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How to Do Makeup for a Job Interview

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you how to do your makeup for a job interview in this makeup tutorial from Howcast.


Hi, I'm Patricia Longo and I'm a celebrity makeup artist. I've worked with models from Sports Illustrated like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson to Alec Baldwin at 30 Rock.' All those things that experts do that the average person doesn't know how to do, we'll learn how to do it on these videos. So I've always told people, when you're going on a job interview you don't want to do too heavy of makeup. Which means you don't want to do too heavy of a foundation or too strong of a lip. My idea of a clean face, but yet natural and smoky eyes with nuded lips, always looks best on a job interview. You never know if they're going to put you on camera these days or interview with, you know, five different people. And, usually when you're interviewing with a bunch of people, if you have red lipstick on usually ends up on your teeth. Or if you have heavy, heavy foundation, someone out of those five or six people will notice how heavy your makeup is. Yes, I've seen people put way too much blush on. I mean it's nice to have rosy cheeks in the day time, but you don't want to look like a clown. So I always recommend a softer cheek and soft lips. I like everything soft, except for the eyes. The eyes can always be played up, because that's when people are interviewing you, they're looking you straight in the eye. So you want your eyes to speak for itself. You want your eyes to do all the talking. Not so much your mouth. So if you're going to be interviewed, I would go with a natural skin, flawless makeup, maybe a little smoky eye. That's ok during the day. Just a little black liner, little brown shadow, lots of mascara. You can do as much mascara as you want. But I would definitely stay neutral or natural on the lips maybe like a peach tone or just maybe a lip gloss. Nothing major on the lips and keep the makeup, keep the foundation very soft and light.

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