The Only Makeup Products I’ve Used Working From Home for the Past 4.5 Years

The Only Makeup Products I’ve Used Working From Home for the Past 4.5 Years

July 08, 2020 at 04:30PM

As a remote employee, I’ve been working from home for 4.5 years, which is a long time. My WFH tricks have certainly fluctuated throughout the years, but one thing that’s remained constant is that I always put on makeup, and on the rare days that I don’t, I feel less awake. Yes, it’s in my head, but if something keeps me from being productive, regardless of whether or not it’s tangible, I’m not going to do it. I’d much rather just take the extra 10 minutes to put on some makeup in the morning

The thing is, I steer clear of heavy makeup and stick to only natural products that allow my skin to glow as opposed to masking it. And I don’t bother with a lot of gadgets and tools. Just using my fingers, for the most part, speeds up the task a lot. I’ve stuck to the same types of products for years because they’re glowy and easy to apply. Scroll to shop them for yourself in case you too find yourself working from home these days (or just want some new product recommendations).

Tinted moisturiser is my friend. I’ve tried plenty of different ones, but this is my favourite, as it provides just a bit more coverage than most and stays on all day.

I don’t get as much sleep as I should, but this concealer makes me look like I got eight hours. It blends beautifully and melts into your skin.

I love a dewy glow but not a shiny glow. A thin layer of this powder does the trick, as it’s perfectly sheer.

Cream blush is my favorite for working from home. It’s much more natural than powder, and I find that this one doubles as highlighter because it stays dewy.

This is the eye shadow I use as my base layer every single day. It neutralises the redness and is also great on its own as it has a soft shimmer.

A wash of this pretty shimmer over the lids is the only other thing I apply. It miraculously never creases. It’s the best cream eye shadow on the market, hands down.

Glossier’s signature mascara gets a lot of hype, and it’s all justified. It helps lashes hold a curl and provides natural length. 

When it comes to brows, I always try to avoid obvious pencil marks. This hard, waxy formula blends right in, so no one will know. 

I love full, natural brows, and this Hourglass gel amps them up the perfect amount. The two-sided brush is genius and never deposits too much of the gel.

I can’t stand the feeling of lipstick or gloss when I’m working from home, but I like moisture and a hint of sheer colour. I’m obsessed with this dusty-rose balm, which provides both.

This is one of those beauty products I’ve bought multiple times over the years. It stays on for hours and looks good on everyone, as it reacts to your chemistry. It’s truly like your lips but better.

There’s no doubt that Tom Ford lipstick is wildly expensive, but the luxury doesn’t stop at the packaging. I find the formula to be exceptional for long wear and even application.

I usually reserve perfume for special occasions, and this one from Byredo is my absolute favourite.


The iconic egg shape of this hand cream is half the fun of pampering my hands before I go out. 

For a day event or evening out I amp up my coverage a bit, and Dior’s Forever Skin Glow gives me more of a flawless finish than my usual tinted moisturiser. I also love that it has built-in SPF so I can think about one less thing.

Next up, I don’t wear much makeup thanks to these skincare buys.

Author Allyson Payer | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC

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