Job interviews are nerve-racking experiences for many of us. From trying to make sure you have your resume in order, to picking the perfect clothes and shoes to wear, it's a whole ordeal. But it's a necessary ordeal to get the job and further your career.
Makeup is a crucial component of your overall look. And whether you like it or not, the interviewer is making lightning-fast judgments about your qualifications for the job, some of which may be based on your appearance. If you're pounding the pavement and looking for a new position, here is some helpful information to keep in mind before the big day. Who knows—these tips might give you the edge over your competition.
What Your Makeup Should Say About You
First, let's discuss the impression that you want your makeup to give the interviewer. You want to come across as a clean, professional, detail-oriented person. Much like you wouldn't wear a wrinkly skirt to an interview, ensuring that your nails are well manicured, your hair looks neat, and your makeup is appropriate and professional will go a long way in telling the interviewer about who you are before you answer the first question.
There's also some merit to the "look good, feel good" phenomenon. When you plan your outfit and do your makeup just right, you can walk into the interview confident that you look the part and belong in that space. Along with your stellar resume, having the confidence and a look that says “I belong here,” is sure to make a lasting impression.
Less Can Be More
For an interview, it's less about how great that smoky eye look can be, and it's more about looking the part, keeping it professional, and feeling confident. For your eyeshadow, choose cruelty free cosmetics in more neutral shades that will give you a bit of warmth without being too over the top. When it comes to your lipstick, choose something matte that’s long lasting and try to avoid anything overly shimmery that might be a bit too distracting in an interview.
Give Yourself Time
There’s absolutely nothing worse than running down the street in heels because you’re five minutes late for the interview. The name of the game is to be early for the interview and part of that is giving yourself enough time to get ready beforehand. If you know that your makeup will take about 10 minutes, give yourself 20. This will ensure that you’ll be calm and collected when applying your makeup and won’t have to rush it. It’s also important to make sure you have the high-quality vegan makeup you need before the day of your interview.
About Thrive Causemetics
Thrive Causemetics is committed to producing 100% cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics, accentuating beauty inside and out for women all over the world. As part of this commitment to the philosophy that beauty is far more than skin deep, Thrive Causemetics only creates paraben- and sulfate-free products. And due to their Beauty with a Purpose™ mission, for every product purchased, they donate to help a woman thrive. All of their high-quality vegan cosmetics, including lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, and CC cream, have been developed at the Thrive Lab in Los Angeles to ensure that every product meets their strict health, safety, and quality standards. Thrive Causemetics creates products that empower women.