We love hearing from makeup experts and enthusiasts about their tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to beauty. Today, makeup extraordinaire Marcela Alcala sounds off on five lipstick looks to take you through the work week!

Work weeks are stressful. You have meetings, deadlines, appointments, early mornings and don’t even get me started on the endless emails. With so much going on and so many work-related things on your mind, it’s no wonder getting ready in the morning is such a hassle. To help you better navigate your work-week beauty routine, I’ve come up with five fab lipstick looks for any outfit!

work week lipsticks
Manic Mondays
Mondays can be rough and most of us don’t have more than 10 minutes to spare on primping when running out the door. Get your eight hours of beauty sleep in and look fabulously fresh by adding a pinkish coral lipstick to your work attire!  My fave is NYX Butter Lipstick in Little Susie. This fun coral shade will brighten up any look, especially the über professional, neutral-colored ensembles. Your vibrant pout will be like coffee for the face!

Supermodel Tuesdays
Don’t you love those mornings when you effortlessly come up with a supermodel outfit? I’m talking about that “I woke up like this” look that models are known for: jeans and a T-shirt, some cool boots, and the amazing no-makeup makeup look. This neutral makeup look is all about letting you and your skin shine, so stick to natural-toned lipsticks like NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops.

Wednesday Date Night
Got a date? I have the perfect color to make your eyes and lips pop! Try this shiny beauty trend by swiping a glossy pink color (I love L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in Rose Symphony) on the center of the lips and blend it out for a sexy little pout!

Lazy Thursdays
After a long week, we all have that lazy day when we don’t want to make an effort in putting on a full face. Trick everyone into thinking you actually tried by wearing a deep wine-colored lipstick like NYX Matte Lipstick in Siren!

Friday night is the perfect time to turn up your beauty! Whether you are doing the classic smoky eye or bright purple eyeliner, make sure to stay light everywhere else. When in doubt, stick to your nude or light brown lipsticks! My fave is Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Gloss in Almond Crush

Photography: Chan Lin

Model: Marcela Alcala


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