It's the truth. Life has been looking a lot different these past few months in light of COVID-19. With everyone practicing social distancing and following the "Stay-at-Home" orders, our daily routines have drastically changed, and more likely than not, your most-used apps have switched over to Zoom and other conference call platforms alike.
However, life has to pursue forward! There are meetings to be held, clients to be called, pitches to be made, special announcements, and gossip to be shared. Whether it's a team conference call or a virtual girl's night out, we're all still wanting to look our best...even if it is just from the waist up! (Because honestly, who wants to change out of their sweatpants?)
Here's an all too familiar sounding story- you overslept. You have 10 minutes before your next video call starts. Mascara or highlighter? Contour or no contour? You need to look presentable pronto, and we all know that live video calls are not the most flattering. If you need to bring some life to your face, here are some makeup and beauty tips you can use to achieve a subtle glow (quickly) for your next video chat.
Tip 1: Don't skimp out on the prep! Apply a hydrating moisturizer.
Skincare is absolutely essential when it comes to any makeup look. It's so important to prime your canvas and give your skin the love it deserves. After a quick cleanse and a slather of serum, reach for a hydrating moisturizer that will awaken the skin for a fresh, plump glow.
Tip 2: Correct your complexion and add some concealer.
Bringing luminosity to your complexion with a concealer is one of the most important steps. Quickly, yet strategically, apply a creamy concealer under the eyes and along the bridge of your nose. Dab and blend the product into the skin using your fingers. If you have 30 seconds to spare, swipe and diffuse the same concealer just above the jawline to lift and define.
Tip 3: Lift and define your lashes with a pair of MoxieLash Magnetic Lashes!
The ultimate objective- appear somewhat awake through the pixelation of your device. You want to add definition to the eyes and make them appear bigger and brighter on camera. So for bold, luscious eyes that pop on screen, curl your lashes, and reach for a volumizing pair of lashes like the FLASHY LASH or the FLIRTY LASH. These lash styles will effortlessly uplift your eyes, all while mimicking the appearance of real eyelash extensions!
Tip 4: Blush it up!
Webcams tend to washout your complexion and make you look a tab bit..blah. Blush will bring color to your face and make it visibly glow through the camera lens, so blend a vibrant cream blush to the apple of your cheeks and diffuse with clean hands or a clean brush. Like I said before, the camera often dulls color, so if you feel like you've added enough, add a little more.
Tip 5: Paint those lips.
Pale lips have a tendency to make you look a bit stale. You want to bring vitality to the face, and one of the best ways to do that is by dabbing on your favorite lip color. Opt for a lighter, tinted lip balm formula as opposed to a heavy gloss because they have a tendency to come across gloppy on camera. Hydration and color...very important.
Well, there you have it! Quick and easy beauty tips to get you ready and glowing for your next video conference call. We are all in this together. Lot's and lots of love!