Now that we’re cocooned in our homes for the next few weeks (months?), chances are you’ve already participated, or will be soon, in plenty of virtual meetings.
The good news? You can easily skip wearing pants that day and nobody will be the wiser. 😊
(Side note: I may or may not be wearing pants right now.)
The bad news? It’s sooooo not the same for makeup.
As anyone who’s ever stood in a self-checkout line at Target and looked at themselves on those terrible tiny security monitors knows, video is completely and unabashedly unforgiving. The Zoom video meeting is here, and it’s NOT playing, folks!
But that doesn’t mean you have to think, HOLY EFFING CRAP! IS THAT MY FACE FOR REALS!? every time you see yourself on camera.
There are simple things you can do with your makeup to perk up for your next meeting.
Here are my favorite ways to cheat the camera and look fresh and profesh on virtual visits!
1. Play with light by adding dimension to your cheekbones
One of the easiest ways to enhance your skin on screen is by adding dimension to it, and the easiest and quickest way to do that is with highlighter on the high points of your face. To catch the best light, dust a shimmery highlighter on your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose in a tone that suits your skin.
2. Boost your blush
You can go heavier on the blush when you’re meeting virtually with colleagues, as the camera tends to wash out color, so turn it up a touch more than usual by applying an extra layer or two of your favorite peachy pink satin or matte blush to the apples of your cheeks.
3. Bold brows are your friend
There are times to skip filling in your brows… This isn’t one of them. When you’re on camera, brows, like blush, can easily fade into the background, so take the time to fill them in.
Pro tip: Use upward strokes with your brow pen or pencil to mimic the appearance of real brow hairs.
4. Make a statement
Last, but not least, incorporate one big statement element into your look, like by using a colorful lipstick or liner. I’m a fan of purple pencil myself.
The final look
Now you’re ready to handle anything that comes your way on your next virtual meeting. 👍😊
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,