standing up straight, and smiling more when you can will send positive signals to the brain. This means you’ll actually start to feel how you appear, as well as look slimmer and happier. It goes without saying this will also give off a better impression in the workplace!
Although it may take a little effort in your own time, you’ll love what some of these tips can do for the way you look and feel. Try them and leave a comment!