Daytime Reds

Now I know there are many of you looking at this title and probably wondering “is she serious?” well yes I am, I’ve heard so many people complaining that they are sick of wearing netural tones to the office. In surveys I’ve looked at most people wear browns/beiges and pinks to the office as they think any other is too bold. I think the trick is taming the colour down to make it work. After all its not a disco…it is the office. But colour is possible you don’t have to wash yourself out.

After my usual pre make-up routine this is what I used:


  • Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion (This is quite a think cream so make sure you rub it in well or you’ll have blotchy foundation)
  • Benefit eyecon
  • Benefit Erase Paste No.1 Fair
  • Revlon Beyond Natural 210 Light/Pale
  • Benefit Powderflage (Use¬†after¬†doing eye make-up)


  • Urban Decay Primer potion
  • Mac Paint Pot : Soft Ochre (A little goes a long way)
  • Mac Fashion Patch Mineralize eyeshadow white (the inner corner of your eye too open up your eyes)
  • Illamasqua powder eyeshadow : Demonic (Rest of the eyelid)
  • Mac eyeshadow : Soba (In the crease)
  • Barry M Dazzle Dust : Cherry Red (Overlay a little of Demonic)
  • Illamasqua powder eyeshadow : Lestat (My favourite black as you can build it up in layers, put a little over the red until the red is subtle, you can use a grey if you prefer)
  • No eyeliner : Unless you want dark eyes
  • Mac Macara x in Black x2 coats


  • Urban Decay Lipstick : Naked
  • Any subtle peach / nude lipgloss to add some sparkle

You can make this look as subtle or as vibrant as you want, add some red lips for night or wash out the red with some white/cream to make a different look.