On the day of your job interview, the last thing you want on your mind is how to ace your makeup so you make the right impression on your employers. It is always a good idea to stick to neutral shades and keep it subtle.

First impressions are lasting ones and dressing to look your best gives you the confidence to present yourself better at the interview. We list a few things to keep in mind when you are getting dressed for that interview so you can walk in confidently and walk out with a job offer!
 
Foundation
 

Foundation

The first step of makeup after the standard C-T-M routine is foundation, and you need to apply it with a light hand. You don’t want the foundation looking cakey or if you get nervous and sweat, it should not cause the foundation to run.

Corrector or concealer
 

Corrector or concealer

Consider the concealer your best friend. Hide those zits, tired eyes or dark circles by applying the concealer on the problem zones and gently tapping the product into your skin so it looks seamless. Then use a powder to set it in place.

Blush
 

Blush

Don’t skip the blush as it will instantly add a healthy glow to your skin and will make you look bright and awake. Look for a colour that matches your cheeks when they flush so that it compliments your skin tones perfectly. Smile and sweep the blush from the apple of your cheeks outwards and upwards towards your hairline.

Eyeliner
 

Eyeliner

Eyeliner will make your eyes stand out. Make sure it looks professional, use pencil eyeliner in dark brown or charcoal to thicken upper and lower lash lines and then smudge it with a brush for a subtle appearance. If you opt for liquid liner, be careful while applying as you don’t want a last-minute eyeliner mishap to eat away your time. Eyeshadows in neutral colours are best suited for interviews.

Lipstick
 

Lipstick

Last but not the least! Lipstick will finish your look and make you look perfect. Go for neutral colours with a hint of pink, brown or coral to get the perfect look. Apply lip liner before you apply the lipstick to give it definition. Check your teeth once to make sure there is no transfer, and you are all set to nail that interview!

Mascara

Mascara really opens up your eyes and makes them look appealing. Curl your lashes with a lash curler and apply two or three coats of mascara on the upper lashes and don’t make your lower lashes feel left out. Give them some definition with a light sweep of mascara.