8 Must Have Makeup Items for Working Women

Hi Everyone, 🙂

I have been wanting to do this post for a while now. Often times when I go to office I see a lot of working women around who barely put any effort at getting ready in the morning. Personally for me, if I am stepping out of the out I I’d better put in a tiny bit of effort at getting ready – not for anyone else but I like to feel good about myself all the time. 😛  I do my makeup very fast until and unless I am doing an eye makeup look. For everyday makeup, it barely takes me 10 minutes to get my makeup done. So here are are my must haves for everyday makeup. Hope you find this helpful. 🙂

Makeup items for working women

Face Makeup : I am a huge fun of clear and good skin. if I have to do just two things in my makeup I’d probably do kohl and skin. For everyday makeup , you can use a concealer + powder option or a tinted moisturizer / BB cream option. Either of them would help you give an even skin tone without making your skin look heavy or cakey. And of course, do carry your compact with you for touch ups during the day. 🙂

makeup for working women


Concealer + compact

working women makeup

tinted moisturiser + compact

 Brows : Most Indian women are blessed with full brows so it only takes a few seconds to fill up the gaps. And if you have no brow correction to do , just take a clean mascara wand and comb it through your brows.


Eye Makeup : If you are wearing a bright lipstick, you can do with just mascara on your lashes. If you are a kajal girl, you may just line your eyes with a waterproof eyeliner and use mascara. Mascara opens up your eyes and as instant wake-me-up look to the face.


Blush : I feel blush adds so much freshness to the face. There are umpteen options available in the market in terms of colors and textures. 10 seconds blush application = hello fresh face. If you are not too comfortable using blushes, start with sheer blushes. They are very forgiving.


Lipsticks / lip glosses : I mean can do without them? If nothing else – compact + mascara + lipstick makes so much difference to the face.


or if you find keeping so many products handy in the morning, go get a custom made palette for yourself. Works even for the laziest of beings. 😛


A little bit of makeup has never killed anyone. It wouldn’t kill you as well. 😛 Have fun with it. 🙂 TGIF everyone!!! Anyone going for ‘ye jawani hai deewani? ‘

Btw you liked me new piccys? I got a new MACbook and I am sort of playing with photographs and editing tools. *happydance*

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75 thoughts on “8 Must Have Makeup Items for Working Women

    1. hi sakhi there are a ton of tutes on the website. you may check them and makeup come with practice. So guess you should start taking your baby steps. :))

  1. Hey Rati…I loved each and every part of this post…n the pics rock totally…even I am also high these days on photo editing and all…. *happydance* *happydance*

  2. Hi RATI…

    I am enjoying my work from home for today..
    Nice post.. what can we use to fill our brows? it shouldn’t be too costly though.
    Where can we see your new Pictures??

  3. Last tenminutes of my wrk hours this week..i m reading this post.. n leaving for the day..
    TGIF 🙂 *happy dance* *happy dance*
    I agree Rati, a littlemakeup nt only makes u look good, but wen u see urself in the mirror, ur mood perks up..seeing a fresh face.. *whistle*
    and this weekend i m gogin to enjoy my new car ride… *happydance* *happydance*
    and plz share ur revus on YJHD…and dat song”battameez dil”…i’mso fed up of seein tat on tV every 10minutes.. *headbang* *headbang* *headbang*

  4. Dats a nyc post Rati… *clap* and I am usually a no makeup gurl in office, just my kajal and lip balm but with clean and healthy skin…. *preen* will try n add mascara into my routine…hope dat will improve my appearance n give me dat super confidence.. *nails*
    btw, today my office club is taking us all employees for the movie yeh jawaani ahi deewani in the evening… *happy dance* *happy dance* m sure its gonnna be a rocking movie…

    1. OMGG!! enjoyyy!! I am so looking forward to watching that movie *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* yeah mascara makes a ton of a difference. 🙂

  5. I loved this article *woot* you have arranged the pics nicely step wise *hifive* n yes good editing.. the pics are like the ones that come in the magazine *pompom* me too got a new iphone.. smae pinch for apple *hifive* *hifive*

  6. I leave for work at 7 am so I can do this only on reaching! *powder* *powder* I wanna get my paws on that palette asap. It looks so perrrrrrfect!! *woot* *woot* *woot*
    Very helpful post Rati, I loooovee these kinda posts by u.. Maybe you could also do ur top ten favorite lippies or something similar? *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*
    TGIF!! Am going to Yeh Jawani… Hope its a fun movie, I have had enough of the serious drama stuff, considering that its happening in real life too! Ufff! *headbang* *headbang*

    1. Okay I’d do the lippies post. That would be fun. Havent done one in a while *happy dance* *happy dance* one of my freind also does that and apparently she is also in bangalore. She gets ready after reaching office 😀 😀

      me too looking forward to the movie *woot* *woot* TGIFF *puchhi* *puchhi*

  7. Super Post Rati! Totally agree on getting ready for the day, makes you feel so good about yourself 😀 Plus helloooo! We are all girls it’s just so much fun to be girls and play around with sooo many things and colors! *happydance* *happy dance*

    I am a total Kajal girl, I feel I look sick if I don’t apply one! *cry*

    Congrats on your New Mac *hifive*

    1. Thanks vidhi . *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* yeah man! Gotta feel colorful and pretty all the time *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* *preen*

  8. Awesome pictures Rati……Loved the post *puchhi* *puchhi* I have immense respect for women who do take time out and dress up, I do not do that and feel its necessary to dedicate a little time to get ready…thanks for this post *puchhi*

  9. *oye balle* *oye balle* *oye balle* *oye balle* wonderful useful post and ur pics are just awesome …very crisp thanks again for this informational post *duh* *duh*

  10. IMBB has taught me everything that i know about makeup,this article added to that yet again,thanks :-)just a year back i was a talc on the face & out the door girl,i dont even recognise her anymore,phew!!!!

  11. wonderfoool post and piccys rati di… *happydance* *happydance*
    i am also thinking i should move ahead of ‘liners and lipppies only’ makeup… *oye balle* *oye balle*

  12. Btw Rati can you suggest a decent blush for a beginner like me? Thats the only makeup item i cant seem to get the hang of

      1. HI Neha and shami, Lemme take that one 😀

        Beginner blush has to be a nude pink, I highly suggest nutmeg from NYX for day wear https://makeupandbeauty.com/nyx-powder-blush-nutmeg-review/
        For a pink one Lakme day blushes shade https://makeupandbeauty.com/lakme-absolute-blushesday-sheerday-blushes-review-swatches/ and jordana touch of pink https://makeupandbeauty.com/jordana-touch-of-pink-blush-powder-review/
        Muaves my fav are https://makeupandbeauty.com/faces-cosmetics-opera-mauve-blush/ and inglot 55 shade and 27 too

    1. Laxmi you can visit inglot store, tell them your requirement,get the refills you like and buy an empty palette of ur choice

  13. you know Rati, i agree with you completely, even in my office 95% girls dont wear makeup at all, i started wearing makup when i started reading IMBB, now i do all the point you mentioned above excpet blush :(.. if i go with little bright lipstick na, thats it the remaining 95% ppl would stare at me *blush* *blush* *blush* *blush*

  14. I need this 😀 all I do in the morning is sunscreen and kajal *scared*
    Anyways guess what I got my new MacBook Pro this January as well *hifive*
    It is the most amazing laptop ever!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

    1. yeah I agree, it’s amazing . I got macbook pro too. My prev macbook was the regular white one. I wish pro also came in white option though 😛

  15. This is a useful post Rati. It sure will give most girls a good push to look nice everyday for them to feel better too. 😀 😀 *preen* *preen*

  16. Hi rati…. TGIF to you too…. lovely post! I must say you have your daily makeup schedule quite organised *thumbsup* I try so hard to manage my makeup routine, never happens…… I think I get bummed down with all the supposed intricacies which are actually nonexistant, that I get quite scared it will eat up all my time and i’ll be late for work…. so I usually leave home with just sunblock!!! lol! But u made it look quite easy and made my demon go away, so i’m gonna try your routine… thanks a ton doll! *thankyou*

    1. actually once the routine gets fixed it barely takes 5-10 minutes. Trust me. Give it a try!! It’s just the matter of keeping thing in one place. 🙂

  17. After IMBB, I have become sunscreen, lip balm nd Kajal girl, I think its time to move on Mascara nd lippies…Thanx Rati for great post..nd congo on Macboook, I also got my Nexus today…:) plz give mascara suggestions for contact lens users..

  18. Wonderful article Rati *clap* .. *happy dance* .. Your article will make anyone inspired *whistle* *jai ho*

  19. awesome pictures!!! *clap* *clap* and a very helpful post *jai ho* *jai ho* can’t wait to have a custom palette *happydance* *happydance*

  20. Such a fantastic review … I want that pallet *waaa* *waaa* where can I get one *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  21. *announce* YJHD an epic mooovie 😀
    Go go guys u just have to watch this movie…
    Deepika is looking smokin hot all thru the movie I love her makeup.. *minimalistic*
    N ranbeer is as usual *whistles*

  22. glad I caught this article before it disappeared.

    Coming to this article, I follow this routine except for the blush becos I just forget *headbang* . All the makeup techniques and tricks I know are becos of IMBB *thankyou* and my biggest makeup must have has been concealer and the liquid eyeliner/gel eyeliner. *haan ji*

    Fab pics Rati. Fab article..The biggest must have for all of us is this article. *puchhi*

  23. Hi Rats,
    Totally Loved the postnd the pics r really nyc… *clap*
    Its lyk a 3D image… *happy dance*
    I don’t use mascara every day.. but it surely makes ur eyes look
    Keep up d gud wrk… m happy for u n imbb *puchhi*

  24. superb pics and worth reading as well as worth sharing article.. *clap* i’ll save it for future when i’ll work outside.. *happydance* *happydance*
    I love d way u click pics and finally the way they come out.. *clap* *clap*

  25. Hey Rati, this is a v helpful post! I too am a fan of clear skin but have always and am still battling with acne..though m approaching 30s! 🙁

  26. Hi… I have been following the blog since longer but became a member recently. Rati, could u tell me which blush u have shown in the pic above. I am nc30-35… Will that blush suit me… Or is it more for cool toned people

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