Our lives haven’t been the same ever since this global pandemic hit us. Our homes have been converted into a workplace, and all those in-person meetings have been superseded with virtual meetings on zoom, skype, and other video calling apps. While we have made our peace with this new normal and have gotten well-adjusted with this whole setup of virtual meetings, what we cannot seem to get our heads around is the idea of looking absolutely ridiculous on the screen during video calls, which is the complete opposite of what we saw in the mirror. To make you feel any better, every person tends to look a little different on camera, and the lighting, as well as the device, also play a major role here, but that doesn’t mean you can let these factors come in the way of you looking absolutely gorgeous during video calls.
To make things a lot easier for you, we have rounded up a list of some tips on how you can look your absolute best on video calls. Take a look at the tips in the article below.
Use a hydrating moisturizer
The first and foremost step in this entire process is to use a hydrating moisturizer for your skin. The key to making your makeup look absolutely flawless and non-cakey is to keep the skin as much hydrated as possible. This is when a hydrating moisturizer comes into the picture, before you proceed with makeup application; make sure to apply a hydrating moisturizer on your face to give your skin an extra boost of hydration. Stick to a moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type and not just any random product.
Apply a medium-coverage foundation
Using a full-coverage foundation on the skin can appear very cakey and artificial on the screen; therefore, you should totally skip using a full-coverage foundation. You can use a medium-coverage foundation if your aim is to conceal those imperfections to give your skin a very natural and dewy finish. Additionally, if you don’t have any kind of imperfections to hide or conceal, you can just stick to using a CC cream, which feels lighter on the skin and also makes the skin look even-toned.
Conceal dark circles using concealer
There’s really nothing a concealer cannot do. It is literally a life-changing product that can come to your easy rescue every single time. If you have really stubborn dark circles, we would like to warn you, they can look quite prominent on the screen, but you don’t have anything to worry about as long as you have concealer by your side. Just take your favorite concealer and apply a tiny amount of the product underneath your eyes. Blend the product nicely using your fingers or a makeup sponge to conceal the dark circles, and you will be good to go. Just make sure to use hydrate the area around your eyes using an eye cream to ensure easy blending of the concealer.
Fill in your brows
Nicely groomed brows can easily make the eyes look more accentuated and your face more defined. Therefore, make sure to fill in your brows using a brow pencil and make sure to use a shade that is one tone lighter than your natural brow color. Fill in your brows using light and feather-like strokes to make them look more natural.
Add a pop of color to your cheeks and lips
Just one swipe of lipstick can make such a huge difference to your look. You can either keep it really simple and safe by sticking to a nude lip shade or you can make a statement by wearing a poppy color on your lips. Additionally, you can also add a hint of color to your cheeks that will give your skin a very youthful appearance.