light makeup for work

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for light makeup for work.

If you're a working woman, you know that the right makeup can make all the difference. Whether you're going out for a night on the town or just running errands, a good eye cream, and some light coverage can help keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. Here are some great light-coverage options for work.

Westman AtelierBaby Cheeks Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick

Size: 0.21 oz / 6g·ITEM: 2434124

Color: Chouchette - nude peach

564 Reviews


You can definitely tell that it is build able for going out, or you can keep it subtle for the office. I received this product free from Influenster....Definitely a must for a quick and small makeup kit on the go or for a vacation when you need to pack light.

What it is: A clean, natural flush for cheeks. Buildable, hydrating finish that complements all skin tones.    

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick


The only thing is if you have very dark complexion, I would try to swatch in store first to make sure the light shades work on you. Overall, very happy with this gorgeous palette! ...I feel comfortable wearing these shades at the office as well as adding the sparkly ones for a night look.

What it is: A five-shade ensemble of rosy-taupe shades suited for classic or playful looks.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Natasha Denona’s Mini Starlette Palette provides soft-textured powdered mattes and shimmery, ultra-shiny metallics that blend seamlessly to produce vibrant, ultra-pigmented, long-lasting lasting looks. Whether creating a classic flaring appearance or light, smoky, playful eyes, these silky, soft-on-the-skin formulas are effortless to use with maximized impact. All Natasha Denona eyeshadows are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and allergen-free.

This Palette Contains:
- 5 x 0.028 oz/ 0.8 mL eyeshadows in Nude Mauve

LancômeMonsieur Big Volumizing Mascara

ITEM: 1956176

Size: Standard Size Black - 0.33 oz/ 10 mL

3.3K Reviews


I've used Better than Sex and Lights Camera Lashes and this honestly blew them out of the water. ...Works...Plus I have the sample size so not sure if full would work better.

What it is: A volumizing mascara for your most dramatic lashes yet—get a false lash effect with up to 12x more volume and up to 24 hours of wear.

What Else You Need to Know: Say goodbye to fake lashes and eyelash extensions and hello to longer lashes. This volumizing and lengthening mascara is smudge-proof and does not flake. The soft brush and wavy fiber bristles deliver high-intensity, while the ultra-black pigments evenly coat each lash for clump-free volume.

Clinical Results:
- 95% agree that it’s comfortable to wear all day long
- 93% found mascara has a good wear without retouching
- 90% found this mascara does not flake

Westman AtelierVital Skincare Complexion Drops Dewy Skin Tint

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2597953

Color: Atelier X.5 - soft caramel, warm undertone

521 Reviews


Perfect everyday no-makeup look base you need!...I use around 3-4 drops and apply it using my fingers and just apply a sheer powder on top - and it works perfectly! It does have a little oily shiny look so might not work for oily skin types, but definitely works for me. ...The color I got is a bit too light right now, but should work in winter. It gives a light coverage and isn’t heavy feeling.

What it is: A next-generation, hydrating skin tint packed with serum-strength actives to visibly improve skin texture, firmness, and radiance drop by drop.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tsubaki Oil: Visibly firms, hydrates, and retexturizes.
- Ginseng Extract: Visibly brightens, revitalizes, and soothes.
- Pomegranate Extract: Neutralizes free radicals and supports healthy-looking skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This skin tint is designed to work with your skin, not over it. Complexion-boosting drops quickly hydrate, v

NARSPowermatte Lip Pigment

Size: 0.18 oz/ 5.5 mL·ITEM: 2090041

Color: Somebody To Love - rose brown

1.7K Reviews


Amazing long wearing. Light weight which I love being that I work long hours and touch up can be an issue. ...I love this product, it stays all day long, the texture is very light so you don’t even realize you are wearing makeup.

What it is:
An innovative, weightless, matte liquid lip pigment with ultra-flexible, lasting wear.

What it does:
The Powermatte Lip Pigment features liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation with weightless, ultra-flexible long-wear.

Westman AtelierEye Pods Cream Eyeshadows

ITEM: 2434405

Color: Les Jours - chocolate/rich chocolate, tabac/warm bronze, neige/iridescent ivory

72 Reviews


I just use my finger and lightly press into my lid tho her eye brushes work well for me also. I find they do last quite well and still show through when I use a light layer of powder shadow over them. ...Super natural pretty shades that will rock a day at the office (when and if we all go back) or a weekend at the crags or hiking without being overdone.

What it is: A clean, luminous eye shadow trio for soft definition and sumptuous blendability. Velvety, buildable cream-powder formula with weightless finish.

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Rice Starch: For smooth application and unique fluffy sensation.

- Coconut Oil: Provides luxurious slip and blendability.

- Naturally Derived Pigments: Impart instant luminosity and radiance.

Ingredient Callouts: These products are gluten-free and cruelty-free.

This Set Contains:

- 3 x 0.03 oz/ 0.8 g shadows in Bonne Chance (khaki green), Bisou (golden peach), Frappe (mink brown)

Palette Size: Full size

CLINIQUEQuickliner™ For Eyes Eyeliner

Size: 0.01 oz/ 0.28 g·ITEM: 557413

Color: Black/Brown

1.5K Reviews


The color is perfect for daytime or nighttime makeup, at the office or at home. They are really easy to use and glide along the lashline. ...Great, light liner....Not as dark as I expected, but still a good product. Works great with a dark shadow.

What it is:
A silky pencil liner with no sharpening required.

What it does:
This automatic eye liner pencil twists up and glides on to line and define with ease. It smudges to a smooth blur of color with the convenient smudge tool on the opposite end. It needs no sharpening and the silky, transfer-resistant formula is always ready and stays on all day.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
Ophthalmologist tested.

tarteBig Ego Mascara

ITEM: 2234326

Size: 0.23 fl oz/ 7 mL

403 Reviews


It feels light on the lashes, and I haven't experienced any flaking. ...Beyond love this! Went from lights camera to this and it’s amazing!!!!!!!!!

What it is: A mascara that lets your lashes be full of themselves.

Highlighted Ingredients: 

- Babassu: Nurtures lashes.

- Glycerin: Helps hydrate.

- Panthenol (Vitamin B5): Provides antioxidant, soothing, and moisturizing properties.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This ultra-black, flake-free, vegan mascara from tarte instantly lifts, lengthens, and volumizes lashes.


Size: 0.12 oz·ITEM: 2245629

Color: Pigalle - neutral pink chocolate - matte

454 Reviews


Perfect lipstick to wear in the office or at night. Great coverage and beautiful shade....I thought the color would be too dark, judging from the tube, but once applied, it looks so good! Works at the office and on weekends - now a staple in my rotation.

What it is: A new lineup of long-lasting lipsticks, featuring an innovative, new formula that delivers instant color vibrancy and conditions lips for a hydrated feel.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Passion Fruit Seed Oil: Helps lips feel moisturized.
- Moringa Oil: Forms a barrier on lips that locks in color, preserving the look of vibrancy.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also gluten-free and fragrance-free.

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