Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Beauty Rescue: Job Interview Beauty Tips

 Hey everyone,
With summer beginning, I know that many of us are attempting to get summer jobs...myself included!  In your interview, it is important to convey a sense of professionalism, neatness, confidence and attention to detail in order to give your interviewer a good first impressionAll of this can be shown through your appearance.  Throughout my own and through others experience with job interviews, I've learned a few do's and don'ts when it comes to job interview beauty. Today I'm going to share with you a few of my tips for creating makeup and hair that looks natural yet polished in order to achieve interview success!

The most important thing to remember when deciding what kind of makeup look you want to wear to any type of interview is that it is important to remember to look both conservative and chic.   Try to choose makeup that is light and subtle, so that you can show off your natural beauty.  Remember that in cases like this, less is always more!

Below are a few recommendations for products that I've been loving lately that I think would be perfect to wear for an interview: 

Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation, MAC Lovecloud blush, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 025 Pink Please, MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadow, Essie Fiji nail varnish.  

Although I know that you're all very creative and trendy people, it's best to stay away from experimenting with your brand new electric blue eyeshadow the day of your interview.  You want to look good for your interview in order to give off a good first impression.  In order to give off said good first impression through your appearance, there are certain makeup items/looks that should be avoided.

- Avoid wearing too much lip gloss, and stick to neutral or light pink lip sticks instead. 
- Avoid wearing brightly coloured eye shadows - stick to neutrals!
- Avoid bright green, blue etc. nails - go for a nude, red, or crisp pink nail varnish instead.
- Avoid anything with too much glitter in it - a little shimmer is fine - but glitter comes across as youthful and unprofessional for an interview. 
-Although heavy, winged liner is great for a night out, avoid using it for an interview.   
- The untidy uni-brow is one look that should be avoided.  The night before, be sure to pluck any straw hairs and groom your brows.  This is only a small thing, but it DOES make a difference and shows that you pay attention to detail! 
-Avoid cakey looking foundation

 When nervous, a lot of people - and I know I'm guilty of this! - have a tendency to fiddle with their hair.  A good way to avoid being tempted to do this is to wear your hair up for your interview!  I have side bangs, and I always absentmindedly pull them back with my fingers when they get in my face, therefore, I like to pin them up and out of my way so I won't be tempted to do that.  

Some other interview hair tips:
- Wash your hair the night before or day of the interview - if your hair is greasy and unkempt, it is likely that your future employer will notice. 
- Avoid any sparkly head bands or hair accessories 
- Consider pulling your hair back into a bun, pony tail or half-up half-down hairstyle. 
- Most importantly, make sure your hair is neat and tidy looking.  The 'just rolled out of bed' voluminous messy curls might be sexy for date night or the club, but it will not impress your future employer. 
Don't wear a ton of perfume, in fact, avoid wearing it for an interview.  Although Viva La Juicy may be your signature scent, your interviewer may hate it or be sensitive to fragrance, so it's best to skip out on that!

Other than that, it's just important to be confident, let your personality shine, and most of all smile!  Be sure to show the interviewer that you're excited to be there and are passionate about your work!  It's your appearance that gives off a first impression, but your experience and personality that will land you that job!
 Good luck!

Do you have any interview beauty tips?

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