Creating the Perfect Look for your Job Interview
A few months ago, I was contacted by HerCampus.com, the #1 online community for college women, to be one of the contributors in their article titled, "The Internship Beauty Rules You Need to Know".
Today, I'll like to share my beauty advice with you, as I get lots of career women booking appointments for private lessons, asking how to create looks appropriate for the office setting, or asking for beauty tips for an interview. Well, where are all my career women at? As you know, the first impression lasts the longest, so this one is for you...
Keep your makeup subtle and simple. Definitely even out your skin tone with tinted moisturizer such as Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, or some sort of foundation; powder for minimal coverage, liquid for medium coverage, or cream for the most coverage. Whatever you do, be sure to set your foundation with a bit of powder for a long lasting look. Use natural and earth tone colors for your blush and eyeshadow, or you can even pass up on eye shadow all together. Keep your eye liner thin and as close to the lash line as possible. A little bit of mascara will go a long way. Use a neutral tone lip stick, or something with a bit of color, and / or a bit lip gloss. Its safer to stay away from bright or dramatic lip colors as those could be distracting.
Its okay to wear your hair down, as long as its not covering a significant portion of your face, especially not over your eyes. You want to be able to maintain good eye contact with your interviewer. It is definitely also okay to have your hair pulled back in a neat bun or pony tail.
Its always best to be on the safe side. I will definitely recommend well manicured short nails with neutral polish. Think earth tone colors, or soft pinks. I will advice against long nails or flashy or dark colors. I'll also advice against bedazzled nails or any designs that will cause distractions. Its always best to keep it simple, except perhaps if your interview is for a position in the fashion industry.
I will advice against too much perfume cause you never know what your interviewer may react to. The last thing you want to do is choke your interviewer. Use a lightly scented perfume or spray from a distance for a more subtle scent.
In summary, its always best fo play it safe with your look in order to avoid distractions, instead let "You" shine through at your interview.
I hope you found this post helpful. To the job seekers, I wish you all the best in securing that position!
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading!