With the U.K. currently back in lockdown, more and more of us have accepted that working-from-home and organising our social affairs via Zoom* will be a part of life for the foreseeable future.
While video calling is incredibly convenient, it also means being camera ready at a time when it can be a challenge to find the strength to even bother getting out of our PJs. At the same time we know that makeup is an incredibly empowering tool in our self-care arsenal.
We have some good news, you don’t have to apply a full face of makeup to be ready for your close up, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that when the time comes, you will look perfectly groomed and Zoom ready.
- To start, we recommend applying your makeup at your desk, using your camera as your mirror, this way you will see the full effect! Make sure that light is hitting your face straight-on. Having light come from behind you ends up drowning you out entirely and can make you look tired.
- Webcams can often emphasise shadows and make the face appear more dull than it would in real life. An illuminating primer, like our Glow Drops in Champagne, can work wonders to help combat shadows and prepare the skin for makeup.
- If you are short of time, brightening the area under the eye using a corrector can make a huge difference. Simply apply the product (tip our Liquid Corrector works wonders!) in a dabbing motion to the under-eye area.
- Tame those unruly brows with a lick of eyebrow gel brushed through, for a well-groomed, understated look.
- You don’t need to go all out with your eye makeup. A cream pigment, such as our Play Pots can be applied on the eyes for a quick, yet bold look. Try our Play Pot in Purple Iridescent, add to the eyelids and then quickly blend into the crease using a fluffy brush. Play Pots also double up as a lip and cheek colour. Using a blush brush, dab a small amount onto the cheeks, and then using your fingertips, swipe this onto the lips (Pink Pearl mimics the natural shade of the lips and cheeks, while still adding a tinge of shine to the face).
- Keep the camera at eye-level or higher to avoid an unflattering angle. You can easily give your laptop some lift by stacking things you have lying around underneath it. Cookbooks or coffee table books work well.
- Apply mascara to the eyelashes and you’re done!
All these steps are achievable in under 10 minutes, giving you a quick boost and ensuring that when you dial in, you look ready for business.
Find out more about Jecca Blac gender free cosmetics or book makeup lesson by visiting her GenderGP Network page.
*other video calling applications are also available.