Hello everyone, I’m back! Sorry for the almost two month long hiatus. I swear I’ve been secretly taking pictures and stuff… I’ve just been in a sort of slump/busy school year, gah.
Anyways I’m back by request of a friend to do interview make up! It’s really a no make up make up tutorial but matte, you don’t want to seem dewy/oily for your interviews! You also want a make up regiment that doesn’t take more than 10 minutes. Since you’ll be preparing yourself with materials before the interview to prep yourself. This should optimally take less than 10 minutes.
I know it’s interview season now, so good luck everyone! I’m hoping to do well also…!
It’s a really simple tutorial, that makes you look ready and fresh faced for your interview. Basically it makes you look like you’ve actually had 8 hours and sleep.
Alright so I’m going to also do a written tutorial of how to my interview make up, just in case you’re really busy and you don’t have time to watch a 4 minute video or you want a brief refresh. I’m also going to list my products here! 🙂
1. You start off with a sleep deprived face. So the first step is to prime + moisturize your face, primer + lotion + chapstick if you’d like.
I just used my Burt’s Bees chapstick (my fav) and some face lotion to moisturize (Fresh’s face lotion).
Aww yiss look at my tired naked skin, don’t worry you’ll look fresh and ready after my tutorial!
2. Second step really is to conceal EVERYTHING. Eyebags, pimples, red spots. Everything. You want to seem like you aren’t freaking out about this interview, that you’re ready….So ready in fact you look like you slept like a baby last night, but you didn’t.
I’m using Missha’s Under Eye Concealer, it was a pretty sweet deal at $5. I’m using it today instead of my higher end products because those are pretty time consuming, but I suggest if you do have more time than 5 minutes to do your interview make up, use your higher end ones.
Remember to use only your ring fingers when blending away the concealer under your eyes! We don’t need a early onset of eye wrinkles.
3. Step 3: Is to use a MATTE foundation, really stressing the matte-ness of it. You don’t need to look so fresh and dewy, you’ll eventually look oily. Because let’s be real, when we’re stressed we sweat and produce oils on our face. Best method is preventative. So let’s go with a matte foundation, yes you may not “glow” but at least you won’t be oily.
I’m using Lancome’s Dual-Finish Powder Foundation in Porcelain.
Basically I just buff it into my face using a large powder blush, light but even coverage. Feel free to layer in some more if you need high coverage.
Step 4: I like to add some blush with a light hand, because I’m already pale, I don’t want to seem sickly, so I like to add in a nice flush of color. Choose a really natural shade, I wouldn’t suggest a suggestive blush like NARS orgasm…yeahh…no. Go with something neutral and that looks natural.
I’m using Mood Exposure from the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush palette (review coming soon this week, huzzah). With a light hand I sweep it from the apples of my cheeks to the side of my face.
Step 5: Is really optional, I wouldn’t suggest heavy contouring but maybe some light “natural” contouring. You don’t want stage make up here, ladies.
I’m using NARS laguna, and I just sweep it under my cheek bones lightly and around my face.
Step 6: Tightlining, What tightlining your eyes really is, is going over the spaces between your lashes with a eyeliner, or in my case gel eyeliner, to make your lashes seem fuller. It’s a super natural technique so it’s very usable for interview make up. I even slightly winged it out from my lash line to make my eyes seem bigger.
I’m using Sephora’s Gel Eyeliner in Brown. Remembering natural no make up make up!
Step 7: Is again optional. So If you don’t have time really, skip it. Curling your eyelashes + mascara, shouldn’t be really really important.
I’m using Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara, remembering you’re not here on a date, but here to make a good first impression for your LIFEEEEEE…..So kind of like a date but more serious, we’re not trying to flirt our way up in life, show your skills…err you know book wise.
Step 9: Is the last step, to use a natural MYLBB (my lips but better) lipstick, or you can stick to your chapstick, whatever floats your boat. I just like to have my lips a even coverage. Completing my look, yeah?
I’m using NYX’s soft matte lip creme in Amsterdam.
And ta da! You’re Finished!
Finally some tips from me, a asian girl, to help you with your interviews.
A. Don’t wear crazy nail polish (like myself in the video)
B. Be confident about yourself, I’m not talking overconfidence, but you know…confident in yourself, you already got the interview! They’re impressed with paper you, you just have to impress them with you-you.
C. Lastly, don’t panic. Cold sweats meh, keep calm and zen.
D. Good luck everyone!
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