Four tips for how to wear job interview makeup

4 Tips for How to Wear Job Interview Makeup

This Job Interview Makeup Look Will Land You the Job

The right job interview makeup could be what will secure your next job. With graduation season just pass us, a new wave of young adults are officially part of the workforce. Looking good is good business, and yes, first impressions are everything. Since you probably learned a heap of impractical things during college, here are four tips that can actually help you.

For starters, always remember that job interview makeup is best kept soft and natural. Unless your’re applying for a job where beauty is a factor, there’s no need to go all crazy with the contouring and strobing. Yes, self expression and confidence in that can be impressive, but it’s good to err on the safe side. You want potential employers to remember you by your personality, skills, and resumé, not your over-the-top job interview makeup. Whether you’re an artist, writer, barista or businessperson these tips will help you nail your interview look. Feel free to add your own personal touches, of course.

Use Primer

The day of a job interview can be hectic, so it’s important to take the steps necessary to maintain your glow all day long. A good primer and some setting spray are an absolute must! One of our favorite primers is Becca Cosmetics’s Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. Just as the product name suggests, it is mattifying which is perfect for a long, nerve wracking day of job interviews!

Becca Cosmetics Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Image courtesy of Becca Cosmetics

Bring Loose Powder

Interviews can be nerve-racking, causing you to stress sweat. To avoid looking greasy and balmy, bring some loose powder to soak up the excess moisture. Pro tip: don’t just bring translucent powder, instead opt for something with some pigment just in case your nerves cause redness as well. We highly recommend Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Available in two universal tones, this powder gives you a HD, matte finish that will work wonders in the high scrutiny setting of a job interview.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Image courtesy of Sephora

Use Natural Tones

Instead of vibrant, colorful eye shadow opt for natural, earthy tones. You certainly have the freedom to express yourself, but if you want your interviewer to remember you because of your skill set, experience, and personality, it’s best to go with natural tones that aren’t distracting. Using shadows with a matte finish will give you the perfect ‘no makeup, makeup‘ look. Morphe’s 25D oh Boy Eye Shadow Palette is perfect for all skin tones, seasons, and occasions.

Morphe 25D Oh Boy Artistry Eye Shadow Palette
Image courtesy of Morphe


Skip the False Lashes

The last thing you want is to be worried about during your interview is your appearance. While we love falsies, fake eyelashes can become a liability in the high stress environment of a job interview. Imagine your lashes slipping, lifting, or falling off the first time you meet a potential employer! Forego the falsies anxiety and go for a waterproof mascara instead. You won’t have to worry about anything smudging, shifting, or wearing off.

Now you’re ready to put your best face forward and slay that interview!



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