Eye Makeup Tutorial for Office Wear

Quick, Subtle and Colourful Eyes for Office Wear

For a long time the office makeup has always comprised of subtle neautral shadows, kajalโ€™liquid liner and a MLBB matte lipstick for many working women. But nowadays, the line between dull office makeup and colourful casual makeup has been blurred (smudged more like… ;))

Many women are braving colours for office wear eye makeup. The office eye makeup look I am showing you all today is planned on the same lines. According to me, the look you wear in a stuffy office setting should be:

1. Easy to do

2. Quick

3. Long staying

4. Subtly vibrant.. ๐Ÿ˜›

5. Definitely not drab.

The things required for this office look are very few. You just need: 1. Base makeup- Depends on your skin, age and camouflage needs.

I am using

  1. Maybelline Whitestay UV Base and Maybelline Whitestay Compact powder.
  2. Coloured eye pencil- You can use ANY colour you want for office makeup. It could be black, brown, blue, green, Purple, yellow, pink… ANYTHING!!! I am using a Turquoise Eye pencil from Chambor called โ€œGuacamoleโ€.
  3. A golden Eye pencil- I am using Colorbar I-define โ€œDesert Glowโ€ pencil.
  4. A liquid/Gel liner- Preferably black, to define your eyes and offset the colours. I am using Maybelline Gel Liner.
  5. Kajal- For your waterline.
  6. Mascara- I am using Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara. Here are the products I have used:


products used
products used


Letโ€™s start with our eye makeup look:

โ€ข Start the look by priming your lids. I have not used any primer here.

prime your lids
prime your lids

โ€ข Now with the coloured eye pencil, draw a thick line along your upper lash line and into the crease.

draw line with colored eye pencil
draw line with colored eye pencil

โ€ข Then, with the golden eye pencil, fill in the gap. You donโ€™t have to be very precise for both the steps.

golden eye pencil
golden eye pencil

โ€ข Now, blend both the liners together with your ring finger. So that the gold is concentrated at the lid and the coloured liner surrounds the lid. It should be intense in the outer corner. Something like this:


โ€ข Now, take the coloured liner and apply it on the outer 2/3 rd part of the lower lash line, And apply the gold liner in the inner corner of the eye,

โ€ข This, should look like this:

colored liner on the lower lash line
colored liner on the lower lash line

โ€ข Dip a fluffy blending brush (I am using Coastal Scents Angled Fluffy Brush) in loose/compact powder and apply it as highlighter on the brow bone.

โ€ข This will even out the area beneath your eyebrow, and wonโ€™t look very bright. I donโ€™t like to use highlighters at day time. So I use this compact powder trick instead.

โ€ข With the same brush, blend the lid colours as well a little above the crease.

blend the lid colors
blend the lid colors

โ€ข Apply liquid/gel liner on the upper lash line. Keep the line thin and wing it out a little.

โ€ข Curl your lashes and apply mascara.


โ€ข And, you are done!!! You can use any colour and match it with your outfit. As we are not using any powder shadows, this look stays on at least for 6-7 hours.

โ€ข Hereโ€™s the finished look:

finished look

โ€ข One more:


โ€ข You can finish the look with a subtle, natural blush and nudish-pink lipstick.

โ€ข Hereโ€™s the full face pic:

full face
full face

Hope you like the tutorial and find it useful.

Lots of love


84 thoughts on “Eye Makeup Tutorial for Office Wear

  1. You have such an innocence face Mrunmayee ๐Ÿ™‚ Your eyes are beautiful..Very nice tutorial..BTW do you suggest using a light brown lipstick with this eye makeup?

  2. Mrunnnn :-* :-* :-* :worship: You are the best at easy-peasy makeup… :worship: And ohhh..I bought the Max Factor Kohl black …got fed up waiting for my Avon pencil to get over ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ me loving the MF kohl ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. MF Kohl pencil is not terribly expensive..is 220 I think…and supersoft and black…but I have not tried any other kajal to compare and tell…Oldddd Lakme one was hopeless..new one no idea….dupe for a black kajal??? Me thinking thinking…very difficult :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:

        1. lol..not dupe for black kajal..dupe for the colors Mrun used!! :silly: :silly: :silly: and I don’t wanna buy Maxfactor stuffs, coz they test on animals!! Me completely against this!! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ …..The reason why I discarded their blush too, even though it was so good and pigmented….. I don’t mind going for expensive stuffs!! …just that they should not compromise with what my choice!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. yeah…..I used to like their stuffs so much..I even reviewed their color and gloss range here on IMBB….and then I came to know about this fact about them testing on animals..and I discarded all their stuffs!! :-(( :-(( :-((

            1. what are you saying? really? Honestly Cali, I have never ever wondered as to which brands test on animals and which dont… But now that you mention, i guess i should be aware of such cruelty too ๐Ÿ™ Thanks for the info Cali! Thank God i haven’t purchased any other product from them!

            2. Me gave all wrong numbers to Rati…Rati kill me now ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ me told her to get me swatches and me gave ALLL WRONG WONG numbers :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

                  1. LOL…. Rati is actually ANGRY? really? Cant imagine her angry at all ๐Ÿ˜‰ All the best to you Rads ๐Ÿ˜‰ You might just need it then! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

              1. @Rads
                What wrong wrong numbers? ?:-)


                Yeah!..I was so shocked to see so many top brands are so cruelty-happy..and I happened to even see the pics of how testing goes on…and a video too..It was so shocking and horrible..I was disturbed for many days..and then I chucked off all the products I had from these companies!!! ….Can’t use them to look beautiful, when the process of making them has been so ugly!!

                1. you saw images and videos? What are you saying? These are actually available on the net! OMG… that is so baaad…. Seriously i never thought that so much cruelty would go into testing these products ๐Ÿ™ Its so sad!!!! :-(( :-(( :-((
                  :-(( :-(( :-((

                2. Cali..I didn’t know about Max Factor..I won’t buy again from them :-(( To be honest, I am not very passionate about animal cruelty and vegetarianism and ideas like that, but when cruelty free options are easily available, I don’t see why I should continue to encourage the other way. Wrong numbers – swatches for Inglot – she get me palette…you transport it for me okay? Oh btw…will you transport something for me from Delhi to Bangalore? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes?? Okkkkieess…all settled then thankkkkkkooooo :-* :-* ๐Ÿ˜€ :silly:

                  1. lol..yeah sure!! I’ll get your stuff!! ,…and I got confused about colors and products..you guys were discussing Maxfactor..so I thought it is related to tutorial!! :silly: ….Just now checked again and saw it was chambor and colorbar!! ๐Ÿ˜›

                    1. You actually thought ke my comments would be absolutely related to the post :rotfl: :rotfl: Is good though..we got useful links out of that naa…And the PETA list no have Chanel in it..but they don’t test on animals :-(( but they have LUSH ON IT ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ (errr..the list of companies that do not test on animals)

    1. Thanks Radhika… :-* :-* :-* So glad you got the MF pencil…

      OMG Cali.. I cannot give up MF.. It’s my favourite!!!
      ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
      I admire your stance.. But you see.. I already have limited options… :idk: :idk: :idk:

  3. Cali…………. Most of the companies test on animals!!!!! P&G, Unilever!!!!! helloooo.. most of the brands come under them! Even L’oreal, Pantene etc are not cruelty free!!!!

    1. Thanks a lot Rati… Would love to see you do this with MAC Teddy and a nice golden pencil… *nudge* *nudge* *Do a tute* ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Teddy is brown….errr…but I like goldens and browns…. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

        I’ll just do a look and will tell I copy catted, M. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

        1. geeeeeeeeee I tried golden brown on my sleepy eyes right now, it looks good. did all your steps. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

            1. Oh I just did on sleepy sleepy eyes aise hi just to check the shades but i promised I’ll post the photees today.

              I tried Deeptima’s wedding wali look. I posted the links in her comments section. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. yeah Rads gave me all the wrong number. And I kinda looked like a fool hopping in and out of the store. But these guys understood I am dealing with a mad Hoooman. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

    First she gave me all shades of blacks and then she gave me all shades of puurrrrpless…now she wants both black and purrrrpless..She makes my life easy. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

          1. She being mean to me…Ratiii…Caliii..I tried Deeptima’s look….baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ errr…well to start with they no same colour… ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ and then me no Deeptima ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜

    1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Rads is so right!!! Me too can’t imagine how much makeup I would have if i had access to so many brands!!!!

  5. oh the swatches aee ridiculous. I have a phone that is above my intelligence s I get all confoosed every time i try to use it anything beyond texting and calling people. i’ll send you the swatches. Figure out the shades yourself. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :giggle: :giggle:

  6. Ratiiiiii…now me always using the light coloured pencil thingie you taught in your office makeup look..me liking it berrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry much…thank you. Nice blog you have here..and beautiful pictures.

    Radhika :devil:

  7. Hey lovely tutorial.. Would definitely try this for ethnic day at office.. You must be a fan of Maybelline products.. I always thought the blues greens and purples are very bright. Thanks for making it look so wearable..

    1. Thanks Jaish… I am not exactly a fan of Maybelline.. But I do love some of their products..

      Glad you found the tute useful… :-)) ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Nice look!! And thanks for all the info about animal testing…I had no idea so many brands do this. Is it even possible to find safe substitutes for all these drugstore brands? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ?:-) I tried to read PETA’s link but its so confusing.
    Could someone do a post, maybe? Like not animal tested brands in India–Drugstore and high-end? Pleaseeee

  9. wow! that’s pretty interesting and easy to do as well! Never imagine using eye-liners this way. It looks great.. I think I will try it too. Have found powder shadows quite time-consuming to apply in the mornings.

  10. Super pretty !!! u look sooo pretty !! :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: i really want that gel liner… how much is it for ???

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