The Best Makeup for Work

1/17 Kevin Amato
These products won't get you a raise, but they'll make you look darn good at work.



2/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Eye Shadow or Palette, Reader Winner
Urban Decay Naked Palette ($50, at Sephora) This 12-shadow kit has every neutral you'll need and—bonus!—comes with a shadow brush.


3/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Eye Shadow or Palette, Editors' Pick
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Portly Plum and Fuller Fudge ($16 each, The amethyst and chocolaty shades add subtle definition (and last from nine to five!).


4/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Concealer, Reader Winner
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Concealer and Treatment ($10, at drugstores) This opaque cream has vitamin C to fade spots over time. Also great on zits!


5/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Concealer, Editors' Pick
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Concealer ($17.50, With wrinkle smoothers, it plumps under-eye lines and offers total dark-circle camo.


6/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Mascara, Reader Winner
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara ($9, at drugstores) Plastic bristles thicken lashes evenly and impart a fanned-out, neatly defined effect.


7/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Mascara, Editors' Pick
Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow Mascara ($8.49, at drugstores) The flexible brush reaches every lash; the vitamin-enriched formula strengthens so lashes can grow. . .along with your career.


8/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Nail Polish, Reader Winner
OPI Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath ($9, at salons) It's a perfectly pigmented classic baby pink—not too cotton candy, and not so sheer it looks clear.


9/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Nail Polish, Editors' Pick
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in I Lilac You and Gray-T Escape ($8 each, at drugstores) Appropriately muted (read: tame enough) for work, but uniquely cool, thanks to lavender or grayish tones.


10/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Foundation, Reader Winner
BareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($27, at Sephora) Dust it on delicately or layer for full coverage. Either way, skin is left glowy and natural-looking.


11/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Foundation, Editors' Pick
Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($62, at Nordstrom) This highly pigmented liquid moisturizes and offers comfy coverage.


12/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Blush, Reader Winner
Nars Blush in Orgasm ($29, The gold-flecked, pink-peach favorite brings so much pleasure to everyone's cheeks, no matter your skin tone.


13/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Blush, Editors' Pick
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar ($24, Sinks right in for a healthy, peachy, real-life flush that endures a full day on the job.


14/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Lip Product, Reader Winner
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm ($3, at drugstores) Coconut and sweet almond oils provide non-tacky hydration. And peppermint makes it breath-enhancing.


15/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Lip Product, Editors' Pick
Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Blossomy Nude ($7.59, at Target) This rosy pencil is matte and moisturizing—the perfect professional combo.


16/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Shine Enhancer, Reader Winner
Moroccanoil Treatment ($43, at Just two drops of this argan oil-rich serum will bring even the most brittle hair back from the brink.


17/17 Thomas MacDonald
Best Shine Enhancer, Editors' Pick
L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Multi-Restorative Dry Oil ($7, at drugstores) Want some midday shine? This works on wet or dry hair.


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