User post: Beauty Tips for That Next Interview

We all know that jobs are very hard to come by and most people, (including myself) have found themselves without a job and pounding the pavement with slews of interviews. A crisp suit is a must when it comes to your first impression attire, but what about your makeup? What should you be wearing or what beauty items are to be left at home? To help answer these beauty questions is Anna de Souza a trend reporter who shares some great beauty tips when it comes to getting ready for that interview!


Pound the pavement with the right base
. Begin your beauty regime with a primer that fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish! Give Smashbox's Photo Finish Foundation Primer a try. It helps to inhibit the destruction of collagen so you can look flawless for years to come at your corner office.


Sleepless night from nerves
? Cover up those under-eye bags, puffiness, or any other perfections with Tarte's Dark Circle Defense. The finely milled light refracting minerals actually brighten skin to help camouflage dark circles, puffiness, refness, fine lines and wrinkles. And there's 56% reduction in eye puffiness after 4 weeks--but we know you'll nail that interview the first go-round!


Sparkle and glitter aren't office appropriate.
Opt for a matte shadow in a natural hue on the lids. We love Revlon's ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow in In The Buff. Better yet, go for a thin line of smudged pencil eyeliner. Sue Devitt's Eye Intensifier Pencil is great. Nylon and a number of other ingredients lock in moisture and expand and contract with facial movements without creasing to create a long-lasting, luminious eye.


Stop fussing with and reapplying your makeup
! Ditch the trips to the ladies' and mist on a product that holds concealer, foundation and eyeshadow in place for up to 16 hours. Skindinavia Makeup Finishes creates a flawless look so there's less touch ups throughout the day. Since it resists heat and humidity, the mist is also great for when that mid-interview perspiration occurs!


OTHER TIPS:

  • 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.
  • 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. (A tiny bit of hair gel, diluted with water, can do the same thing.)
  • Applying a little bit of blush makes everyone look healthier. Use this rather than bronzer for a natural-looking, healthy glow.
  • Don't wear any perfume. "Oh, but I love my signature scent," you might be saying. Yes, and it probably smells lovely, but what if your interviewer has an allergy? Skip it.
  • 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. Don't opt for a French manicure -- many find it dated.

What are your beauty tips and tricks you use when you're getting ready for an interview?

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