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.
ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick (R365) Intense Nude.
SMASHBOX Be Legendary Matte Lipstick (R260) Pretty Social.
MAC Lipstick (R220) Whirl.
CLINIQUE Lip Pop Lipstick (R275) Beige Pop.
RIMMEL Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection (R89.95 each).
INGLOT Lipstick Matte (R229) 413.
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.
YARDLEY Gel Lac Nails (R59.95) Caramel.
ESSENCE I Love Trends Nail Polish The Nudes (R34.95) Hope for Love.
CATRICE Luxury Nudes (R49.95) White & Bright.
MORGAN TAYLOR Professional Nail Lacquer (R138) Birthday Suit.
ESSIE Nail Polish (R125) Ballet Slippers.
ESSENCE The Gel Nail Polish (R24.95) 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.