MakeupLand the Job: Beauty Inspiration for Your Next Interview
  • Bright Eyes: Hopefully you were able to get a restful night's sleep before the day of your interview, but if not, fake bright eyes with eyedrops, concealer, and white eyeshadow on the inner corners of your eyes.

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  • Groomed Eyebrows: Make sure to stop by the salon for a wax or tweeze your eyebrows a day or two before the interview to avoid any redness on the big day and any embarrassment from looking unkempt.

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  • Blowout: If you're going to wear your hair down, opt for a sleek blowout and save the voluminous waves for the weekend.

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  • Polished Nails: Along the same lines of hygiene, painting your nails with a light neutral color shows your interviewer that you care about your appearance in a sophisticated way.

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  • Minimal Perfume: If you absolutely cannot avoid spritzing on the morning of an interview, take our advice when we say that less is more. Overwhelming someone with your scent is just as bad on the subway as it is in an interview.

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  • Minimal Makeup: If you're someone who piles on makeup every morning, take it easy on the foundation and eyeliner for an interview. If you're someone who wears no makeup whatsoever, consider some blush and a few swipes of mascara. A good balance of makeup shows that you care about appearance, but you don't need to hide behind a mask.

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  • Fresh Breath: If you're sipping coffee or eating breakfast on the way to your interview (which isn't advisable, but hey, sometimes you don't have a choice), make sure to carry mints, not gum in your bag. Chewing gum comes off as unprofessional, but a mint will give you fresh breath with no evidence.

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  • Polished Bun: A bun is not for everyone, but if this is your choice hairstyle, make sure it's pulled back, not too large (no socks or donuts today), and is held in place with hairspray.

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  • Minimal Trends: If you're a nail art addict and you absolutely can't stand the thought of simply polished nails, try satisfying your trend urge with a matte top coat over a darker neutral color.

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  • Sleek Ponytail: A high ponytail can become a power accessory if it's sleek, straight, and not so high that you look like you could cheer on the football team next Friday night.

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