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When it comes to office makeup, our natural tendency is to gear towards the more neutral, subtle shades rather than bold hues. But even though it's counterintuitive, wearing makeup that commands attention is actually a good beauty look for the workplace. Nothing says that you're ready to conquer the day than a nice, bold eyeshadow look and vivid lips to match. You don't need to look like you're going to walk London Fashion Week runways, all you need to do is add a little colour to your usual makeup. Here are some of the products that you can use to achieve that power beauty look that packs a punch. 


Prep: Clarins SOS primer


SGD56/~USD41.90


Never skip primer whenever you're going for bold makeup looks. It may seem like just another frivolous step in your routine but trust us, it makes a world of difference when it comes to laying the foundation of your makeup. It ensures that all those colours will stay in place for long periods of time. Choose a primer that's multifunctional like Clarins' SOS primer. Aside from enhancing the longevity of your beauty look, it also moisturises the skin and acts as a colour corrector.


Add colour: CHANEL Les 9 Ombres in "Édition N°1: Affresco" palette



SGD139/~USD103.99


Keep in mind that even though you're going for a bold makeup look, it still needs to look professional and appropriate for the workplace. To achieve that balance, just pick one bold colour and let that be the defining hue of your look. For example, you can take a blue or green eyeshadow then blend it with browns and neutrals. We recommend that you choose summer palettes like CHANEL's Les 9 Ombres in "Édition N°1: Affresco" from their Spring/Summer 2018 collection. It's because eyeshadow palettes released this season features a wide array of bright colours but still include subtle shades. 


For some drama: Diorshow Pump’N’Volume



USD29.50


Once you're done with eyeshadow, cap off your look with some drama by wearing a volumising mascara. Try the Diorshow Pump’N’Volume which comes in a flexible tube that delivers a fresh, ideally fluid formula for your lashes. 


Go for the glow: Erdem x NARS blush in Loves Me 



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Alternatively, you can skip elaborate eye makeup and instead pull all the attention to your cheeks. To create that glowing blush look, use the draping technique. Just put some colour on your cheeks and a little bit on your temples and chin. Yes, it's like contouring but with blush! It's an ideal makeup look for when you're in a hurry. 




Pucker up: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc liquid lip crayons


Somewhere, Anywhere set, SGD98/~USD73.32


Don't forget to seal your look with a striking lip colour. Make sure that it doesn't clash with your eyeshadow look or blush colour. If you're not sure, the fastest way is to match complementing colours. If you have a subtle blue eyeshadow, an orange or pink lip would be a great choice. Or you can always just wear a bold lip alone and keep the rest neutral. 

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