Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What type of make-up would you wear to a job interview? Shades? Combos? General idea?

Thanks to Tanya for the question!

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18 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What type of make-up would you wear to a job interview?

  1. Nell

    My “I´m a serious scientist, don´t mess with me look” is:

    Blanc Type
    Dark Edge

    True Romantic BPB

    some nude lipcolor (Buoy, Oh Buoy l/s and C-Thru l/g at the moment)

  2. i dont overdo it on job interviews…usually, understated eyes. not neutrals though, i can get away with gold, since im dark skinned…and i either do a nude lip or a deep hue like HIP lipgloss in Ingenue. as for my skin, i just try to even things out….usually studio fix

  3. Nicole

    A good question I have to deal with the next weeks. I think I would use neutral colors like Next To Nothing, Shroom, Patina, Satin Taupe, Modest Tone and Remotely Grey, black Mascara and maybe a grey kohl kajal. On the lips Rue d’Bois or Barely lit or Ahoi there. Maybe a little rouge.

  4. carriespooner

    I’d probably look to the Mac N collection. My go to lippie for events such as job interviews and funerals is VGV.

    It’s so easy to wear.

  5. Saira

    I’d keep the make-up fairly natural, fresh and polished looking. Probably neutral, light brown shades of eyeshadow and a mid-pink/rose coloured lipstick.

  6. evangelia

    I wear matte powder and lipstick, to look more polished and professional. Usually some blotted-down Sweetie, but I also really like By Degrees Slimshine for work and would probably wear it to an interview. Natural blush, like The Balm’s Stainiac. On eyes, just mascara and maybe a little brown liner. Oh, and polished eyebrows are key!

  7. neutrals all the way. nothing that stands out too much to distract from the actual interview process. minimal eyeliner and lashes, too :)

  8. Aitana

    A nude and soft make up!

  9. I prefer using Maybelline or Avon stuff for daily office use..they are economic as well as perfect sober colours give a classy look.
    I found some expert tip on cosmtics…this wiil help al you readers to have some selection..

  10. desert_sara

    I would use nude colors like Bobbi Brown’s shimmering nude palette and nude lipstick.

  11. Lingping

    I like to wear something that is not very bold but at the same time very much “me”, since it is me they (hopefully;)) will be hireing. This means that I choose colors that look good on me, but that aren’t all neutral. I love clinique strawberry fudge for this, and my glo minerals trios.

    I like colors, soft and strong alike; wearing them sheer is better than choosing neutral colors for me.

    Luckily for me I’m a teacher and don’t have to be business appropriate :)

  12. cloudburst

    I don’t wear a lot of make up at work, so I try to use just minimal amounts in an interview (so they get a reliable picture of what I will actually look like at work!)- concealer, powder, eyebrow powder, a little blush and maybe a sheer lipstick.

  13. DaniMae

    Just some concealer, with a little bit of foundation, some blush, mascara, and a pink nude gloss.

  14. Melissa

    For the job interview I went on today I wore

    Lightly Rip l/s
    Rich & Ripe l/g
    Plum Dubois blush
    Blacktrack eyeliner on top and bottom

    Soft and beautiful…

  15. Tanya

    heheheh thanks gang :) I have two interviews tomorrow and one on Wed. Sooooooooo I will totally be trying some of these combos!! One is at a day spa, so I will likely do something a little more bold for that one.

  16. Asta

    My normal interview look is neutral (bronze/brown) shadow with subtle highlight on the browbone, black eyeliner on my waterline (no eyeliner on top), and two coats of curling mascara. A nude bronzey blush and some tinted moisturizer or just powder, depending on the weather, and a soft rosey pink lipstick or gloss, such as Clinique Bamboo Pink. I go for a really polished, barely there look.

  17. Diana

    I usually line my eyes softly in black pencil eyeliner, throw on a neutral eye shadow (puck by Stila is a favorite of mine) with some neutral, not too shimmery gloss or a light sheer lipstick.

    I try to keep it neutral but enough so that my features are defined.

  18. I’d go for soft and understated.