Lipstick Shades To Wear To Your Next Job Interview


When you are interviewing for a job—whether at a small start-up or a large corporation—your appearance says a lot about you. Too much makeup might come off as high maintenance, while too little can give the impression you don’t care. Look professional, confident and creative with a few of our favorite lipstick shades perfect for an important job interview. (We even pair them with go-getter outfits.) These hues are so good they’re sure to land you the job—and work overtime.

Find the lipstick shade and outfit to get you your dream job. Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Field: Creative

A bold orange says you are artistic, innovative and not afraid to take a risk—all great qualities your future employer will likely be looking for. Play down your bright lipstick with a pair of black skinnies, simple white top and killer pumps.

Mid Rise Jeans



Studded Red Sole Pump


Christian Louboutin

Cotton Top


Victoria Beckham Denim

Long Lasting Lipstick In Bright Orange


Sisley Paris

Field: Sales

You can never go wrong with a swipe of pink when applying for a sales job. The color is feminine but strong, implying you are both put-together and charming. Whether you're selling merchandise or million-dollar ideas, any boss would be happy to hire a girl with such promising qualities. Pair your pink pout with equally pretty details. A structured dress and minimal accessories show you have great taste and are professional.

Stretch Crepe Dress



Rose Gold Pearl Earrings


Ryan Storer

Rouge Volupté Radiant Lipstick In Fetish Pink


Yves Saint Laurent

Field: Education

Whether you're teaching high school or college classes or leading a company meeting, you don't want people focusing on your lips more than the words coming out of them. A nude lipstick says you are organized, smart and professional without being too aggressive. A shift dress adds a little oomph to your look while still looking classroom and office appropriate. Choosing one in a bright color—paired with comfortable pumps—is modern and chic.

Stretch-georgette dress



Gianvito Rossi Leather Pumps



Classic Cream Lipstick In Nude


Dolce & Gabbana

Field: Journalism

Set yourself apart from a sea of eager candidates by going with a classic shade of bright red. It says you're confident, sassy and willing to make a statement. Consider the job yours. Show your impeccable style without being too over-the-top with a full skirt and a simple sweater.

Felt Midi Skirt


By Malene Birger

Merino Wool Sweater



Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick In Le Rouge


Yves Saint Laurent

Field: Law

Embrace your femininity with a strong oxblood shade. It says you're confident, self-assertive and tenacious while still being polished enough to represent the company. Look for feminine silhouettes with great textures like a tweed pencil skirt. Finish the look with a fitted blazer.

Twill Blazer


Helmut Lang

Tweed Pencil Skirt


Pedro del Hierro Madrid

Soft Satin Lipstick In Oxblood