While taking your time getting ready for a night out or an important event is beyond glamorous, a long-winded primping session doesn’t feel quite as essential for a day at the office. That said, going completely bare isn’t ideal either. Here to give us a crash course in achieving a sophisticated 9-to-5 look in just a few minutes time is celebrity makeup artist and TZR contributor, Charlotte Tilbury.
Get Charlotte's Step-By-Step
"Office makeup should be neutral, natural and quick to apply. You want to look fresh, alert and gorgeous in a matter of minutes."
"Start with my miracle-working Magic Cream moisturizer – it's perfect for parched skin during a hard week."
"Follow with Wonderglow. I call it Gisele-in-a-jar because it makes you look like you are lit from within and gives you that '8 hours sleep' radiance that we all crave midweek!"
"After your foundation, erase any dark circles or blemishes with concealer. You'll want it to feel like a veil of color; avoid heavy, cakey formulas that'll just sit on your skin."
"Start your eye makeup by using a good eyelash curler. Think of it as a push-up bra for lashes, making you look instantly more awake."
Step 6. Define With Pencil
"I like to cheat bigger, brighter eyes by using a nude-beige liner inside the waterline to open the eyes. Then I use a soft, chocolate pencil along the upper lash line, drawing the line out into a subtle feline flick."
Step 8. Set With Bronzer
"Don’t be afraid of contouring – it enhances and defines your facial framework! Suck in the cheekbones and follow the hollow with a bronzer then dust highlighter over the cheekbones, down the nose and on the cupid’s bow for a luminous look."