Work Appropriate Makeup (Collaboration with Tricia)

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Tricia from Trishh Youngg and I are doing a collaboration based on work and school appropriate makeup focusing on the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette. Tricia is doing a University appropriate makeup look over on her tumblr so go and check that out (linked here).  We also chatted about what makeup means to a working woman and a university student. Tricia is having a giveaway over on her blog so definitely make sure to check that out!

I recently did a post using the duo chrome in the lower right hand corner of the palette which I will link here. That look is obviously not the most work appropriate so I created another one that is more appropriate for a conservative work environment.

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This is an all drugstore look because let’s be honest, makeup is expensive! I used the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation which I love and have reviewed here. It’s easy to blend and long lasting!

For blush I went with  Milani Rose Blush in Romantic Rose which is completely matte because I didn’t want the look to be too shimmery for an everyday work look.

The Milani blushes are really some of my favorite blushes of all time, not just from the drugstore! They’re fantastic quality and I am constantly impressed with their quality and staying powder. They will last through your 8 hour (or 12 hour) day! I will link my review of the Milani Blushes here.

Finally I dusted the Rimmel Stay Matte Shine Control Powder just to set my T-zone and my chin because after a long day my face likes to get a bit shiny. If I’m honest I don’t touch my makeup up at work but if you want to just slip the powder in your purse for easy touch ups during the day.

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What do you wear to work or to class? Do you tend to change your makeup looks from weekday to weekend? A huge thanks to Tricia and make sure to go and check out her blog!


  1. Darian September 15, 2015 / 10:32

    Love this look! How do you manage to look so cool and sophisticated in posey makeup pictures?? Really enjoyed Tricia’s post as well. 🙂

    • Ellen September 15, 2015 / 10:59

      Haha! Thanks so much! I’m really glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  2. Ela September 15, 2015 / 15:38

    That’s such a pretty look and really ideal for daily wear! I could easily say these shades of eye shadows are my faves, they just look really pretty! xx

    • Ellen September 15, 2015 / 17:09

      They’re just so easy to wear on a daily basis! Thanks so much for commenting!

  3. Alexandra September 15, 2015 / 18:33

    I am dying to get the eyeshadow palette and the blush, they’ve been in my wishlist for ages! I wish they were a bit easier to get in the UK 🙂 love this looks! x

    • Ellen September 15, 2015 / 18:41

      Awe thanks so much! Yeah, it’s super annoying when it’s hard to get the things that everyone talks about! It’s the same for us U.S. gals when we hear about Bourjois or Maxfactor. It’s like WHY?!

  4. Vanessa N September 16, 2015 / 10:55

    Ah, I remember a time when I wanted that Wet n Wild palette badly, but now that I have it, I barely use it! I personally think the warm tones don’t look that great on my skintone, but ay, least it’s an inexpensive palette. I adore Milani’s blushes–I’ve got 5 in my stash and my favourite is probably ‘Coral Cove’! The rose print gets me every time.

    Anyways, love how fast and easy this look is!

    • Ellen September 16, 2015 / 12:58

      The Coral Cove blush is so pretty! I really want that one! I’ve actually used the palette way more than I thought I would I really like the quality. Thanks so much! I’m glad you like it!

  5. Renata September 28, 2015 / 18:29

    Such a simple but beautiful look for everyday. I nearly picked up that palette when I went to Ireland. Kinda wish I had now. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • Ellen September 28, 2015 / 19:50

      Thank you 🙂 if you can ever get your hands on it I highly recommend you do. It’s just such a nice palette to work with!

  6. Mikéla October 7, 2015 / 00:53

    I forgot all about that Wet n Wild palette! I loved the top left color and used to wear it all the time! I should pick this up again 🙂

    • Ellen October 7, 2015 / 06:41

      Definitely! It’s such a bargain! I love this palette for that reason!

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