Ask any woman what is that one thing that makes her feel instantly confident and great about herself, then she would be quick to tell you that it’s when her makeup looks absolutely on point. When your makeup and skin look good, you inevitably end up looking and feeling a lot more confident.
And confidence is what you need in abundance when appearing for a job interview. A power suit, the right shade of lipstick or perfect eyeliner can give you the extra push you need to channel your confidence, conquer an interview, and make a lasting first impression.
To help to nail the next interview you attend, here are really handy makeup tips and tricks that will prove to be really helpful.
- Use a BB cream instead of foundation
- Ditch the lip gloss
- Stick to neutral eyeshadow shades
- Keep the rest of the eye simple too
- Wear a little blush
Use a BB cream instead of foundation
You want to look fresh and professional for the interview and not overly made up. Hence, if you don’t need too much coverage, we suggest that you skip your foundation and just apply some BB cream. This will help even things out without looking fake. But be sure to use a concealer to cover any blemishes or redness.
Ditch the lip gloss
The night before the interview, thoroughly exfoliate your lips using a lip scrub. Follow it up with a generous amount of lip balm. For the interview, ditch your lip gloss for a cream or matte finish lipstick as gloss is too shiny for a professional setting.
Stick to neutral eyeshadow shades
The best eyeshadow for an interview is one that does not stand out but simply accentuates your eyes. Therefore, remember to keep it as simple and natural as possible. Avoid applying shimmery eyeshadows as they look too stark for a professional setting. Simply swipe a base colour that matches your skin tone like a champagne or flesh coloured shadow all over your lid.
Keep the rest of the eye simple too
To complete your eye makeup, all you need is a two coats of mascara and a little bit of eyeliner. Avoid a cat eye as it looks a little OTT for a job interview. Also, ensure that your brows are well-groomed as it shows that you pay attention to detail. Tweeze any stray hair and use brow gel to keep your arches in place.
Wear a little blush
Not all of us wear blush on a day-to-day basis, we highly recommend that you use a little bit before an interview. This is a great trick to help you look more awake and give your face that healthy and youthful glow. But remember to pick colours that look natural and skin-like on you, as anything too stark will make you look like a clown.