It’s time to put aside those unfinished TPS reports, ladies (they can wait), and reach for the eggnog, because the office holiday party season has officially begun!
Your coworkers might be dancing on tables and acting in ways they normally never would (haaaaay!), but most work parties still call for slightly sophisticated makeup and party attire.
Makeup-wise, that often means classic neutrals (but that doesn’t have to mean boring).
This year, I’m going to El Hub’s office party with his coworkers, and today I started brainstorming my look with tidbits from the eight-piece Prescriptives Lustre Holiday Collection.
It’s a subtle, understated look with bronze, gold and pink that’s pretty enough to get the attention of coworkers without stepping over “that” line.
Lustre Baked Eyeshadow Color Quad in Warm, $40
Lustre Shimmer Cheek Color in Warm, $24
Moonbeam Reflective Gloss in Rose Gold, $18
Top row: Eyeshadows From the Lustre Warm Quad in Golden White (a shimmery golden beige), Gold Shimmer (a shimmery neutral gold), Copper (a shimmery orangey copper) and Bronze (a shimmery deep bronze); Bottom Row: Lustre Shimmer Cheek Color in Warm, Moonbeam Reflective Gloss in Rose Gold
Prescriptives described how to get two looks to go with Lustre. Today I used their instructions for one of them, Warm Lustre.
I followed the directions pretty closely, making just a few minor changes…
- Eyes: Before applying the shadows, I layered MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque on my lids and replaced the Prescriptives Beaming Brown eyeliner with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon. I also added UD Zero along my waterline.
- Lips: I left out the Bronze Lustre lipstick, instead using the Moonbeam Reflective Gloss in Rose Gold by itself.
- Face: I skipped sweeping Liquid Powder in Rose Gold over my face and just went with my regular loose powder instead.
Last Friday’s teal and pink look was much more colorful than this look today; the colors are nowhere near as bright or eye catching, but I think the look’s still pretty in a quiet, more work-appropriate kinda way (should go well with my favorite black dress).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,