Ask any woman what is that one thing that makes her feel instantly confident and great about herself, and she will 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 nudge you need to channel your confidence, nail the interview, and make a lasting first impression.

To help to nail the next interview you attend, here are some really handy makeup tips and tricks that will prove to be really useful.

Use a BB cream instead of foundation
 

Use a BB cream instead of foundation

You want to look fresh and professional for the interview and not overly made up. 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 overly done. But be sure to use a concealer to cover any blemishes or redness.

Ditch the lip gloss
 

Ditch the lip gloss

The night before the interview, thoroughly exfoliate your lips using either a wet washcloth or 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 they work better in a professional setting.

Stick to neutral eyeshadow shades
 

Stick to neutral eyeshadow shades

When it comes to your eyes, keep them absolutely simple and natural as you don’t want to draw too much attention to your makeup. Skip the shimmer and glitter, which can be distracting, and stick to neutral colours. Simply swipe a base colour that matches your skin tone like a champagne or light peach coloured shadow all over your lid.

Keep the rest of the eye simple too
 

Keep the rest of the eye simple too

To complete your eye makeup, mascara and eyeliner are really all you need. 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
 

Wear a little blush

Even if you don’t typically wear blush, we suggest that you swipe some on before an interview as it is a great way to look instantly fresh and healthy. But always pick colours that complement your cheeks when flushed, which is usually a pink-coral shade.

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