Fresh Office-Ready Beauty Trends for Work

What hits the runway and what you can actually wear to work don’t always go mano y mano. If you want to freshen up your look for spring and summer, while staying professional and tasteful when at work, you’ve got options. Here are eight beauty trends to update your look for work.

1. Bold Matte Lips

Ditch the glossy, shiny lipsticks this season. Opt for lip color that goes on matte. It almost looks like velvet when it’s done right. Hues of red dominate this trend, with appearances on the catwalks of Jason Wu and Badgley Mischka.

When prepping for the office, stick to styles that are both in vogue and can be muted enough to be worn into work. These include painted stripes and updated French tips.

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4. Make Your Eyes Blue

Hues of blue are everywhere in spring/summer 2016 lookbooks. Although many collections featured models with large, bold hits of electric blue, the trend also can be worn more delicately.

With dainty strokes of liner, like makeup artists did for the Monique Lhuillier fashion show, you’ll be on-point fashion-wise, without calling too much attention to yourself.

Invest in pink and coral hues to add to your makeup kit. If you just want to give this look a try without doling out your hard-earned money, use what you’ve probably already got in your make-up bag—bronzer.

We’ve seen braids worn down the runway for several seasons now. However this style of pulling back long hair keeps getting reimagined each year.

The spring/summer 2016 collections switched to face-framing braids. Try a French braid pulled down crossing the forehead, like in the Herve Leger by Max Azria show, or any of these 100 pin-worthy braided styles.

Spring is meant for new beginnings and freshening up. And that includes your beauty routine. With these eight trends you’ll have instant #IWokeUpLikeThis vibes just in time for the warmer, sunnier days ahead.

Sarah Landrum is the founder of Punched Clocks. | Image | Bloguettes