Question: What are some genius job interview makeup tips?
Answer: Congratulations on landing a job interview! This is the final step, and the only thing standing between you and your beloved dream job. Today is the day to look your best, without sacrificing comfort, so you can show them why you’d be a great asset. First impressions are important, and you want your potential employer to see you in a professional light. A natural makeup look is best for a job interview, with a few key features played up. The key here is to look fresh and professional.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the company’s mission and do as much research as you can beforehand. You want to focus on your skills and how you can help the company succeed. In other words: the last thing you should be worrying about is looking overly made-up.
Start the day off fresh by exfoliating your skin, which will leave your skin looking clean. Follow with a primer to ensure your makeup goes on flawlessly. Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer-Radiance radiates a bronze, natural-looking tint, and it’s not the slightest bit orange. Unless you are getting hired by Willy Wonka, you don’t want to look like an Oompa Loompa.
Although I usually prefer minimal makeup and just concealer or a BB cream, a job interview is a day you want to look perfect, so go with a full coverage foundation that looks natural (aka doesn’t cake). Apply your bronzer and blush with a light hand and avoid any hues that are too bright. Next, choose one feature to play up—your eyes or your lips, not both. I would recommend playing up the eyes, as the eyes are what your interviewer will be paying attention to.
Your eyes should look awake and alert with no signs of fatigue. Use an under-eye concealer to hide dark bags. Apply eyeliner on the top lids only, along with your favorite mascara. Stick to natural eyeshadow shades that complement your eyes: brown or green for brown eyes, taupe or light purple for blue eyes, and gold for green and hazel eyes. Keep the lips low-key, with a shade that could could easily be passed off as your own.
Once your face is looking gorgeous, apply a finishing powder and a setting spray. Urban Decay’s De-Slick Oil- Control Makeup Setting Spray keeps your makeup intact while also providing a matte finish. If you have oily skin, be sure to bring blotting linens to use as needed. By now, your face should be looking splendid so relax, take a deep breath, and go ace that interview!