I recently shared some makeup tips that I've used through the years for Skype interviews with Refinery29! Check out some highlights below or read the full article here

Do Your Homework
“Cater your beauty routine to your audience,” says Mutyala. “Especially with the world of social media, it's not hard to understand the personality of your interviewer and their company. If you think they would appreciate a more fun look, go for it, but you have to make sure, more than anything, you feel comfortable with it.” Wise words, certainly, but most importantly? “Create a beauty look that makes you feel confident and empowered — it will show!”

Set Up
Half of the effort of looking flawless during a Skype interview happens before you even turn on your screen. First step: lighting. “It's key,” advises Mutyala. “Your makeup can go from looking radiant to dull because of lighting. Make sure to set up the interview by natural light, so your beauty look can be showcased.”

Prep Your Skin
A shiny T-zone can be oddly distracting. “Those with oily skin should make sure to use an oil blotter and powder the face before the interview,” says Mutyala. “Oil is heightened on camera because light reflects off of these areas. A little bit of shine can work in your favor, but make sure to test-run how you look on the camera in the natural light to ensure it's not exaggerated.”

Get A Natural Glow
All of our YouTube stars advise a little effort on face makeup, but nothing too drastic. “Of course, this is dependent on the job, but don't go crazy on the contour,” says Mutyala. “Try to stick to a cleaner face with light accents of color. The shadows from a heavy contour can be distracting, especially if it's not blended in well.”

Add A Pop Of Color
And, where better to do so than your pout? Draw attention to your mouth and, in turn, to the brilliant words coming out of it. “People may disagree with this, but I love to leave an impression with a pop of color — my go-to is a classic, bold, red lip,” says Mutyala. “When you're Skyping, rather than having an in-person interview, it's important to find ways to show bits of your personality, and for me, that's through my lip color. It's still professional while giving a sense of who I am.”

Pull Your Hair Back
Whether your hair is half-up or in a ballerina bun, you definitely want to pull some strands back to keep all eyes on your face. “My favorite Skype-interview hairdo is a top knot or sock bun,” says Mutyala. “It's clean, simple, and draws more attention to your makeup look. Again, fewer distractions in all ways are key to a smooth interview.”

xo

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