First impressions do matter, especially in an interview setting. But now that job interviews have gone digital, appearances have become all the more important to make a great first impression. So, along with being qualified, you’d have to look smart and presentable on the video call to bag that dream job! But fret not; we have just the right recommendations to help you nail that job interview.
- Focus on creating a flawless base
- Stick to nailing the basics
- Enhance your brows and lashes
- Choose a neat hairdo
- Do not stress about day 2 hair
Focus on creating a flawless base
You might have mastered some fun makeup looks during the lockdown, but a job interview is no place to display your newly acquired makeup skills (unless you’re applying to be an MUA that is). Keep your face as clean and distraction-free as possible. You can skip the primer and heavy-duty foundation and stick to the basics. Simply moisturise your face with a lightweight moisturiser and dab the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact all over your face to create an even-toned and flawless base. Avoid dewy, shiny, or glittery details on your face, as it can catch the light in an unflattering manner.
Stick to nailing the basics
While doing your lids, lips and cheeks, stick to what you know. We’d recommend keeping a safe distance from heavy-duty contouring or elaborate eye makeup looks. You can either use a kajal like the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal or go for a liquid eyeliner like the Lakmé Eyeconic Liquid Eyeliner to define your eyes. Dust a light powder blush on your cheeks and a fresh colour for your lips (peach or pink lips are in RN).
Pro tip: Go for monotone warmth on your face with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher - Peach Affair and the Lakmé Forever Matte Liquid Lip Color - Pink Peach to finish the look.
Enhance your brows and lashes
If you are worried about wearing a minimal look that might get lost in the pixels, add a bit of oomph by enhancing your brows and lashes. It is the safest way to add bold details to your makeup without having to reach for your coloured eye palettes or shimmery highlighters. Swipe the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara on your lashes to make your eyes look lively and bright. Brush up your brows and lightly fill them in with the Lakmé Absolute Micro Brow Perfecter for on-fleek brows.
Choose a neat hairdo
Regardless of whether you are wearing your hair up or down, make sure to choose a ‘do that stays out of your face. Prep your hair with a frizz-fighting serum, preferably a shine-boosting formula like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Serum, and proceed with a hairstyle to keep annoying flyaways at bay. Stick to simple styling with centre parts, neat buns, and sleek ponytails to keep your interview hairstyle smart and impressive without being too over-the-top.
Do not stress about day 2 hair
Scheduled a sudden interview and have no time to wash your hair? Do not let greasy hair dull your personality during the call. We have some hacks for you. Use a dry shampoo on your scalp. A formula like the Dove Coconut Dry Shampoo not only makes hair smell good but also instantly mattifies and volumises day 2 hair. You can also use some blotting papers to de-grease your scalp before styling your hair for the call.
Written by Sumona Bose on Jun 24, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!