Office fashion has evolved over time to move away from uncomfortable, stuffy blouse and pencil skirt combos and now leans more on put-together comfortable looks. With jeans and shirts without collars now fair game for office attire, simple is better — which is a huge relief but also can result in uninspired office looks.

Don’t fret — you don’t need to trade in your relaxed office attire to elevate your look. You can always count on your makeup to help your look pop! Invest in couture quality makeup from unique lines like By Terry that will ensure that, no matter what you wear, you will stand out and look dressed to impressed.

These makeup tricks are the best way to elevate your favourite comfortable office looks:

Statement Lip

Wear With: Crisp white top & jeans

A statement lip will add a pop of colour to any every-day outfit. Bring a simple jeans and t-shirt combo to the next level with any bold coloured lipstick. Any crisp white top will do!

Whether you want to spice up your outfit with RODIN OLIO LUSSO’s luxury lipstick in red or add an edgy flair with STILA’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick’s Notte shade (think plum, but glossy), your lipstick colour can make an otherwise simple look sleek and trendy.

According to Marie Clare, in a study of 460 women in the workplace, 91.2% found red lipstick as office-appropriate, with 78.8% finding it to be a total confidence booster!

If you’re not one for a dramatic lip, don’t forget that the sheer of your lipstick can also make a statement — whether you want to mature the look with a matte lip or make it playful with a gloss, you have countless options to play with.

Dramatic Eye

Wear With: Muted sweater

The seemingly endless winter season usually results in favouring comfort and warmth over style — and that’s totally okay. With offices tending to be on the colder side, it’s hard to stray away from those classic, work-appropriate, cozy sweaters.

The sweater and jeans combo is a winter staple, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little something to the casual outfit. Make your office look a bit more dressed up with a dramatic eye!

A smoky eye will give some intrigue to your look and spice it up a bit, without making it look like too much. Try out STILA’s Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette or IT Cosmetic’s Luxe Eye Shadow Palette for some cool muted tones that will make your eyes pop.

Moisturizing Foundation

Wear With: Any Blazer Combo

The important thing with foundation is to find one that is the right shade for you (not 3 shades too dark) and will also moisturize your skin instead of making it dry or, on the flip side, too oily.

Foundation is one of those things that can make or break your look, which is why the more natural the shade and sheer, the better.

A moisturizing foundation like Paul & Joe Beaute’s Moisturizing Foundation Fluid helps make for a natural makeup look that will add a softness to your office outfit. It evens out any blazer combo, whether you dress it down with jeans or are going for a trendier look with a pair of joggers.

If your typical office attire is on the simpler or more casual side, take it up a notch with these easy make-up tips that will only take little time out of your morning schedule. After all, your makeup has the ability to elevate any every-day outfit.