When going on a job interview or audition, you want to look and be your best; you want to make a good first impression. While for some of us that may mean wearing glitter, for most, it's all about enhancing your natural beauty.
What enhancing your natural beauty entails is simply bringing your best features forward. When auditioning, you don't want to allow make-up to distract from the character you are trying to portray. For the most part, the same applies for a job interview - you want the focus to be on you, not your make-up.
We hear all you out there saying "but, we want to look our best!" ... We at Incendio Beauty believe that you are beautiful! But in case you do want to throw on some make-up ...
Here are some tips to enhance your natural beauty:
1 - Don't be intimidated by all those intense contouring videos you might see on YouTube or Instagram; this is a technique that's been around for decades and it doesn't have to be hard or too time-consuming! Contouring is about creating, or bringing back, dimension to the face after you've evened it out with tinted moisturizer/bb cream or foundation. Using a foundation powder a few shades darker than your skin tone will give you a contour that provides your face with dimension while at the same time not being noticeable as, "oh look at that make-up!".
PS: In our case, there's always a highlight - it gives you a healthy, dewy look and creates further dimension on the cheeks. Full Moon Enchanted Pigment is our go-to-choice - it will give you the prettiest glow when light hits your cheekbones.
2 - Use a blush tone that will add a slight bit of color to your complexion just on the apples of the cheek. If you're ever unsure what color blush you should use, go with something close to the color of your tongue.
HIGHLIGHT: On top of your cheek bone.
CONTOUR: Below your cheek bone (and the temples) - start from the middle of your ear and do not go further than the corner of your eye - if in doubt, feel out your bone structure with your fingers prior to doing your make-up.
BLUSH: On the apples, blended between the highlight and contour.
** Make sure the contour, blush, and highlight are blended and do not look like stripes. In order to avoid this, apply them with an ever-so-slight overlap so they naturally blend from one shade to the next.
3 - Groomed brows are a must! Just fill in any areas that are sparse. We love the Stila All Day Waterproof Brow Color because it's waterproof and has a sponge tip applicator, which makes it super easy to draw in extra little "hairs" in sparse areas.
4 - Keep the eye make-up soft. We recommend Aura Enchanted Pigment because it's a rose gold that will compliment any skin tone. Given that is has an iridescence, it will brighten up your eyes and make you look wide awake.
5 - Using the same shade you did for your contour, apply to the crease of the eye with your favorite blending brush.
6 - A gel eyeliner is a great medium to use when you want to add definition to your eyes. Apply to the outer corners on the top and bottom lashlines; this will help make your eyes stand out, which will make eye contact super easy! Witches' Brew Eyeliner Potion is a perfect choice for black eyeliner because it is creamy and very easy to blend; for those of you who prefer a softer, more subtle liner look, we suggest Shewolf - a deep brown.
7 - Last but not least, wear a lipstick that's close to your natural lip color. We recommend Amulet Lipstick Potion as it brings forth the natural pink tones of the lip.
For a full tutorial on this look, check out our YouTube video here.