My Work Make-Up Faves

Erica's Workweek Make-Up

So I have been getting a lot of requests lately on my make-up routine for work! Honestly, I change it up a bit and I think those of you familiar with my 9-5 (lol let's  be honest, my 4am to 10am), see me in a variety of different looks. I play around most with eye make-up and lipstick. My rule of thumb is to feature just one at any given time. So if I decide to do a dramatic smokey eye, then my lip color is muted. And vice-versa. 

As for brands, I gravitate toward NARS, MAC, Smashbox, and Urban Decay. The NARS Audacious line of lipsticks are simply to die for, the colors are stunning. For NARS Audacious lipsticks, I own Michiyo (a shocking pink), Charlotte (a deep bordeaux), and Barbara (my go-to nude). For MAC, I use Girl About Town (hot pink), Half 'n Half (another nude I love), and Russian Red (my bold & classic lippie!). 

All eye colors come from the NAKED 3 Palette by Urban Decay. I also use their lid primer. Half the time, I just use a liner and mascara on my eyes though. 

I try to go foundation-free if I can get away with it (yes, I have gone to work bare-faced!). However, if I need to even out my skin, then I turn to Urban Decay's NAKED foundation, or MUFE HD Powder. I contour with Smashbox's 3-Step Palette. 

So there you have it! Next up, I want to post close-up pictures of my make-up looks. Would you guys also like a tutorial from me? Let me know!

xo ek


  1. Those look like great products! :)


  2. LOVE! I use a lot of those for work too :)


  3. Great picks. I haven't tried that Smashbox palette, but I like their other products.

  4. I love the Benefit They're Real mascara -- I have to repurchase it. Great picks and would love to try the NARS lipstick!

    Aissa // tea in january

  5. NAKED Palette,♥ Nice post, dear. What if we follow each other? Let me know, sweetie!

    Simona |


  6. Great picks! I love the Naked Palette and Nars lipsticks!

  7. I've heard so many good things about the NAKED eye palette! I also use the same kind of blush!


  8. The Naked palette looks so amazing! I would love to see a tutorial :D

    xx /

  9. Super nice cosmetic post! Love it ;)
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

    My Showroom

  10. I take my hat off to you for going foundation-free, I'm still trying to work my way up to that haha ;) I love your 9-5 selections and the Naked 3 palette is still on my wish list! Have a lovely week :)


  11. I love the new NARS lippies! So pigmented and gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge


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