An interview is about making a great first impression. You want the employer to notice your talent and amazing personality not your caked on foundation and too heavy smoky eye. People often feel stressed about their appearance when it comes time to have an interview. The key is to look professional and neat. You don&t want to look like you&re going out for a night on the town. Here are a few makeup tips that I follow when preparing for an interview:
- Don&t put layer upon layer of face makeup. A little tinted moisturizer, concealer if you have any blemishes and some loose powder to set everything is all you really need.
- Skip the bronzer. I adore bronzer as much as the next girl but bronzer is more appropriate for girl’s night out. Instead opt for a very light dusting of blush. A peach-pink blush gives you a lively glow.
- I definitely recommend mascara. It opens up your eyes and makes your lashes look luscious.
- Eye shadow and heavy liner are risky. I suggest skipping the liner because it tends to give a too made up look. If you do decide to apply shadow, stick to neutral, matte shades like taupe, brown and cream. Super shimmery shadows tend to look immature and unprofessional.
- I am a huge fan of tinted lip balms. Lip gloss is too shiny for an interview and lipstick can be too mature for the typical college student. Tinted lip balms moisturize while adding sheer color.
We all have made mistakes when it comes to makeup. A job interview is not the time to have these mistakes. You want to eliminate all stress on the day of an interview. You shouldn&t be freaking out about whether your eye shadow looks back or if your lipstick is the right shade. Hopefully these tips will make getting ready for an interview easier. I would love to hear what everyone else thinks about makeup and job interviews.