CGN’s Insider Report: Face the Interview for Under $50

Posted July 23, 2013 by Katherine Toll in Building Your Brand


It’s rare I open Excel – as in the software program. I’m not much of a numbers person, and instead I rely on what I refer to as ‘slop math.’ I slop out some estimates and fly with those, never really caring to ‘drill down’ into exact numbers. They’re so tedious, don’t you think?

But, when two of my favorite fashion and beauty bloggers, Jess and Jill stopped by the Career Girl Network office a few weeks ago I decided to get serious with some number crunching.

You see CGN, and Jess and Jill decided to take on a challenge. We set out to answer the burning question of how to create a professional interview make-up look on a limited budget of $50 (Find their picks here).  Since Jess, of the aforementioned Jess and Jill, is a graphic wiz kid, I thought I better take the rational end of things.

So, here it is! My carefully curated picks for a polished, professional interview look for $50 (give or take depending on the product choices you make.) And, to insure you stay on budget, the CGN statisticians developed a highly complex Beauty Budget Data Validation Tool! (The BBDVT)

Option 1

Option 2

Face Up

Keep a Clean Eye

Have the Last Word

Congratulations! You look the part. Now make sure you’re ready to answer the tough questions – consider this article your cheat sheet!

Knock ‘em dead!

About the Author

Katherine Toll

Katherine (Kathi) Toll possesses more than 20 years of management and consulting experience within the retail and beauty industry. Her industry experience combined with her special brand of irreverence fuels her mission to find the ‘must-have’ beauty products for Career Girls of all ages. She aspires to remind women the airbrushed perfection of the beauty industry must be tempered with a healthy dose of humor. Kathi holds a general management certification from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, along with an undergraduate degree from Northwestern’s School of Communications.