DIY MAKEUP HACKS
Summer break of 2020 is coming to an end, and many of us are still using our makeshift home offices as the new workplace. Zoom meetings are still a thing and since you won't be leaving the house for any of them, you don't really feel like getting all glammed up––but you also want to put your best face forward.
Should you be going for mascara or lipstick? Skipping the bronzer? Contouring or not contouring? Is eyeliner too much?
So many questions before the meeting that you woke up for 15 minutes ago! Keep reading to discover our best makeup hacks for the perfect glow.
You may have noticed that doing your makeup for your computer's camera is a bit trickier than your day-to-day routine, so we’ve decided to equip you with our best makeup hacks for achieving a quick and easy webcam-proof glow:
- SPLURGE ON A HIGH-QUALITY MOISTURIZER.
Skincare is the foundation of all makeup looks. Keeping your skin hydrated is the best thing you can do to prep your canvas, giving you a youthful look and a healthy glow: so make sure to drink your H2O and not to skimp on the moisturizing.
HYDRATING REPAIR CRÈME ($113.50)
MOISTURIZING COMPLEX ($116)
- GOODBYE PUFFINESS
The best solution for puffiness is to use an ice-cold facial roller. Pop your roller in the freezer as soon as you wake up, and after a few minutes glide it all over your face in an upward motion for the fastest lymphatic drainage.
- COMPLEXION IS KEY
Since a full-face of foundation is not in the cards when working from home, replace this step with just a few pats of under-eye concealer. For best on-cam results, make sure to apply in the inner corners of the eyes and under the bridge of your nose.
LIQUID BRIGHT CONCEALER ($42)
- SET UP YOUR GLOW
Most video camera setups don't do justice to your natural glow, so you're going to want to put in a little bit more warmth on your cheekbones to give your skin more life.
Opt for a blush + bronzer combo:
BEAUTY BLUSH DUO ($55)
Apply your bronzer under the cheekbones, under the jawline, and around the temples for a quick lift and sculpt of the face. Normally, you should not apply bronzer all over your face—it makes you look like you had a fake tan fiasco—but since the camera usually makes your skin look washed-out, you can be a bit more generous.
You should select a blush that's a little bit brighter or more colourful than the one you would wear daily—just make sure you tap the excess off of your makeup brush before applying, since the colours may pop a bit more than what you are used to. You can apply the blush across your cheeks, nose, eyelids, and around the edges of your forehead.
This combo will give your camera face a bright, warm glow, showing that you truly are living your best life...even from home.
- AWAKEN THE EYES
A swipe of mascara adds definition to your eyes and will make them appear bigger (hence, more awake) on camera—even if you literally woke up for this meeting 15 minutes ago. Skip the heavy eyeliner, which can have the opposite effect.
MASCARA LASH CONDITIONER ($29.99)
- PUCKER UP
Pale lips can make you look lifeless, so bring yourself to life by swiping on your favourite lip colour! However, we recommend you opt for a tinted lip balm or choose a matte colour, as lip glosses can appear too shiny (and a bit messy) on camera.
LIPDRINK SPF 15 LIP BALM (available in 7 shades) ($24)
- DRY SHAMPOO IS YOUR BFFL
Spritz some dry shampoo into your roots for instant volume and the illusion of a fresh blowout.
DRY SHAMPOO ($32)
Our final and most important tip is that you do your makeup in front of your video-chat camera, rather than in front of the mirror (in order to get a better idea of what your look is going to actually look like on-screen).
With this advice, we guarantee you'll be the most glowy person in the virtual room.
Just make sure to swap back to your normal routine if you’re heading out of the door––some of these tips are Zoom-approved only and might look a bit crazy IRL!
Until next time, stay dewey!