Could your makeup cost you a job?

In depressing news, a recent survey in the UK revealed that minor beauty mess-ups could potentially ruin your chances of getting a job.According to the beauty director of Debenhams (which is kind of like Myer), Sara Stern, “Your beauty regime holds the key to securing that dream job. They say it takes 30 seconds for interviewers to make their minds up about a candidate, but it could be down to a set of beauty blunders many people aren’t even aware of, that makes or breaks an interview.”

So which beauty blunders will put you in the “no thanks” pile, you ask? Well the good news is that if you really don’t want the job, there are loads of mistakes to choose from. The super-duper-good-news is that the survey not only listed where us poor misguided women are going wrong, but it also described exactly how each mistake will make us look.

–          Chipped nails (It makes you look nervous and unprepared)

–          Split ends (You’re lazy. Everyone knows split ends are code for “I nap at my desk”)

–          Smudged mascara (You like to par-tay)

–          Fake tan (You like holidaying)

–          Bright red lipstick (You’re power crazy. Because if you can wear red lipstick, WHO KNOWS WHAT KIND OF EVIL YOU’RE CAPABLE OF?!)

–          Heavily pencilled brows (Naturally this means you are too confident. And the last place you want confident people is at work)

–          Overpowering perfume (You’re totally an attention seeker)

–          Lipstick on teeth (You’re careless. First it’s lipstick on your teeth, next it’s forgetting to show up at work, then what??)

–          No mascara (You’re an emotional wreck – you have obviously prepared for potential crying)

–          Foundation line (Something about not paying attention to…what was I talking about? Oh hey, a bird!)

–          Drawn on beauty spot (You’re a dirty liar. That beauty spot is a beauty spot of deceit)

I know. It’s hard to pick just one.

The truth of the matter is that if you want a job, you’ll put in the effort to impress the shiz out of your potential employer. And a few of these things could definitely make you appear careless. But there’s a lot on that list that should be filed under “Ridiculous” (red lipstick and split ends, I’m looking at you). But what makes it even harder is that this survey doesn’t let women win. It’s not just little mistakes like the above that could cost you a sought-after position – it’s looking too perfect as well. According to the survey, if you look flawless, you’re also going to look like you’re out to steal your boss’s job. Or in the words of The Daily Mail, “Even a woman appearing in immaculate makeup could ring alarm bells – telling the interviewer to watch out for their own job. This is a sign that the woman means business – and will probably be keen to grab any chance of promotion.” *Screams*

So what can we conclude from the above? Firstly, the key is to find a happy makeup medium when going to job interviews, which as can be seen, may not exist. Secondly, I am going to be unemployed for a very long time (what can I say? I just love me some drawn-on beauty spots)

Images:  starcasm.net

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63 Comments

  • Reply kiccules Monday 12th November, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    i think there are some good tips in there, not to go overboard with your makeup

    • Reply Citrinoj Wednesday 14th November, 2012 at 4:44 am

      you are right. it’s never good idea to look like a clown…:/

  • Reply qiaocolateluva Monday 5th November, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Ill remember that for my future interviews..

  • Reply Jane Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    This is waaaaay too much makeup. A real bad look for anyone at any time of day or night.

  • Reply panpania Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 11:02 am

    it’s so true!

  • Reply Sabbyxox Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I have to say leighton’s look there doesn’t really look appealing…

  • Reply detailed Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 12:07 am

    It’s sad how true this article is haha.

  • Reply tarin7 Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    That look is suitable only for an interview to become a ‘lady of the night’…

  • Reply benji2812 Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    LOL nice article 🙂

  • Reply djchilds Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Her makeup would be fine for a Halloween party!

  • Reply Joni64 Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I agree

  • Reply sothisisglamour Thursday 18th October, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Oh dear… scary pic!

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Wednesday 17th October, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Leighton looks interesting… I definitely won’t be wearing my makeup like hers’ any time soon!

  • Reply cuby_rop Tuesday 16th October, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    hahhahha this article actually addresses the reality of looking to good at an interview!

    • Jane Hollier
      Reply whatjanedid Wednesday 17th October, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      Who would have thought looking too good could be a bad thing?!

  • Reply ethereal Tuesday 16th October, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    OMG! So, really, what is a girl to do to get this right?

  • Reply lara.heaton Tuesday 16th October, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    so good hahaha

  • hayley_shortie_22
    Reply hayley_shortie_22 Monday 15th October, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    the pic is aweful but who really wears that to work?

  • Reply vikki18 Monday 15th October, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    i personally do not like it!

  • Reply KatP Monday 15th October, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Look fresh, natural and clean and you wont have a prob!

  • Reply livi Monday 15th October, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Great article 🙂 Made me chuckle!

  • Reply leahkate Monday 15th October, 2012 at 9:41 am

    hahahaha

  • Reply amanda6393 Monday 15th October, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Great article! She looks like she should be on a street corner somewhere.

  • Reply sonzie Monday 15th October, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Yeap.it would.

  • kelgri
    Reply kelgri Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    wow reminds me of marilyn manson :/

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    ha ha!

  • Reply Zerotolove Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    erghhhhhhh

  • Reply MsKimo Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    How about eye bags? – Do or do not have them? It’s the difference between ‘party chick’ and ‘hard-working girl’…?

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    OTT make up would be a put of for me if i had to interview someone.

  • Reply ozstarlett Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    very bad makeup and YES bad makeup could cost you a job because it doesn’t show much pride in yourself – better to go with none than bad makeup

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    ahaha funny article 🙂

  • Reply Xanthexo Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 10:51 am

    haha so truee – leighton meester looks yuck aswell

  • Reply T1NA Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 10:03 am

    so true

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Ha that list is so true.

  • love-melona
    Reply love-melona Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Hahaha oh my! Luckily I took more time than usual with my makeup for my interview.

  • Reply jreilly Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 8:45 am

    love it, so true

  • Reply dj23249 Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 6:17 am

    She doesn’t look good but I think most women go to an interviewed prepared and not over the top

  • Reply punkemohardcore Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Hahaha.

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    lol

  • Reply leckytomato Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    ooo, haha, this is interesting!

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve interviewed a lot of people, and if you’re good enough, not all of these are deal breakers. Though some would mean you’d to work a little harder to convince me…

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    haha 😛

  • Reply Zerotolove Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Oooooh that’s a worry!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Too messy

  • Reply MsKimo Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    HAHAHA great article! 🙂

  • Reply ragdollbaby Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    We just can’t win!

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    A fresh face is all you need for an interview

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I think most women wouldn’t make these make-up ‘blunders’.

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    What the hell!!!! Us women can’t win!!!!

  • Reply KNY Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Interesting read.

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      agreed

  • Reply Jenny Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    funny stuff!

  • Reply maggielyly Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    lol haha

  • Reply fifi73 Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Oh gosh, some of them are just rediculous! But I do agree with the chipped nail polish, it just looks messy! Now,im out of here to fix my nails….;)

  • Reply foxoduck Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Heheheh

  • Reply AmberB Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Funny article

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    you can barely tell who it is!

  • Reply Sparkles17 Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 11:46 am

    LOL funny article! Who goes for interviews with chipped nailpolish!!

    • Reply Ian Thursday 18th October, 2012 at 9:44 am

      exactly

  • Reply teekendall Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Too funny!

  • Reply jessicawheelock Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 11:06 am

    She looks…pretty awful

    • Reply yslyenom Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Haha…don’t think it’s the right make up for an interview

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Saturday 13th October, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      ikr

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