Beauty Tips Interview appropriate makeup

Believe it or not, your beauty look says a lot about your personality.

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Believe it or not, your beauty look says a lot about your personality.

If you have read 'what does your makeup say about you', you would realise that your pre-interview make up is as essential to your getting the job as your CV.

Your goal should be to convey your competence, neatness, and attention to detail — and all of those things can be communicated through your appearance.

Most importantly, when you feel confident about your appearance, you'll be able to focus on presenting your qualifications and experience.

These are a few practical tips you would be needing before your next interview.

HAIR: THE SIMPLER THE BETTER

  • If your hair is long, consider pulling it back in a ponytail. This way, you won't be tempted to absentmindedly fiddle with it.

  • Even if you don't use hair spray every day, a light dusting of it will keep flyaways at bay.

  • Skip the flashy hair accessories.

  • Keep your hair out of your face at all costs. Long bangs falling into your eyes are sexy for a date, but they won't project a professional image. If you need to get them out of your face, using a simple barrette or bobby pin is a fine solution.

MAKEUP: LESS IS ALWAYS MORE

  • For your face, you probably won't need much more than concealer and loose powder. If you have blemishes or uneven skin tone, by all means, use a foundation! But if you don't need much coverage, just skip it.

  • Wear lipstick, not lip gloss. Gloss is too shiny and youthful for a formal occasion like an interview.

  • Use eye shadows in neutral shades such as tan, brown, and cream. A little bit of shimmer is fine, but stay away from adding a lot of shine to your eyelids.

  • Mascara and a thin line of smudged pencil eyeliner are really all you need. Skip the liquid liner, even if you can apply it like a pro.

  • Well-groomed brows show that you pay attention to details. Tweeze any stray hairs and if you have brow gel, use it to set your brows in place.

  • Applying a little bit of blush makes everyone look healthier. Use this rather than bronzer for a natural-looking, healthy glow.

SCENT: A MUST REMEMBER GUIDELINE

Don't wear any. You don't want your interviewer put off by a scent she doesn't find appealing. Everyone is different. Skip it altogether.

NAILS

  • Unless you have naturally clean, even, hangnail-free nails, get a manicure.

  • It doesn't matter whether your nails are long or short, but they should be neatly filed.

  • A neutral nail is foolproof, so look for beige and pink polishes. Classic red can work, too, but use your judgment: it'll probably fit in at an ad agency but not at a conservative law firm.

The most important of all? Smile! All of the primping and grooming doesn't mean a thing if you don't look  excited to be there.

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