Ah, Career Day. We all remember that event that provoked both excitement and anxiety, as “grown ups” helped us determine our careers based on our personalities and general interests (at the wise age of 16). Well, we’re big girls now and are able to call our own shots when it comes to our 9-to-5 gigs. But, just for the sake of nostalgia, we thought we would put our own little MDC spin on Career Day (and we’re using a much more accurate gauge for your job path). As a grown-up girl with your own unique flair, what career matches your beauty style?
1. Which word best describes your beauty routine?
2. What’s your go-to hairstyle?
(a) A fun-yet-simple pony
(b) Braided crown
(c) A sleek chignon
(d) I don’t have a go-to! I like to change it up!
(e) Straight locks — no muss, no fuss
3. What product can you not live without?
(b) Illuminating powder
(c) Anti-shine powder
(e) BB cream
4. What do your nails look like?
(a) Understated with a nude or natural hue
(b) Eclectic with half-moons and geometric patterns
(c) Colored, but not distracting
(d) Decked out in glitters or textured polishes
(e) Classic with a French manicure
6. What’s your signature lipstick color?
(a) Soft pink
7) Your friends would describe you as:
Results: If you got …
Mostly As: Teacher
When it comes to your job (and probably life in general), you are more concerned about what you can do for others rather than what they can do for you. The simple things in life are what make you happy (like an apple or flower on your desk!), and that includes your beautifying products. Soft and sweet hues make up your makeup color palette (like Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue in Baby Soft), and you prefer your hair up and out of your way as you go about your day.
Mostly Bs: Artist
As a bonafide free spirit, you gravitate toward roles that allow your creativity to run wild, and you run from any position that forces you behind a desk for eight hours. Your beauty routine is whatever allows you to feel most comfortable (and beautiful) in your own skin. That includes rocking your hair in long, loose waves and experimenting with the occasional pop of color and/or skin illuminators that give you a little glow, like Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer.
Mostly Cs: Lawyer
In life, you are the queen of negotiation and are not one to take “no” for an answer. You know what you want and go after it full-force, especially when it comes to earning a living. Your main objective when it comes to beauty is professionalism and making sure you are taken seriously. The perfect product to complement your power suit? A fierce red lipstick, of course (we recommend Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Bordeaux).
Mostly Ds: PR Agent
Hey there, social butterfly! Never one to stand still, you are always on the go, taking lunch meetings and wining and dining with VIPs. You never shy away from trying a bold beauty trend, as you are all about being seen. You love to work the bright lips and cat eye (you never leave home without eyeliner like L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mistake-Proof Marker Eyeliner).
Mostly Es: Investment Banker
Your wit and way with numbers is enviable and friends are probably always coming to you for financial advice. You approach beauty the same way you approach your life and career: strategically and practically. You’re all about the products that offer multiple benefits in one fell swoop. BB creams like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect BB Cream Instant Radiance are right up your alley, and clean, classic manicures are your go-to as you spend a lot of time crunching numbers.
What career is calling your name? Let us know in the comments below.
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