Job interviews are terrifying!
So what makeup can you wear to help give the best first impression?
Simple, understated and polished
Neutral and natural- you, but cleaned up and ready to conquer.
Some people might think that they are making a striking, bold move,
but you don't want anything to detract from your professionalism.
This means no bright colors, dark lips, shimmery highlights, or super smoky eyes
Basically, go for "daytime" not "nighttime"
You want to appear mature and competent,
so avoid anything that will make you seem adolescent.
No glitter, sparkles, super shiny lipgloss, bright or black nails, or blue eyeliner
Your skin should look healthy and clear
Basically, you don't want your skin to be something that draws attention.
Illamasqua skinbase foundation
very light on the skin, but covers well and looks effortlessly natural
Estee Lauder Double Wear
for more problematic skin,
this full coverage foundation will cover almost everything and last all day
Clinique Airbrush concealer
light reflecting particles make this the perfect undereye concealer and brightener
MAC studio finish concealer
Go for a neutral eye: muted eyeshadow and curled, mascaraed lashes.
If you like a little shimmer, your eyes is where you can get away with it.
MAC eyelash curler
very good, not as good as Shu Uemera but you can't get that in the US anymore
Clinique High Impact Mascara
my current favorite
Urban Decay Naked Palette
every neutral color you will ever need, great deal, amazing quality
Tip: If you feel naked without eyeliner, try brown instead of black
or an eyeshadow on the lash line instead
You want a fresh natural flush, barely there
Nars Deep Throat
beautiful and so unassuming
like Orgasm, but without the shimmer and pinker
(lovely on warm skin tones)
This gives the most natural glow to olive or golden skin tones
Soft and as close to your natural lip as possible
You don't want your interviewer staring at your garish lips the whole time.
You want to look well groomed but you don't want them to distract
either go for a well manicured bare nail
or try some muted colors
Essie: Cafe Forgot
Orly: Toast to the Couple
Clean, managed, and under control
It doesn't matter much how you wear it, but keep it out of your face.
Again, no distractions.
A few great examples:
Berit is coming soon with interview fashion advice!