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First Impressions Matter

The key to nailing the interview look is ‘Less is more’.

When you are applying for a new job, there a lot of things that you need to consider like what to wear, how to present your skills, when to follow up with the company and many more such details. Your makeup can make or break your entire look. Different jobs call for different looks and you need to restyle your make-up look according to the job profile you’re applying to.

We have listed a few interview makeup tips that you could use to ease the tension.

Shape those brows

Make sure your eyebrows are groomed. Shaping your eyebrows adds great structure to your face. Highlight your eyebrows for a confident look; however make sure you don’t overdo them.

Don’t mess with mascara

Using mascara can turn into a mess if not used correctly.  When choosing a mascara to wear it’s the easiest and safest to stick with brown if you have a light complexion and black if you have tanned to darker skin.

Minimize the foundation

Keeping your foundation for work dinners, or special occasion at parties is the best. However if you insist on using one, use one with medium coverage and don’t over use the foundation, as you certainly don’t want to come across as being high maintenance or as someone who takes too long to get dressed.

Maximize the concealer

Using a concealer can be a good idea. It’ll help you camouflage those dark circles. This will give you a pleasant and inviting look.

 Choose your way with blush

Blush is considered as an additional step, unless you’re working in the beauty or fashion industry, or your job calls for it. If you need to use a blush, use one in a light shade such as a pink or peach.

The tricky lipstick

Choosing the right shade of lipstick is extremely tricky. However the right shade helps nail the perfect look. Make sure to use a lipstick and not a lip gloss. Avoid colours which are too dark. Use more neutral tones. All shades of brown work well. If you’re using a nude lipstick, use a lip liner to define your lips to avoid looking pale or like a ghost.

Using pinks and mauve are not just a safe shade to use but are also dressy. If you choose a red, pick one with earthy tones and a shade which is muted.

Nail it!

Have your nails well filed and trimmed. If you have long nails make sure they are clean. Go neutral when it comes to choosing a nail colour. A light pink or nude works best. Avoid a French manicure, while some feel it is elegant, others find it corky!

Keep it neat with your hair

Make sure you wash your hair a night before the interview. This will allow your hair to settle down and you will save time in the morning while getting dressed. If you have long hair, consider tying your hair up. If you have bangs or a flick make sure it is off your face. This will prevent you from getting distracted and give you a professional look. Skip any flashy hair accessorises that you have.

Go mild with fragrance

You don’t want to overpower the room with your scent. Use a mild but lasting perfume. Use a scent which is fresh and floral.

 

 

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