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5 Office Makeup Looks That Require 3 Products or Less

March 15, 2019

If you’re like us, you could use an extra five minutes in the morning to snuggle up in bed—and it's tempting to reclaim those five minutes from your beauty routine. But when there’s a certain expectation of how you should look when you walk through the door of your office, how can you compromise between sleep and beauty? Stress no more—we’re here to help! Since we believe everybody deserves to press snooze without having to sacrifice their appearance, we’ve put together five of our favorite work makeup looks using no more than three makeup products each. The result? A gorgeous, bright-eyed visage that doesn’t take forever to create. So, hit snooze, enjoy those few extra minutes of sleep, then scroll down to learn how to make the most of your complexion with different combinations of foundationhighlighter, lipstickeyebrow makeup, and more. 


Models are known for their dewy skin that glows oh-so-subtly in the right light. Pair it with a peachy-pink pout and you’ll have a natural-looking, office-ready makeup look that you can’t go wrong with. 

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer

L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops 

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Shining Peach

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Apply your glow lotion

Don’t worry about going through a full skin care routine. With our highlighter lotion (a.k.a. glotion), a skin care-meets-face makeup hybrid, you can save time, gain sleep, and look dewier than ever. Simply squeeze some onto a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, and blend it onto your skin.

Step 2: Get glow-y

To take your model-off-duty look to the next level, squeeze a few highlighter drops onto your makeup blender and stipple it across your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and around the inner corners of your eyes. Now, you’re almost ready to glow and get ‘em!

Step 3: Finish with lipstick

Instead of reaching for a heavy matte formula, stay loyal to the light model-off-duty look with a shiny lipstick in a peach shade.


There’s nothing like a little contrast to create a head-turning, office-ready makeup look. Ahead we teach you how to keep it low-key while accentuating all of your best facial features.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-ly In Love

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Apply foundation

Embrace a dewy, glowing face with a radiant finish foundation. Simply apply some of the face makeup onto a makeup blender and buff it onto your face for airy, radiant coverage. 

Step 2: Get your glow on

Define your bone structure with a little strobing that only requires a highlighter palette. Use a fluffy, angled highlighter brush to apply the color of your choice to your cheekbones, brow bones, and bridge of your nose. Be sure to blend your highlighter out so that it looks like light reflecting off your skin instead of product layered on top of it.

Step 3: Paint your pout

To create that beautiful juxtaposition, smooth your matte lipstick over your pout. Ta-da, you’re done—with time to spare! 


Not really feeling face makeup right now? No worries! With the right eye makeup and lip color, you’ll be able to create a foundation-free, office-appropriate makeup look in no time.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara

L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Brow Raiser Highlighter Duo

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Glossy Fawn

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Sculpt your brows

No, we’re not talking about the super-sleek brows that are always popping up on Instagram—instead, we’re eluding to the gorgeous arches that are seen strutting down the runway and sidewalks in everyday life. In other words, bold and beautiful while still looking totally natural. To get the look, brush your brows with brow mascara up and over, following the pattern of your brow growth. Next, highlight the underside of your brows using a highlighter to help frame your face.

Step 2: Paint your pout

Keep the natural look going with a glossy nude lipstick.


Oh, you know the one! Channel your inner Snapchat filter by bringing the poreless skin meets bright doe eyes look to life.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Apply makeup primer

Primer, although known for its ability to elongate makeup wear, can also be worn alone for a poreless, no makeup, makeup look. So, smooth some matte primer on and skip out on any other face makeup.

Step 2: Make your eyes pop

Nope, you don't need loads of eye shadow, eyeliner, and mascara to make your eyes pop. Instead, trace your waterline using a nude eyeliner pencil to create the appearance of bigger eyes. Top off your lashes with a quick coat of voluminous mascara and that’s a wrap on this look. 


Like to really play up your pretty peepers? This eye-catching office makeup look is for you!

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Acro-Matte

L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara

Step 1: Perfect your complexion

While this makeup look is focused on your eyes, why not give yourself a flawless complexion to tie it all together? To do just that, apply a lightweight, full coverage foundation using a makeup blender.

Step 2: Color your lids

Swipe a color onto your lids—we recommend a brown-based maroon shade if you’re not sure what’s suitable for the office. Make sure to blend the shade into your crease with a fluffy brush for a seamless look.

Step #3: Coat your lashes

Finish things off with a few coats of mascara for long, voluminous lashes.

Next, learn how to rock a trendy hairstyle with little to no effort. Read our article, 12 Hairstyles That Are Perfect for Lazy Girls, for plenty of ideas for those workdays when you’re running a little late.

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