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Job Interview Make-Up 101

Thursday, 14 November 2013

job interview make up

Recently, I have found myself going on a few job interviews. At first, I was in a panic as to what make-up I would wear as I wanted to look professional and sophisticated yet understated. This proved harder than it sounds but now I think I have it down to a fine art.

job interview make up

When it comes to bases, go with something you know and trust. I personally go with my Revlon Colourstay in the colour 150 Buff. With this foundation I feel safe as I know the colour matches my skin well. The last thing you want is an orange face and a white neck. Also I know it has lasting power and wont fade throughout the day. Add a primer also if you feel your make-up might not last.

Concealer is also one that requires staying power and good coverage, Bobbi Browns Creamy Corrector in the shade Light Bisque I think does the job. I personally add Rimmels Wake Me Up concealer on top to add a little brightness also. For blemishes, I like Revlon's Colourstay concealer. It lasts all day and has great coverage.
job interview make up

Moving onto eyes, its best to keep it simple. I personally use this simple Clinque palette with just two shades called Butter Pecan. They are the perfect over the lid and crease colour. Brown eyeliner is a must for me also, Maybelline Master Drama Khol Liner in Dark Brown lasts all day and gives a lovely chocolate colour. Mascara is my favourite of the moment, Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express.

job interview make-up

On my cheeks, Long lasting products are also what I reach for. Illasmasqua Cream Pigment for me lasts all day and adds contour without the risk of being orange.The longest lasting blusher I have ever tried is Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the shade Blissful. I got this in New York and unfortunately they are not available in Europe but f you get a chance, these are amazing. For a  subtle glow, its Illamasqua again with the Generation Q Gleam Cream in Aurora.

job interview make-up

Lastly, its on to lips. While in an interview the last thing you want is red lipstick on your teeth so I again say go simple. Revlon's Kissable Balm Stains (shade Honey) fade evenly, look sheer but add a pop of colour. I think they are a perfect product.