You have gotten that email to appear at an interview for your dream job. Okay, maybe not your dream job, but it is what is available in the workforce slash economy at the moment. It’s a big moment. You have your speech planned, your answers rehearsed and your bomb outfit all ironed out ( If NEPA permits.) Now, what do you do about your makeup?
Often times, we are stuck in a rut as to what type of “slay look” to pull at any occasion. A work interview is not an exemption. It’s usually a last minute thought, but here are some pointers you should have in mind to help you look classy and polished.
Stick to nude tones
You want to look fresh-faced and flawless? Stick to flesh-toned makeup. Make sure your foundation matches your neck and ears and your concealer isn’t too bright both under your eyes and eyebrows. Concerning makeup to an interview, less is really really more.
If you must put on eyeshadow, stick to soft toned ones with maybe just a little bit of shimmer. The same applies to blush. This is not the time to flex your hashtag self-taught MUA skills. Leave those ones for your Instagram followers.
Ditch the falsies
Thinking of putting in some false lashes to look wide-eyed, bright and awake? Don’t do it. It’s really not worth the hassle. Asides from the probable fact that it may take out of your prep time to put them on, you will have to keep wondering all through the interview if your lashes are drooping on one side or the other. Save yourself the mental stress and use mascara.
Use the right mascara
Since you’re skipping the falsies, you need a great waterproof mascara to lift your eyes and separate your lashes. If perhaps, there are “bathroom tears” or whatnot, there won’t be a case of streakiness because everything will still be intact.
Also, do not make your mascara clumpy. One good coat is enough. If your mascara is too clumpy and weird, it could streak and make your eyes look bloodshot. We don’t want to look like we came to the interview straight from a night of partying.
Easy on the eyeliner
For those of us that don’t even know how to use one efficiently, I’d say skip it altogether. If you know your way around an eyeliner, however, by all means, draw some on. Keep it realistic and pretty.
Pop on a smooth and soft lip colour
As far as makeup goes, I want to show up to an interview with a bold red lipstick some day. Lips that speak before I do. One day. But not today. To avoid any distractions, go for pretty and fun, nude lip colours. Save the bright colours for the office dinner.
All in all, wear makeup that enhances your confidence in your skin and in yourself. The ultimate tip will be to stay true to yourself. The morning of the interview is not the ideal time to start trying out new techniques. Stick to what you know and keep it simple.
Go and smash that interview (while looking pretty, of course).