10-Step Guide – Interview Make Up

 

As I’ve had my share of interviews recently, it’s fair to say that I’ve got my perfect look nailed. I know first hand how difficult it is choosing what to wear, how to style your hair, and make up for an interview. Whilst I am all for highlighting your features through make up, I think most of all it’s so important to remain professional in your look, and not too over the top. Ultimately you don’t want an interviewer remembering you for your bright pink lipstick rather than how great you actually are for the job!

So, after extensive research I’ve put together a list of the products I’ve whittled down to be my ‘interview essentials’; as well as a quick 10-step guide on how to create my interview make up look…

**Warning there are lots of pictures!**

 

  1. Conceal dark areas/spots using Boi-ing by Benefit in shade 2 and Touché Éclat by Estee Lauder in shade 1.


  

 



  1. Apply tinted moisturiser by Laura Mercier all over face, blending into your neck. I sometimes apply a little more concealer/highlighter at this stage if I feel an area needs more attention. Dust Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Light to Medium all over face to hold. I prefer using this mineral powder as opposed to pressed powder, as I feel it gives better coverage.



  



  1. Lightly contour cheeks using Nars bronzer in Laguna. I then lightly cover all over my face to give a subtle glow.


  



  1. Place 3 dots of High Beam highlighter by Benefit on cheekbones and blend. Depending on how tired my eyes look I will also place one dot on the inner corner of my eyes.



  



  1. Apply a small amount of Benetint by Benefit to apples of cheeks and blend. Follow by applying MAC blusher in Peachy Keen on apples of cheeks and upwards towards cheekbones. I’ve also used a Bobbi Brown shimmer brick in Rose on top of this, as well as dusting all over as the light particles reflect sun, making your skin glow beautifully.



   



  1. Dust Foxy eye shadow from Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette all over lids and up to eyebrows. I then put the lightest shade (Venus) as well as the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick in both the corners of my eyes, as well as my brow bones to reflect light.
  1. Fill eyebrows in using the brown colour Faint from the same Naked Basics Palette. This colour won’t suit everyone, but it happens to be perfect for my colouring!



 

  




  1. Apply gel eyeliner by Bobbi Brown in Sepia Ink closely to lashes. I’ve created a small flick at the end of my lashes to give the illusion of bigger eyes. I really don’t think it’s necessary to use eyeliner on your bottom lashes, as it can tend to make your eyes look tired!



  



  1. Apply two coats of Diorshow by Dior mascara to top lashes, and one to bottom lashes.



  



  1. Finally, put a coat of Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Captivante on, Et Voila!



  


  


Hopefully you’ll find this useful to get some tips on how to perfect your make up look prior to your interview! It’s so important to feel confident in your look, as you exude confidence as a result, which is vital for getting your dream job!

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6 thoughts on “10-Step Guide – Interview Make Up

  1. angeldaisi24 says:

    This is so useful! I have two interviews coming up and I was wondering how much make up people tend to use. Do you think I could wear my full coverage foundation as it somehow has to stay on my face from 4am-10pm? Lol

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      • angeldaisi24 says:

        Ah okay, I thought you chose the tinted moisturiser so your make up looked more natural (I got strict instructions by the company interviewing me that my make up should be natural oh dear). I do wear a primer underneath (and a finishing powder on top), but my full coverage foundation definitely lasts longer than my BB in regards to staying over blemishes! haha

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      • hannahmcmartin says:

        Ah I see! There are some really great foundations that give a natural look too, Laura Mercier also has a range of foundations so may be worth giving those a try? I just prefer wearing tinted moisturiser as it suits my skin better!! I’ve also found that my blemishes have reduced by not wearing a foundation. It feels like my skin can breathe better! Xx

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