7 Wearable Lipsticks and Glosses For The Office

Lipsticks for the office

Now that I am working outside of the home again, I am adjusting my makeup looks. I am working in an extremely professional, conservative office with many elderly clients. I want to maintain my personality and style while respecting the clientele. I’ve chosen these lipsticks and glosses as my go-to office wear.

2016-02-01 03.22.48 (480x480)

Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss in Exposed – these glosses are NOT sticky at all and glide on lips. They have a lovely vanilla scent and are extremely comfortable to wear and hydrate beautifully. Exposed is a neutral sandy pink pearl that is ideal for office or everyday wear. Read my full review here.

Pur Minerals Exposed

Pur Minerals Exposed

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien is a beautiful slighty frosted warm rose pink with red undertones. I was surprised at how super creamy this pencil is and how it melts into the lips upon application. It feels light on the lips and applies evenly. On my warm complexion it is very similar to Chanel Camelia. Rikugien has quickly become a favorite shade for me, I find myself reaching for it often.  I got a mini of Rikugien and another shade as a birthday gift from Sephora and I love the shade so much I will repurchase when it runs out.

Wander Beauty Up Close Lipstick in Spice I first tried the Wander Beauty brand from QVC. The 4-pc. Paris collection (reviewed here) included a Love Lock Hydrating Lip Gel. I loved the collection so much I then purchased Up Close Kiss Lipstick Duo which includes Rose and Spice. These lipsticks look and feel like a balm and are infused with coconut oil- and vitamins making them über easy to wear.

Wander Beauty Spice

Wander Beauty Spice

Too Faced Lá Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Honey Bear I can’t enough of these Too Faced lipsticks, they are color rich, smooth, creamy and long lasting. Honey Bear is described as a toasted mauve and I’d say that’s pretty close if you interpret “toasted” as bronze. A very wearable color.

NARS Rik, Wander Beauty Spice, Too Faced Honey Bear, Pur Exposed

NARS Rikugien, Wander Beauty Spice, Too Faced Honey Bear, Pur Exposed

Just because you may work in a conservative office doesn’t mean you have to put your personality on hold. Here are a few brighter and deeper shades that are still appropriate for work.

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Archangel is a matte burnt red perfect for warmer skin–it’s not too brown or too orange. It’s also one of the few matte lipsticks I can wear that doesn’t emphasize my lip lines. I have to mention the packaging: designed by Kat to resemble one of her favorite bracelets, the black, monochromatic casing is uniquely studded and topped with her KVD monogram on the outer crown and bullet.

Kat Von D Archangel

Kat Von D Archangel

Too Faced Lá Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in WHAM! this is a metallic berry with some sparkle. The color is bright but not overwhelming. I’ve already worn this to work several times. I adore WHAM, the iridescent sparkle is gorgeous without being over the top and the color is so, so flattering. This shade was introduced with the Holiday Le Petite Tresor Lip Set and was exclusive to that set but it’s now part of the permanent line and I’m delighted!



Mirabella Wanted Velvet Lip Pencil Wanted is a dusty rose with slight brown undertones. It feels like velvet on the lips, has a pretty satin finish and does NOT bleed! This is perfect for over 40 beauties, no lip liner needed! Read my full review here.



Too Faced WHAM, Kat Von D Archangel, Mirabella Wanted

Too Faced WHAM, Kat Von D Archangel, Mirabella Wanted

After almost finishing the post, I realized I left out Kismet Wildflower! This semi-matte lipstick is from the Velvet Collection and is really long lasting. I put it on, drank an iced tea, gabbed for 2 hours straight and it was still going strong! Wildflower is a bright sunset pink inspired by the desert sky. It feels a tad dry after a few hours but still maintains it’s glossy look.

Kismet Wildflower

Kismet Wildflower

Are there any shades you prefer for the office?

From our partners


  1. Those are all pretty shades. I like them all.

  2. I like lipgloss a whole lot better than lipstick I’m really not sure why but I do prefer it. These are some great colors.

  3. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    It’s been a long time since I worked in an office, but I found I could wear any shade to work in NYC. I’m glad to see my favorite Mirabella lip crayon in the mix. Definitely a beautiful, wearable shade that doesn’t shout.

  4. This is great! I’m usually a gloss girl for work but I’m lucky enough to be allowed to wear any color I want….within reason, haha.

  5. Aleya Bamdad says

    All great choices. I keep the Mirabella pencil in my drawer at work because I love it so much.

  6. Lovely choices! They all look wonderful on you.

  7. Love your choices and you are looking great as usual!

  8. These are great picks. I love the satin lip pencil. The Too Faced cream looks awesome too.

  9. Those are all lovely shades. Neutrals are always nice for work. Thanks for sharing this list!

  10. I am not a big lipstick wearer for work. I wear lipgloss if anything at all.

  11. Lisa Marie Heath says

    All of the lipsticks look fabulous on you!

  12. Awesome shades and colors. Just fine and elegant looking indeed.

  13. All so pretty and so perfect for your new job. I need to check out the Too Faced lipsticks.

  14. FabZilla_Kath says

    You rock all these shades!

  15. Karlyn Flores says

    I really love all the shades and NARS was my favorite lippie.

  16. Want Wanted! 😉 Great picks, very wearable indeed.

  17. You know I’m a sucker for neutral/subtle/wearable lipsticks. The only one from this list that I’ve tried is Too Faced Honey Bear. The rest is going on my to-try list.

  18. Omg, that Wander Beauty Spice color looks absolutely fabulous on you girl!

  19. Travel Blogger says

    Love these! I would like the Wander Beauty Spice for work and the Wham for a night of play! Such pretty colors.

  20. Melissa Bernardo says

    Love these shades! They are all so pretty!

  21. These are all great selections. A wonderful variety on different budgets too! I love the NARS one.

  22. Ann Bacciaglia says

    These are all great colors on you. My favorite is the Kismet Wildflower. I would love to try it.

  23. You are a beautiful woman, and this is a nice selection of wearable colors. I do think, however, that you look best with the lighter shades, since your upper lip is on the thin side. The red is too harsh, in my opinion.

  24. Gorgeous shades for sure <3