Easy Office Eye MakeUp Tutorial

Here is a simple 5 minute office makeup tutorial. You don’t have to use the same products I have used, you may use anything you want. πŸ™‚ This makeup tutorial is especially for people who are mostly working in office setting. Hope you like it. πŸ™‚

Office makeup Tutorial
Office makeup Tutorial

Start by priming your eye lids.


Apply primer on lower lash line as well. Leave inner third of lower lash line.

Prime lower lash line
Prime lower lash line

Take any flesh coloured pencil for highlighting. You may also use a nude lip pencil. I don’t use white pencil because I find it a little hard for my skin tone. This shade is a little lighter than my skin tone. That’s why I use it as a highlighter.

MAC Chromagraphic pencil
MAC Chromagraphic pencil

Apply the nude eye pencil just below the arch of your eye brow.

chromagraphic on browbone
chromagraphic on browbone

Blend it with finger.

blend chromagraphic pencil
blend chromagraphic pencil

Like so.

Like so
Like so

Apply the same pencil on the inner corner of your eye.

inner corner
inner corner

Bend it with finger.

inner corner blend
inner corner blend

Now take MAC Soft brown eye shadow..

MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow
MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow

and place it all over your lid..

Soft brown eyeshadow on lid
Soft brown eyeshadow on lid

and a little above the crease. This way you don’t have to worry about blending etc..

on crease
on crease

Now pick MAC twinks eye shadow with the same brush..


and place it all over your eye lid.

Twinks on lid
Twinks on lid

Now pick black eye shadow with a liner brush. You may use gel liner or pencil liner instead of black eye shadow. I feel eye shadow gives a little softer look for office makeup.

MAC Carbon as eyeliner
MAC Carbon as eyeliner

Line your upper lash line. Keep the eyeshadow closest to your lashline.


Like so. You can stop at this point. Apply mascara and your office eye makeup is done. πŸ™‚


I’ll be doing a few more steps. Pick twinks on the tip of flat shader brush.


Just press it lightly on your lower lash line.

Twinks on lowerlash line
Twinks on lowerlash line

Stop at two third.

Twinks on lowerlash line
Twinks on lowerlash line

Now apply the flesh pencil on the inner third.

chromagraphic on lower lashline
chromagraphic on lower lashline

blend with finger.


Line your waterline with kajal (optional). You may use brown pencil as well.

Kajal on waterline
Kajal on waterline

Smudge kajal with finger.


Curl lashes and apply mascara.


Done. πŸ™‚

complete look
acomplete look

Keep your blush and lipstick soft and non shimmery for office. Carry compact, kajal and lipstick with you for touch ups during the day. πŸ™‚


Eye Makeup Brushes used : Sigma E 25, Colorbar Flat Shader brush, Sigma E 05.


Face Makeup – Makeup For Ever HD Foundation, Lotus Herbals Pure Color Lipstick Mod Mauve, Colorbar Blush Just Earth

face makeup
face makeup

Eye Makeup : Mac Painterly Paint pot, MAC e/s Twinks, Carbon, Soft Brown, Estee Lauder Maganascopic Mascara. Lakme Satin Kajal, Lash Curler, MAC Chromagraphic pencil NW 15

eye makeup
eye makeup

I have used MAC chromagraphic pencil but you may use any nude lip pencil as well. Just make sure that it doesn’t go inside your eye. Beyu makes a nude lip pencil. It works just fine.

Beyu Lip pencil
Beyu Lip pencil

What is your office makeup routine? πŸ™‚


160 thoughts on “Easy Office Eye MakeUp Tutorial

  1. Hi Rati,

    Great tutorial, love this look for formal occasions, also great for a starter who isn’t into eyeshadows yet (like me) and would find it difficult to figure out crease, outer V, etc.

    Quick question: can you suggest some drugstore dupes for MAC Twinks?

  2. wow! nice tutoria Rati! my sister loved it! :-))
    hey rati can you tell me how can i put info about my blog in the comments section like everyone else??????????????
    just like radhika’s last blog…………….

    1. And you didn’t like it. 😐 😐 😐 πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

      Oh! there is a little check box next to commentluv under the comment box. Just check on that. πŸ™‚

  3. hehe i liked it too! πŸ˜› but my sister goes to office! n me still studying……

    ooohhh but i will surely xperiment it (for future……….) :yes:

  4. IM very very curious about that MAC chromagraphic pencil …. what eeeeeesss ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

    Tell tell no… and dont be eeenie meanieee….. i louuuu u !

  5. eeeny meeny ? 😐 😐 😐 😐

    Okay chromagraphic pencil something that you can put on your waterline. Generally a pencil of this shade is great for people with small eyes. If they put a kajal or a dark liner inside their eyes, their eyes tend to look smaller. So if they apply a white or flesh coloured pencil the eyes would look bigger.

    It’s like you do a smokey eyes, apply black eyeshadow won your lower lash line and apply chromagraphic pencil on your waterline. Your eyes wouldn’t look smaller or closed.

    I love to use this pencil for highlighting because I think white pencil looks quite star on most Indian skin tones.

    Unfortunately all the products that we truely love in MAC are LEs. These ones also are. They came up with 2 shades. It is still available here in Delhi because I don’t think many people buy it. πŸ˜›

    1. Gotcha – I knew about the light pencils to open ur eyes – i just hadnt heard of these ones – Mac does a normal Kohl in white also na – for the same purpose – I hope I can get my hands on these babies in Mumbai – otherwise sucks :-(( :-((

      Not liking that its a LE *grumpy*

      eeenie meeenie is like mean version of Inky pinky

      I love rhyming things – so much fun !

      1. These came with pret – a papier collection. The funniest thing is that thes pencils were not launched when the actual collection was launched . They came in much later and by then most people had accepted the fact that these wouldn’t be available in India. I think that’s why mac stores still have this.

        yeah there is white mac kohl. πŸ™‚

        I think white would look nice on you. you are gori gori na. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

        1. LOL no Gori Gori – about the same skin tone as you πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› And I think this will only last until I cease living my creeepy vampire like existance and go back to being my very Dark NC 45 self πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

            1. Isnt the vampire going out of town ?!

              Speaking of MAC eyeshadows – hows the Carbon turning out ? I am still deciding between that and the INGLOT black …. sigh choices choices …….

              1. I think may be next week. πŸ™‚

                It’s a nice shadow. Actually Janhavi I was using such a horrid black eyeshadow that this Carbon feels like a blessing in my life. πŸ˜› Radhika was telling me the other day that I keep suing that VOV e/s in my tutorials and keep asking people not to buy it. Who would believe you. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

                I wonder of Inglot has a matte black. They mostly have more shimmery colours.

                I think you must have eye shadows from both brands. Both of them do an outstanding job. πŸ™‚

                1. Ahhhhhh “I think you must have eye shadows from both brands. Both of them do an outstanding job.” I am going to save this quote and blame my credit card bill on it πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

                  Ive seen you curse that VOV eye shadow on a few tuts and stuff – LOL, how come it took you so long to buy another one ??? me been drooling over that carbon for 3 months now – you dont know how much its killing me that I have to wait till im back to buy all this stuff..

                  BTW whats the deal with original VOV in India – I’ve only seen the fake stuff like with Etude ( so much fake Etude stuff around ) :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain:

                  1. Actually Janhavi some people might want to kill me for this but I liked blacktied more than Carbon. I have no reason behind it but I just liked it more. Then came in all MUAs suggestions and it was carbon Carbon from everyone. So I was like well okay!

                    Well I have 2 more blacks – one from my lancome palette and one in estee lauder. Estee lauder one is a gorgeous black with multicoloured shimmer. (btw I am going to worship eL’s e/s one day πŸ˜› πŸ˜› ) . the lancome one is not as intense black as I would want it to be. And the Vov black. So I was kind of reluctant to buy more black but VOV finally forced me to BUY a black shadow. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                    I think I have the original VOV only because i purchased it from the direct dealer. The eyeshadows are amazingly pigmented but it was getting too much to clean the fall out every time. :(( Also I have heard a few people getting irritations and allergy with VOV eye shadows so I was kinda scared of them as well.

                    We have more of fake MAC here. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                    1. But Black Tied is not matte black no ? Im guess its like the “Smolder effect” like MAC has some great black eyeliners – at least 3 plain matte ones then the ones like Buried treasure but everyone always says Smolder Smolder – like that with all the black e/s s its like default Carbon u know what I mean na …….
                      But I saw the Black Tied shade – loooks very pretty pretty ……

                      I totally understand you worshipping E/L – Ive been drooling over tht blue dahlia palette since I laid eye on it – I tell you !

  6. I just sooper sooper love your eye makeup tuts. In love with them really :-* :-* :-* Oh! btw.. your tip on picking up less colour on the brush while applying was spot on!! Now I have no more brown coloured eyelashes at the end of it all πŸ™‚ Such a dhakkan me to not have thought of this. But takes longer and more patience πŸ™ …am learning am learning.

    1. he he thankies. Deepika. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      Glad it worked. :-* :-* :-*

      The whole process will get faster as you practice more and more. πŸ™‚

  7. wow!! that was quick n easy!! n veryyyyy nice at the same time…loved the way u used ur nude pencil below the brow!! thanks to u m also learnin a few makeup tricks!! :-* :-*

    1. Im soooo bored πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

      LOL me waiting waiting tooo – you go swatch when its out and make us all :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:

  8. Great look Rati…i checked your review MAC Chromagraphic Pencil on Eyes and truly liked this one, but wanted to know what is the price, and the dupe beyu…pls pls πŸ™‚

  9. I actually do something very similar every day. But I now keep experimenting with more colors. But style and look is the same. Looks nice. πŸ™‚ What I dont like is it doesnt stay the same till the end of the day.

    Great tut. Love the overall subtle look. You look pretty. :-))

    I hope you received my mail Rati.

    1. Jas, use a good primer. πŸ™‚

      Yes this one is a basic office look. You can experiment with more colours depending on the kind of job you have. :))

      1. Ohh! I love my job for that. I wear greens, blues, purples.. as wild as i want.. πŸ˜€ Drwaback: Late nights and uneven hours lead to dark circles.

        I bought MaxFactor Age renew foundation. N I really like it. Thanks for that! Next buy TBS loose powder and a primer. Which is the most recommended primer on IMBB?

        1. you in some media job? πŸ™‚

          If you are in Mumbai, get a mufe primer. If not mac does a great job with primers.

          In drugstores, it’s only maybelline that does primers. And if nothing then use an oil free moisturiser. It works just fine as a primer. πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Rati,

    I read your blogs everyday and i live those.. so today thoght of posting comment..
    excellent post on office eye makeup and what i liked is you posted it with pics step by step..
    I am new for this makeup world. i am not a big fan of eye makeup… i just use lipstickes and glosses while going to office.. but now decided to dare to put eye makeup too

    thanks again πŸ™‚

  11. Hi Trupti,

    Welcome to IMBB. πŸ™‚

    You know when I used to work in proper office setting , all I used to wear was kajal. And honestly, I was least bothered about doing touch ups then. Worst was that I was handling all HNI clients and I had to look all the more tip top and polished. The only think that worked in my favour was good dressing. πŸ˜€

    After years now I know how important it is to have some makeup when you are meeting clients. It looks nice and make you feel confident.

    Glad you liked it and do try it out. πŸ™‚

    And you must comment more often. It’s always good to have more people around.

    Thanks a ton! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Rati for replying… πŸ™‚

      I am dieheart for lip sticks and glosses and all lip makeup.. πŸ˜›
      but i never liked eye makeup.. and my eye makeup was just limited to kajal and in few occations eyeliner.. but till date i have never tried eyeshadows.. i feel it will look more bold on me… but i will definetly give a try now…

      one question; for eye makeup and for blushes which brushes are good to use??? ?:-)

  12. hey rati….
    very nice tutorial………best part is it will wrk well in a dental office also……….i m liking it………thx fr doing it……….and i m all in love with carbon ,twinks soft brown and ur eyes……… πŸ™‚

  13. rati jst tell me one thing….wen u have use a eye primer…..whts the use of putting soft brown all over the lid….wen u have to put twinks all over the lid…..

  14. Shilpa,

    There are two reasons I did it:

    1. It will prevent you from the process of blending. You apply the eye shadow on your lid and go above the crease. When you go above the crease your eyeshadow blending part is almost done. If you put it afterwards, you have to blend the eyeshadow that you put on your lid and the one above the crease.

    2. I like to blend 2-3 colours. I somehow find that looks nicer than just one colour and adds dimension.

    Actually even if you look at things around you nothing you would find anything with just one colour. Even grass is not in one colour..You’ll find shades of yellow, light green, grass green etc…So when you layer one eyeshadow on top of other, it looks prettier than just one single colour…

    I don’t know if you relate to that but I just like it that ways….:)

        1. :evilgrin: :evilgrin: whattttttttttt??? I just agreed..ya ya grass is lots of green and she throws pumpkins at me ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) 😐 😐 :devil: I have to copy-paste this to Jomol..grass green hehehheheeeeeeeeeeeee :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

  15. Dear Rati,

    Nice office makeup using browns tutorial. If wild horses manage to drag me to office some day, I will remember to use this very useful info. Otherwise, I was planning on trying this with my not so wonderful TBS trio when I go happily go wild-horse-dragging my husband to the mall on Saturday. Thank you very much for teaching such a nice makeup look….puke puke dies…

    Radhika :sick: :sick: :sick: dieddddddd :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

    You look pretty pretty with this makeup also..me no like you πŸ˜€ :-* :-* :-* :-*

        1. Ehhhh???? :smug: :smug: :smug: really you people are just tooo taking-me-for-granted kinds…I don’t just :cat2: everything…I have to see if I have the time….then I should feel like doing it…then you all should ask politely..then I might do it…hmmmmph….. 😐 😐 😐 errr…I have a flight to hop on to…you ppl save those :poop: and throw it at Jomol..on 29th πŸ˜€

          1. :announce: :announce: :announce: suno suno suno….Whosoever will make Queen of poopland :poop: :poop: feel good about copying :cat2: :cat: :cat2: a makeup, will be given a free Lotus Ginseng cream
            ~Courtsey Jomol!!
            :snicker: :snicker: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

  16. Hi Rati

    I read your blogs very often..
    I liked the way you posted this information (in photos) about light eye makeup for office… :yes: πŸ™‚

    I have never given a try for eye shadows.. but following your post I will sure give a try next time… :-))

  17. Dear Radhika,

    Thank you so much, I appreciate your :pumpkin: comments. I must say I missed throwing :poop: at you. But now that you have died. i am sending red flaaawweeerss for you.. :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

    and some

    :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :poop: :poop:

    Hope you like it.


  18. 😐 😐 😐 Tough choice…stay alive and get :poop: or die and get :pumpkin: and :poop: 😐 😐 😐

    :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :lamp: :evilgrin: Ratiiiiiii…just for you :present:

      1. Preeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnn :cloudy: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy:

                1. BESHTEST is Changi airport πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ The smoking zone is a terrace garden full of sunflowers πŸ˜€ Oh wait..beshtest is Bangalore airport cos thats the only place I will be going to ever :-((

  19. Hey Rati…one important question ?:-) ?:-) !! Have you done any shopping from amazon while staying in India? I used to buy all my stuffs from it, when I was in US and they were always great in that :yes: :yes: :yes: …but donno how stuffs work while being in India :-/ :-/ .. I mean anyone here having any shipping problems or some other stuffs to share with amazon? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  20. Hey Rati,

    has anyone commented you that your eyes are like Sharmila Tagore???
    when 1st time i saw ur pic i was just thinking she looks like someone… :smug: known face.. then suddenly thought of her… am i rite??

  21. hi Rati..i hav a tiny query which i want to get solved today itself… πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    as i am planning to do my first online makeup purchase(frm ebay.com), i just wanna make it clear tht when v r about to make the payment thru our credit card, the amount appears in Dollars.. so how do v cum to know tht how much i am paying in Indian currency( suppose i know tht i am purchasing for 1000 in Rs. then does the same amount gets deducted frm the credit card.. how do i get to know tht,do they show an equivalent indian amt).. i kno this is a weird ques bt plzzzz reply as i am planning to place an order today itself.. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    u hav already purchased online so am asking.. :-))

    1. Nids, just call up your bank and ask them what rate would they be charging you. It depends from bank to bank. Mostly it’s one or two rupee more than the actual exchange rate. πŸ™‚

    1. yeah radhika.. tht i kno .. but b4 paying i want to make sure tht i am actually paying wht i think is rght for tht item.. not anything extra..do u get it or am i sounding funny here.. does the indian currency equivalent is shown while v r paying ?? this is wht i want to kno..(uff i am confused n confusing others toooo…)

  22. I suppose you will just have to wait for Rati or anyone else who does online ordering to reply…you not ordering immediately right now naa? I know today..but I guess someone might answer in a while 😐

    1. thanks rati :-)) .. i think i’ll call up my HSBC bank pple.. BTW i’ll show u the item i purchased when i’ll get it.. (if i vil.. nvr kno wid online purchases.. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› )

      1. What do you mean “show you” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ show me toooooooooooooo πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

        1. :rotfl: :rotfl: radhika.. i wrote “item i purchased” after show u :-)) … & for more clarification(esp for u) i shud say tht ” wud mail the snaps to Rati of my online makeup purchase”.. aur kuch :laugh: :laugh:

          1. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :-* :-* :-* :-* πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ everrrrrrrrybody be goood to me πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :devil: :devil:

  23. hi πŸ™‚
    thanks yar …… i liked it a lot :thanks:
    actually i have jus completed my coll and gettin into the company so could u pls help me wit the way of dressing and face make up and other stuffs ?:)

  24. Hi Rati,

    I really loved this look and would definitely try it out. One question though.. I had bought a NYX eye primer a few days back………. haven’t used it one …not sure what was i thinking when i bought it; but i see now that the primer that you have used (and other members in other tutorials) has a pinkish/brownish tone to it but the NYX one that I have is completely white. Have i bought a wrong one??? do we need to buy the primer as per the skin tone???

  25. Hi Rati,

    what i great website! I cam across your blog while searching for shampoo reviews and have been reading article after article! Great tips! will surely be reading and commenting!

  26. Hey…My name is Monisha and i am 23yrs old..i have office from 10 to 7 and i wear lenses. Have really high power so cant avoid…i really love eye make ups but because my eyes are very watery my Kajal gets wear off in almost an hour…can u suggest me a good long lasting Kajal and also must have make up products in you hand bag…

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