Monday, 27 May 2013

FOTD : Interview Makeup & ramble

If you follow me on twitter you may know that today, I had an interview! Yes, that's right - I finally got called for an interview. Here's a bit of background information, I have been job-hunting for quite some time, I was lucky enough to land a 3 month office job at my uni however that ended in March so since then I've been finishing up with uni and trying to find a job to settle into now that I'm almost a graduate. Today's interview was for an Admin role at a supermarket - only part time, but I felt like the job suited me well!

So ... here's what makeup I wore .. It's essential to make a good first impression, so I wanted to go for a natural look, not too made up and something that made me look awake! Outfit wise, I wore smart black trousers, a floral vest and a casual blazer which I felt was appropriate, smart but still showing a little bit of personality. I kept the jewellery to a minimum and just had my regular charm bracelet on and wore my hair down (which I regret, as I fuss with my hair when I am nervous).

For my face I started with a mattifying moisturiser, then opted for bourjois healthy mix foundation as it's great coverage but still gives a natural finish that isn't OTT. I used my mac studio finish concealer in NW15 under the eyes and on blemishes and finished with rimmel stay matte powder as I definitely didn't want any shine! For cheeks I used bourjois chocolate bronzer to add a bit of colour back in and then used natural collections peach melba blush on my cheeks as it's a lovely natural peach colour that is quite subtle. On the eyes I used some shades from sleek's storm palette, and also used this to highlight the inner corners of my eyes as this made me look more awake (it was an afternoon interview, but I had a rubbish sleep!). I also used my new avon eye primer which I reviewed in my previous post to ensure my eye makeup stayed put. I used my avon blonde glimmerstick for my eyebrows and then loreal telescopic mascara for my lashes and kept these quite minimal and not too 'in your face'. To finish I used my MAC msf in light all over, then went for my MSF in soft and gentle as a highlight under my brow and on the tops of my cheeks. For lips I just used a clear nivea lipbalm and didn't add any colour! 

I'm back from the interview now, I feel positive about it - I answered all the questions, came accross as confident and feel like I showed my personality and enthusiasm, so fingers crossed. My make-up stayed put too! 

I hope this gave you some ideas if you are wondering what make-up to wear to an interview, my theory is go for a natural look, but something that makes you feel confident and smart! 


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  1. You look lovely Jess, very sophisticated!
    Fingers crossed you get the job. x

    1. Aw thanks Leanne! I've got my fingers crossed too! :) x

  2. Aw I love loads of these products and you look lovely! All the best with the job/interview! X