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Nurse new in post - need some subtle make up and perfume advice
I have just started back to work as a nurse. Obviously clothing is sorted - tunic & trousers or dress but what I need is some make up advice. It's needs to be quick easy but look fresh and natural. Also I need recommendations for a subtle perfume or body spray. Smells pleasant but not over powering
For a nurse, I would go for no perfume. It depends to a certain extent where you will be working, but I would want a nurse to have no noticeable scent, except possibly a sort of soap/clean laundry/disinfectant sort of smell when working.
What make-up do you usually wear? That would give a starting point.
Please don't wear perfume!! I am a huge fan of lovely smelling scents, but when in hospital having a tough pregnancy with my son 5yrs ago one of the nurses wore a really overpowering one. It was awful. I would dread her coming round as I would feel like I was eating it!!
I'm in primary care, practice nurse so no really poorly people but I take your points I don't want to overpower anyone. I have been at home for 10 years with the dcs so rarely wear make up but would like to look presentable and not knackered
I'm in primary care too and I always wear perfume. I have never thought twice about it. Make up I keep very basic - mascara, plain lip gloss, and blusher. I cannot go out without makeup as I look old and knackered but I like to look professional. Good luck with going back I'm sure you will fit straight back in
I'm a practice nurse, I wear perfume or body spray each day. Quite light though, I like CKOne and Chanel.
I also wear makeup or I look like I've been dug up - mascara, lipstick and base with a little blusher. Not much though, I don't think it looks too professional to be in uniform with tons of slap on - I'm a practice nurse not a beauty therapist!
Congrats! My suggestions are below - I've marked the "nice but unnecessary" items with a question mark, as I'm not sure how much you're looking to wear. I really recommend "Glow by JLo" as perfume - seriously, it's a clean, soapy but unobtrusive scent so it seems appropriate to me .
Tinted moisturiser: No7 Triple Protection, for minimal coverage/ Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix, for fuller coverage. Applied with Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (extremely quick, great coverage and airbrush finish - a must-have if you're pressed for time, IMO).
Concealer(?): L'oreal Touche Magique, for under-eye circles and minimal blemishes OR Mac Studio Finish, for more noticeable blemishes (really long-lasting).
Powder: No7 Translucent, applied with any old brush (although Real Techniques does an excellent one if you're looking).
Mascara: No7 Expert Lash (lasts very well but isn't waterproof, so easy to remove at the end of the day).
Blush(?): If needed - No7 does some nice matte ones (Soft Damson and Candy Pink are very flattering), Bourjois also does pretty ones but they tend to be more shimmery. Any old brush will do (Boots own brand is nice).
Eyeshadow(?): Wheatsheaf by No7 is a good, slightly shimmery neutral that will wake your eyes up a bit but doesn't need careful application.