Lipstick and Nail Polish Shades to Wear to Your Job Interview

We always suggest going for a more natural approach in your makeup choices.

When it comes to job interviews, we always suggest going for a more natural approach in your makeup choices. Because you won’t have any knowledge on the type of office environment you’ll be walking into, it’s always important to play it safe. So this means avoiding any overpowering lip tints like red or purple and opting for nude or pink colour options – and yes, this rule also applies to nail varnishes.

Scroll down as we roundup some of our favourite office-approved lip and nail colours…


ELIZABETH ARDEN Beautiful Color Moisturising Lipstick in Matte Shades (R275) Nude.

elizabeth arden lipstick


ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick (R365) Intense Nude.

estee lauder


SMASHBOX Be Legendary Matte Lipstick (R260) Pretty Social.

smashbox lipstick


MAC Lipstick (R220) Whirl.

mac lipstick whirl


CLINIQUE Lip Pop Lipstick (R275) Beige Pop.

clinique beige pop


RIMMEL Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection (R89.95 each).

rimmel lipsticks


INGLOT Lipstick Matte (R229) 413.

inglot lipstick


Beauty tip: Transform your nude pout from a day to night look by applying a high-shine and shimmery lip gloss over. But don’t coat your lips completely with the gloss, simply add one or two layers over the centre of your lips to create a subtle highlight that’ll leave your pout with plumped effect. You can also dab on a bit of gold eye shadow to enhance the gloss’s shimmer even further.


REVLON ColorStay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel (R110) All or Nothing.

revlon nail enamel


YARDLEY Gel Lac Nails (R59.95) Caramel.



ESSENCE I Love Trends Nail Polish The Nudes (R34.95) Hope for Love.

essence nail polish


CATRICE Luxury Nudes (R49.95) White & Bright.

catrice nail polish


MORGAN TAYLOR Professional Nail Lacquer (R138) Birthday Suit.

morgan taylor


ESSIE Nail Polish (R125) Ballet Slippers.



ESSENCE The Gel Nail Polish (R24.95) Dare It Nude.

essence dare it nude


Beauty tip: Seal your nail varnish with a gel top coat, which will let you fake a salon-styled mani in minutes.

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