Going for an interview can be very nerve wracking, and the last thing you want to be worried about is your makeup looking bad, caking up or wearing off. The past few months I’ve had to go on a few interviews so I’ve gotten the best interview ready makeup products list down. I like to go for a more natural look with a slight glow so you look vibrant and fresh without looking like you’re wearing a ton of makeup.
Foundation | The last thing you want to do when getting ready for an interview is apply thick foundation on your skin. Personally, I like the feeling of something lightweight so it doesn’t feel like I have anything on otherwise I’m always worried about whether or not my full coverage foundation looks cakey, and it just feels uncomfortable all around. The Dior Nude Air Serum foundation has a medium, buildable coverage and it’s very thin and lightweight so it feels like skin. It also looks radiant and natural like second skin, and that’s my favorite thing about it.
Bronzer | When going to an interview, I don’t want to have an intense bronze goddess look going on. Instead, I want to look naturally sun-kissed like I’ve been blessed from the bronzing gods. The Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel bronzing base is a great lightweight gel-cream bronzer, and the finish is very natural and satin-like, which helps it blend into the skin. Find out more about this product and whether it’s worth the hype here.
Blush | Again, I want to look naturally flushed and not like I’ve caked on the blush. A blush I’ve been loving is the Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Obsessed, which is a subtle warm pinky coral blush that leaves your skin looking radiant. The consistency is very smooth so it blends out nicely so even if you accidentally apply too much of this you can easily blend it out. Marc Jacobs has really been my favorite high end makeup brand lately, and I’ve done a whole post about it here.
Highlighter | Instead of going for a super shimmery “you can see me from space” highlight, I like to keep things minimal with a matte highlighter that lifts and brightens. Even if you’re very tired, this MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter will add light back into your face. I apply this in an inverted triangle under the eyes, on the tops of the cheeks, cupids bow, down the nose and on the center of the forehead. Just don’t forget to set it with some translucent powder so it doesn’t move around or crease. The shade I use is Light Boost, but they have a pinkier and peachier toned one depending on your skin tone. If you have really dark circles then I suggest using some concealer before this because it isn’t super heavy or opaque.
Eyeshadow | Instead of applying a lot of eyeshadow, I like to use a cream eyeshadow like the Becca Cosmetics Eye Tint in Gilt because it stays still and doesn’t budge. It also adds a slight wash of color on your eyes, and you don’t have to fuss with a lot of brushes or eyeshadows. This is one of those “one product eyeshadow look” products that you can apply all over the lid and blend out the harsh edges; you don’t need a crease color and all that fuss unless that’s what you love doing. Pat this on, blend, and you’re good to go in a few seconds!
Lashes | I’m not a huge fan of the spider lash, which is why I really like using the YSL Babydoll mascara. It doesn’t clump up or flake off. It just leaves your lashes looking soft and fluttery, yet very long with a bit of volume. This mascara is great for both the bottom and top lashes and you really only need one or two coats of this since the mascara wand really grips onto your lashes with one go.
Lips | I love a good matte or liquid lipstick, we all know that by now, but for an interview I want something that is sheer, buildable and adds more of a stain. Liquid lipsticks can make your lips quite dry, and they can sometimes clump up after a while, which doesn’t look great or feel great on the lips. A stain like the Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint in Raspberry adds a raspberry colored stain to your lips that just amplifies your natural lip color. It is pretty sheer, but you can build it up so it’s pretty intense. However, if you do add lots of layers it can start to feel dry so I suggest just using your fingers or a lip brush and applying one coat all over the lips.
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