When it comes to prepping for an upcoming job interview, there are a lot of things to consider. Like what to wear, how to prepare, and how soon to follow up once you finish an interview. What you might not have thought of, however, is how to do your makeup. Different jobs call for different looks, and you should tailor your makeup accordingly. While a red lip for a job interview for a creative position may be standard fare, you might go for something more natural when interviewing for a corporate one. We’ve rounded up the best job interview makeup looks we could find on Instagram, ahead.
Neutral and Natural
If you’re interviewing for a position in a more corporate setting and want your resume to speak for itself, keep things neutral. In this look, @midrebeauty paired black eyeliner and lashes with a glossy nude lip (we love the C.O. Bigelow MAGENTA MINT Mentha Lip Tint and FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Cream Double Take Lip Set for this).
Pop of Personality
For a more creative job, don’t be shy — let your individuality shine through! Make like @laracrisouza and go bold with color. Use a brightly colored eye pencil, like the Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Stick in Chaos, to recreate your own version of this turquoise and purple graphic eye look.
We love this no-makeup makeup look by @jenaidaguiar because it’s simple and only requires a few products so you can spend more time preparing. Grab a multitasking product, like the ILIA Multi-Stick, to add a flush of color to your cheeks and lips.
Less Is More
Put your best face forward in your next interview with a lit-from-within look like the one seen here by @everythingmiahsims. The subtle glow not only makes you look more awake, but gives the impression that you’re put together — even if you’re feeling nervous.
Splash of Color
To add a bit of personality to an otherwise minimalistic look, opt for a bright-colored eyeshadow. Get @benkobeauty’s look by applying a few swipes of the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil across your lids.
Color and Confidence
Confidence is the name of the game when it comes to interviews, so we can’t think of a better way to show off that spunk than with a colorful lip. The YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick is the perfect option — the pigment packs a powerful punch and the formula stays put, so you won’t have to worry about reapplying mid-interview.