The Best Makeup For A Job Interview

by Stephanie Montes

We can’t guarantee you’ll land your dream job solely based on your appearance (it’s actually illegal—just saying!) but we can definitely point you in the right direction for looking the part. If you have an interview coming up, scope these makeup tips to make you look flawless without going overboard, which is sure to get you noticed for what really matters: your impressive resume. At this rate, you’ll be sitting in that corner office in no time.


Consider The Job Yours

Keep Your Foundation Simple

A foundation that is too caked on or doesn't match your skin tone will be distracting to your interviewer. A sheer formula that makes your skin look fresh and dewy will get you remembered for all the right reasons. Apply it with a Beautyblender sponge to ensure you don't accidentally go overboard on product.

Use A Natural-Looking Lipstick

While we love lipstick in fun colors, a natural shade is far more appropriate for a job interview. Anything too bright or dark can be distracting—for now, save those for your weekends off.

Skip The Dramatic Cat Eye (Just For Today)

Make your lashes look fuller while still appearing natural by tight lining (darkening the top waterline) of your upper lash line with a kohl pencil—this makes your eyes pop without looking like you're wearing a ton of makeup.

Opt For A Natural Eye Shadow

We love matching our makeup to our outfits but unless you're a makeup artist, chances are your potential employer won't be impressed by your cosmetic-centric color theory skills. Today, opt for a natural color palette of browns and taupes on your eyes.

Skip The Pink Blush

Look confident at your interview instead of looking flushed. Apply a blush in a mauve shade to the outer corners of your cheeks—this gives you some color, without looking too made up.