A few days ago (well, likely a few weeks ago when this video and post finally goes up!), I had an interview. Now, interviews by natural are nerve-wracking. I consider myself typically quite confident going into interviews, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a twinge of nerves heading into a boardroom to answer a bunch of questions. It’s an uncomfortable feeling, so don’t worry too much if you’re feeling a bit nervous before your interview – you’re not the only one!
Anyways, before I went to my interview, I decided it was a good opportunity to film what my typical interview makeup looks like. In general, I tend to stick to very simple, natural and basic makeup looks for interviews. The only time I go a bit brighter is if I am interviewing for a more creative position.
EASY Interview Makeup Tutorial
Interview Makeup – Products Used:
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Soft Focus Beauty Flash Primer
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation 2 Fair
Zoeva Buffer 104 Brush
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Bad Habit Beauty Royals Palette c/o Hush **10% off using code BREE10
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Concealer in Light
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara
Tarte Blush in Party
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Fair Medium
Eco Tools Glow Buki
Nudestix Lipstick in Belle
6 Tips to Feel More Confident Going into an Interview
Review and Remind Yourself of Your Skills
Before going to an interview, remind yourself of your skills and assets. It’s easy to blank out when you’re sitting in front of your interviewer, so before you head in, review your resume, review your work history, and remind yourself of your skill set.
Highlight 2 Skills or Valued Assets Prior to the Interview
If you’re seriously nervous (like shakin’ in yo boots) about forgetting and blanking out then try to just highlight 2 skills or valuable assets that you have. Lock them into your head so that even if you blank on the rest, you have 2 skills to rely on, discuss, and highlight.
Practice makes perfect – for realz. There’s no shame in standing infront of your mirror and rehearsing some of your answers. There are some questions that are asked in nearly all interviews so note those down and practice answering them. Even if that question doesn’t come up, you’ll likely find that having a “canned” response will help you through similar questions.
They’re Just Human, too
If you stumble, don’t worry – chances are the person interviewing you isn’t faulting you for a little flub. They’re people, too – and honestly, how you handle those flubs shows them a lot more than a perfected answer. If you stumble, try to laugh it off, remain calm, and continue through. Show ’em how great you are even when you’re nervous/stressed.
Research the Company Before
Before going to your interview, do a bit of research on the company. Being able to discuss the company and the company’s mission will help you stand out, and make you feel more confident in how you answer the questions. You’ll know that they’re about, what they’re looking for, and if you’re it.
Have 2 Canned Questions
At the end of each interview, the interviewer always asks: So, do you have any questions for us? And, 99% of the time the answer is a big whopping “nope”. But, they like questions so have two canned so you can ask them at the end of the interview. Maybe ask something about the office culture, or the possibility of growth within the company. Those kinds of questions show your interest in being a part of the company, the desire to be a longterm employee and grow within the company.