Corporate does not just call for a 9 to 5 office hour look for women. The demands of corporate work can mean a few evenings or more per year as part of a job description. These could vary from charity events to seasonal events or an annual work party.
Whatever the evening the corporate event is not the day to try out your new rock chic look or a bit of leather and lace. This makeup tutorial is perfect for a matte evening look and would need to be tweaked by colours to suit your complexion and outfit. Keep in mind that a black tie or even white tie event does not mean black for a woman. However, if black is the choice it will make any makeup look darker than it is. I would personally try out my makeup look a few days before the event to check that the makeup is appropriate with the outfit. The outcome is professional and polished, people do judge appearances.