6 Old-School Beauty Tips That Really Work

Ready for the new work or school year? With these beauty tips, you choose the right makeup, skincare and perfumes and start the new season full of confidence. Let that promotion or award come!

Although the summer holidays looked slightly different from other years, we are slowly getting ready to go back to work or school. And we do this with a renewed focus … to ourselves! You start the new work or school year with a fresh mindset where your own well-being takes precedence, and you are full of new energy in the starting blocks. And that includes the right beauty products. Can you rock red lipstick in the workplace? What perfume is appropriate to wear to school? And how do you keep your skin hydrated for the entire (home) working day? Thanks to these 6 beauty tips, you are more confident than ever!


1. First aid for air conditioning and indoor air

Sitting inside all day dries out your skin quickly. Therefore, apply a good moisturizer in the morning, such as nuxe’s Crème Prodigieuse Boost Multi-Correction Silky Cream that deeply moisturizes your skin and even corrects the effects of stress on your skin. Don’t forget your sun protection! Because even if you are only outside for half an hour a day during your lunch break, your skin can also be damaged.

Tip: always put a moisturizing spray in your work or school bag so that you can refresh your skin during your break.


2.Put your best to the fore

Of course, you want a well-groomed look during the day with a nice even complexion, but you don’t have to use a thick cream foundation for that. A light-covering BB or CC cream is your ideal makeup colleague: it gives you a more even look in a very natural way by camouflage discolouration and large pores and cares for your skin in the meantime.

Not much bathroom time in the morning? No problem, because many BB creams like Hydra Zen BB Cream SPF 15 from Lancôme hydrate your skin and protect against the sun so you can skip your day cream.


3. Don’t: smokey eyes

Black smokey eyes, glitter eyeliner and fake lashes are, of course, better reserved for girlfriends evening. But that doesn’t mean you have to keep your eyes completely makeup-free during the day! Subtly put them in the spotlight with nude and brown eyeshadow like the shades of BE Creative Makeup’s Essential 001 Eyeshadow Palette. A few layers of mascara will open your gaze more, but don’t overdo it.

What about your eyebrows? You can turn it on because power brows exude extra confidence. Ideal if you want to make a lasting impression with your boss or teacher! Anastasia Beverly Hills’ popular and cruelty-free Brow Definer is a handy pen that makes it easy to fill in your eyebrows and add hairs.


4. Let your lips speak

Red lipstick at work or at school? It can be perfect! Red lipstick gives your confidence an instant boost. Just make sure you keep your eye makeup very neutral. Choose a matte shade like Matt Madness Lipstick ‘010 Hot Pepper’ from BE Creative Makeup, which stays in place. This way, you don’t have to run to the toilet all the time to check if your lips are still well lipsticked!

Does it really not fit into your company or school culture, or do you not like to walk around with striking lips? The Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm from Clinique gives your lips a subtle colour and takes care of them simultaneously. Try the ‘Curviest Caramel’ shade for your lips but better effect or ‘Heftiest Hibiscus’ if it’s allowed to be a little more cheerful.


5. Give a presentation? Choose a focal point

Do you have to give an important presentation? We are convinced that the whole meeting room or class will already hang on your lips, but with the right makeup, you increase their attention span even more. Are you in a big room? Then choose a statement lipstick. With the matte lipstick Rouge Pur Couture The Slim ‘8 Contrary Fuchsia’ by Yves Saint Laurent, you make an impact.

In a small room or via an online (Zoom) presentation, it is better to focus on your eyes to connect with the audience. Apply a nude eye pencil like Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil ‘Pearl’ to your waterline (the inner edge of your eyes) to make your eyes look bigger.


6. Avoid a scent cloud

Looking for a promotion, friendlier look or a better focus? The answer is in your perfume. After all, with the right smell, you can boost your work performance! Whichever perfume you choose, spray a maximum of twice so that your fragrance remains subtle and you don’t put your entire office in your fragrance bubble.

You can also wear perfume to school. For example, opt for the wonderfully light Waterlily Cologne from Jo Malone London. Or boost your mood and your energy level with a citrus scent! Wave For Her van Hollister is such a fresh mix of sorbet, orchid and sundried teak wood that immediately elevates your concentration level during class. Spray your way to that award!