The sea-goat. Born between 21 December and 20 January, Capricorns are both adaptable and sure-footed, just like the signature animal hybrid that represents this earth sign. Dependable Capricorns are the opposite of drama queens; they work with quiet self-discipline towards their goals. These career climbers are both practical and ambitious, which means that when it comes to workplace appearance, first prize is a look that is simple to achieve and business-minded.
Considering these qualities, here’s an understated, yet elegant, workplace look inspired by the Capricorn star sign. It’s perfect for when you want to subtly underscore your professionalism during that big boardroom presentation. And just as Capricorns value craftmanship, included are quality product recommendations to help you achieve this versatile weekday look.
The keyword here is “natural.” When it comes to foundation in the workplace, you want to hide your imperfections but keep the coverage lightweight and as close to your natural tone as possible. True Match Liquid Foundation from L’Oréal Paris contains skin perfecting pigments and enhanced shade matching for all-day, naturally-convincing and healthy-looking radiance.
Always go easy with your eye makeup. Avoid thick lines, smokiness and heavy mascara. The same goes for glitter. In short, you don’t want to look like you’ve arrived at work straight from a night out. You do want to emphasise your features though, so going completely eye makeup-free is not an option. NYX Professional Makeup’s Ultimate Shadow Palette Warm saves time and money with its 16 neutral shades in assorted finishes. Pair your choice of shadow with a simple line using the conveniently waterproof NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Eye Pencil in Jet Black.
Where you can introduce a bit of “oomph” to your otherwise subdued workplace makeup is your lips. A strategically placed pop of vibrant red (not too dark and sultry!) conveys confidence and will emphasise your mouth while you’re sharing all those great ideas. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pleasure Me Red is a supremely comfortable matte choice for all-day wear.
There you go! Easy to achieve, classic and perfectly grounded for the office. Give it a try.