Eight Makeup Tips for a Flawless Job Interview
The Goodwill Career Solutions Center in Antioch hosted a Job Readiness event attended by female Goodwill clients and employees at which makeup artist Jennifer Whitus demonstrated ways to make a good impression during a job interview. Here, she recaps some of her advice.
Getting ready for a job interview can be stressful: Deciding on what to wear, hair and makeup can be a daunting task. This is your time to make your potential new employer want to hire you, your abilities and education, and how you look can seal the deal.
A new trend now is the no makeup look. A flawless complexion starts with a good skincare regimen and a quality foundation that matches your skin tone. I regularly see women wearing the wrong foundation color, with their neck and face two different colors.
I always recommend one shade for the fall and winter, and one for the spring and summer. If you are unsure, go to a department store and have a beauty advisor test different shades to find your perfect shade, and ask for a sample.
Your blush should be applied to the apples of your cheek. Define and fill your brows with the correct color, and add a soft lip color, neutral eye shadow, soft eyeliner and a couple of coats of mascara to complete your look. The goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident in the way you look.
FOLLOW THESE TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW:
- Less is always more
- Stay away from trendy makeup: Stick to soft neutrals such as browns and taupes
- Invest in quality brushes
- Invest in skincare that is tailored to your skin type, i.e oily, dry, etc
- Invest in a good foundation. Eye shadows, blush and lipsticks can be less expensive
- If you use a bold lip, go softer on the eyes, and vice-versa
- If you are unsure about a product, do not use it. Stick to your products that are tried and true
- The focus should not be on your makeup, but what you can bring to your new position
Good luck, and I hope you will use these tips to land your new position!
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Jennifer Whitus has been a freelance makeup artist in the television and film industry since 2008. Contact her via her website: