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Beauty Tips for Female Senior Executives


Beauty Articles, Featured | by — July 22, 2011

Having worked for a number of years in a large corporate in Australia, I have noticed a pattern amongst senior female executives in this country.   Apart from being successful high achievers, there is another thing they all have in common.

That many of them seem to be clueless need advice in the beauty department.

Clearly money is no object to them, as they earn the top salaries in their organisation. And if they had any laziness in them they certainly couldn’t be in their positions now.

It would be unkind to say that they  don’t make an effort, so I am giving them the benefit of the doubt and assume they need a little help on how to incorporate a beauty regime into their incredibly busy lives.  I guess it can seem all too difficult when you’ve got a heavy load on your shoulders with family, work, critics and all.

As executives like to keep information concise and easy to digest, here are FIVE beauty tips for senior executives and ways to squeeze all this in a busy schedule.


5 Beauty Tips for Female Senior Executives

1. Outsource your beauty regime to keep daily maintenance minimal

Let the experts do all work with things like eyebrow shaping, facials and manicures.   Booking a monthly visit may sound like a huge time commitment, but it actually saves you time on a daily basis as nails/brows need low maintenance in between visits.

Why? Shaped brows lifts your face and takes years off your age.  Neatly manicured hands is synonymous with being professional.

2. A smooth, radiant face makes you look on top of the game.

Invest in plumping, firming skincare range with serums for both face and eyes.  Since you can probably afford it, use the same products on your neck / hands as your face.  If you’re being photographed for the media, wrinkle fillers and silicone-based foundation primers are your best friends.  The aim is to look hydrated, plumped “lit from within”, use a plumping foundation and keep powder to a minimal as it looks aging if over done.

Top Picks: La Prairie SkincareKiehls Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skin Tone Illuminator, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Makeup

3. With so many ways to define your eyes, there’s no excuse for not making an effort on the area people look atmost when engaging with you.

The eyes are the windows to one’s soul & the key area other people focus on when communicating with you.  So no matter how much you insist on achieving a ‘no makeup’ look, never leave the door without defining your eyes.  There are at least 5 different ways to define your eyes, so if you’re struggling with one method, try any one of these other tips below.

Five Ways to Define Your Eyes: (1) If you only have 5 seconds… apply mascara to curled lashes (2) An idiot proof method… is to use eyeshadow as liner (3) Most women prefer… waterproof eyeliner pencil (4) For eyes that mean business.. use a felt tip liquid eyeliner (5) For flirty eyes… try eyeliner gradation, which is achieved using pencil/liquid liner and blending it out with eyeshadow for a gradated effect.

4. Vibrant & smooth lips reminds others that you have a feminine bone left in you

Choose lipstick formulas that are pigmented, hydrating,  smooth lip lines and give a healthy sheen.   If you have thin lips, define with a lip pencil first or use a lip crayon for precise application.  The lipstick shade should be neither muted or loud – think of hues you’d find in a floral bouquet, not neon lights.

Lipsticks I swear by: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lipstick,  Bobbi Brown Lip Color, Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick,  Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine

5. Keep it short & styled

Mermaid Hair looks sexy only the young I’m afraid.  Give it the chop & invest in anti-aging hair treatments and a hair growth stimulant, to keep your hair shiny and bouncy.  If your hair is prone to random kinks, get your hair stylist to teach you how to blowdry & finish off with hair serum.

Top picks: Moroccanoil, Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Hair Care, Activance Hair Stimulant.

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If you don’t even have the time to shop for these products yourself, email your assistant this blog post, where you’ll find links to all the products, which are all available in Australia.

Now for the fun part.. I’d love to know if there’s someone in your workplace that needs help in the beauty department.  Choose from the poll response below, or leave your own comment!

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3 Responses to “Beauty Tips for Female Senior Executives”

  1. This is really a great post. It’s so important to look professional and groomed…

    • akisa says:

      Thanks Astorainfall! Believe it or not, mermaid hair, random kinks, dry bare lips is common place where I work!!

      • Hmmm..actually that’s no surprise to me… I visit Oz quite often because my partner is Aussie so coming from Tokyo where most women are extremely well-groomed (maybe too much – haha!), some Aussie women by comparison look very dressed down and seem very laissez faire about their appearance. Believe it or not, I gave a tube of Dior lip gloss to an Aussie friend once and she asked me what it was for. I swear it is a true story.

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