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makeup for work

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

If you're a professional, you know how important it is to look your best. Whether you're on a plane or in a boardroom, looking your best will do wonders. Here are some of the best makeup products for work that will help you look good while getting work done.

CLINIQUEAll About Shadow™ Quad Eye Shadow

Size: 0.016 oz/ 0.45 g·ITEM: 1540012

Color: Teddy Bear

141 Reviews


Great, long wearing and doesn't crease, even after a 10 hour day at the office. Blends well and still maintains it's deep color....The black works great for a smoky night or date look also.

What it is:
A palette of eyeshadows in four complimentary colors that allows you to create a variety of looks, from natural to dramatic.

What it does:
All About Shadow Quads feature four versatile, complimentary shades to wear alone or layer together in different combinations. For dark skintones, lighter shades will impart a more dramatic look and dark shades for a more natural style. Dark shades look more dramatic on fairer skins; light ones look more natural.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens


If you plan to wear it to work/school and have it on all day, it will look awful. ...Very lightweight on the skin, doesn't even feel like your wearing makeup! Doesn't do the best job at concealing imperfections but is perfect for summer with the spf 15!

What it is: A silk-enriched formula that controls shine while hydrating where it’s needed.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is oil-free.

NUDESTIXMagnetic Eye Color

Size: 0.10 oz/ 3 g·ITEM: 1864099

Color: Taupe

351 Reviews


I love how using this shade on my brow bone works to lift & define my brows, though I don't use it on my lids because it makes them appear dry and crepey and looks odd on its own bc I have dark eyelids (could make it work likely but Im not into primers etc) It is so quick and easy to apply. ...Matt colours works beautifully. I mix with glossing stick. Good performer lasted 8 hours as if nothing on the lids.

What it is:
A super long-wearing eyeshadow pencil that provides intense color in satin and matte finishes, precise lining, and primes lids for all-day wear.

What it does:
This 24-hour wear, waterproof, neutral eyeshadow pencil highlights the face’s high points, including the cheekbones, tear ducts, and brow arches.

tarteSex Kitten Eyeliner

Size: 0.007 oz/ 0.21 mL·ITEM: 1900976

Color: Black

183 Reviews


works great...This product works great. It stays on as long as you need and it’s just a really good eyeliner....Works Well On Lower Lash Line...This works well on my lower lash line & did not smudge very much.

What it is:
A waterproof, gel eyeliner with a tug-free, triple-black pigment.

What it does:
Glide on sharp, black liner looks with this waterproof, smudge-proof gel eyeliner that’s ideal for the delicate lash line and inner rim. Formulated with waxes, the soft, comfort-glide tip applies with the ease of a pencil to the tightline and lash line without pulling or skipping.

KVD BeautyLock-It Finishing Powder Refill

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 1927235

Color: Medium

29 Reviews


After 13 hours straight of work my face still looks matte! Which surprised me a lot.. coming from a oily face during the summer. ...FINALLY ONE THAT WORKS!...It takes A LOT for me to like a product & for it to REALLY work on my oily skin. Definitely worth a buy & not as expensive as other products I’ve tried that FAILED.

What it is: A weightless pressed finishing powder that layers smoothly over foundation for a perfected, soft-matte complexion that lasts all day.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This pressed powder is enriched with ultrafine absorbing powders to help blot away excess oil, so it keeps your complexion looking fresh and radiant without settling in fine lines. The compact is refillable—once you hit the pan, simply pop in a new refill. It also includes a cushion-puff applicator.

Melt CosmeticsAllday Everyday Eyeliner

Size: 0.40 oz / 1.20 g·ITEM: 2229433

Color: Baked - vibrant dijon

32 Reviews


Works wonderfully as a lipliner....It’s so pigmented and has a dream formula!! So easy to work with!

What it is: A long-wearing, waterproof eye pencil in a range of high-intensity, ultra-pigmented shades.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This versatile, creamy formula effortlessly glides on, allowing for a precise application and enough playtime to blend and smudge. Create a bold wing or use it as an eyeshadow base—there are endless ways to play.

Artist CoutureStay Lit Liquid Eyeshadows

Size: 10 oz/ 3 g·ITEM: 2491538

Color: Litty Kitty - sparkling copper with silver pearls

11 Reviews


Perfect for work...You have to work quickly with blending it in right away and do one eye at a time.

What it is: Must-have liquid eyeshadows in five high-impact shades with sparkling and duo-chrome finishes to create endless looks.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. These products are also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Slay all day with the rich, high-impact color of Artist Couture’s Stay Lit Liquid Eyeshadows. The flexible, whipped formula is packed with high-shine pearls and full-coverage pigment. Swipe on for a bold, metallic finish or blend out with your finger or dense blending brush for a medium-coverage, sparkling finish. Primer? Never heard of it. This self-setting formula locks down in seconds to guarantee up to all-day wear.

Benefit CosmeticsBADgal BANG! Volumizing Waterproof Mascara

Size: 0.3 oz / 8.5 g·ITEM: 2520294

Color: Black - pitch black

30 Reviews


Lashes look great, but super smudgey by the end of the work day. Also quite difficult to remove with my go-to make-up remover. ...I used cleansers for waterproof makeup & a MakeUp Eraser & still had trouble removing it.

What it is: A fan favorite, BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara is now available in a waterproof formula— BADgal just got badder.

Formulation Type:

Benefits: Waterproof

What Else You Need to Know: This gravity-defying formula, featuring ultralight aero-particles, creates major volume without weighing down lashes for waterproof volume without the weight.

Clinical Results: In an instrumental test on 20 participants, this mascara was shown to:
- Provide up to 36 hours of wear


I was skeptical but it works great. Stays in place on the waterline! I want every color!...I purchased this pencil after I read some reviews. I wore it to work yesterday 8 hour shift and this liner lasted all throughout my shift.

What it is: A nude-toned eyeliner that provide a bright, wide-eyed effect for the waterline and creates opaque coverage in one gentle swipe without tugging.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This ultra-creamy pencil can be used as cream shadow. It is easy to blend all over your eyes, and once it is set, it won't smudge. This eyeliner is also transfer resistant with up to 10 hours of wear.

HAUS LABS BY LADY GAGAOptic Intensity Eco Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Size: 0.04 oz / 1.3 g·ITEM: 2572675

Color: Beige Matte - sandy nude

53 Reviews


I wanted to love this but it didn’t work out, it swatches great so I bought it, but once I used it, the pigment wasn’t great, it came off sheer and patchy, and you can’t really layer it on or it will take off what underneath it. ...I have tried other brands many people swear by, but they just didn't work on my skin. The Haus Labs eyeliners do work for me - better than any other I have tried the last 30 plus years!

What it is: A clean, creamy, gel-like eyeliner that deposits intense, long-wearing color with every smooth stroke.

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Vitamin E: Smooths, conditions, and protects.

- Argan Oil: Nourishes skin and hair.

- Kajal: Safe for waterline.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is clean, vegan, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Clean, high-impact artistry color join forces in a long wear, gel-like sharpenable pencil eyeliner that glides like a liquid and lasts all day.

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