Make A Great First Impression: Interview Beauty Tips

Trying to figure out what to wear for an interview isn’t even the hardest part, once you’re up and ready in the morning you have to make sure your hair and makeup is work appropriate, and understated enough not to distract from your flawless interview skills. You need to be confident in yourself but look pristine and well groomed. Here are some key tips and tricks for your hair and makeup to make sure you make a great first impression.

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+ In the morning make sure you have a freshly washed face.
+ Use a light concealer or powder on blemishes and a light liquid foundation for all-over coverage.
+ Ensure you have a good light to apply your makeup and check that you’re evenly blended before leaving the house.
+ Use a light blusher on the apples of your cheeks instead of a heavier contour to give yourself a fresh and clean look.
+ Make sure your eyebrows are well groomed, lightly coloured in with a powder or cream colour and well tweezed and brushed.
+ On your eyes use a light eyeshadow with some pigment, golds, creams, baby pinks and browns are nice subtle colours. If you use eyeliner make sure it is tight against your waterline and that your lashes are curled and coated with a light non-clumpy mascara.

+ Make sure your hair is clean, use a dry shampoo if you struggle with hair that always looks oily.
+ For a fresh look use loose waves and keep your hair healthy looking with a shine-free serum.
+ Don’t be afraid to put your hair up off your face, avoid hair accessories and hats as they can ruin your look.
+ Don’t use too much product as it can make your hair look heavy and leave you smelling of chemicals.

+ Make sure your nails are clean and prepped, a coat of clear polish will look just as nice as any colour you can paint on.
+ If you have to use a colour, make sure it’s a professional one, a soft pastel colour or a prime colour will look better than a sparkly polish or one with confetti.
+ Make sure your nails are trimmed, not filed into a point or too long, although this can look fashionable it doesn’t add to a clean, fresh and professional look.

+ Don’t wear a fragrance that is overpowering, a feminine fragrance with clean floral undertones squirted lightly on your wrists and behind your ears is perfect.

Above all take deep breaths, make sure you look polished and professional and check your body language. Fiddling with your nails or hair will make you appear nervous and unsure of yourself, so it’s important to be happy with your final look. Wear makeup that’s similar to your every day look but a little more toned down, and give yourself a little check up before you head in. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Bloglovin to stay up-to-date with everything us CGD girls are up to!

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  1. I’m going for interviews lately, I think I’ll read all your relevant posts to get prepared! They are really helpful.

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