How to Do Makeup For a First Date

7 makeup tips for a virtual date

You finally landed a promising Zoom date with someone you really like—and you want to make sure you look and feel your best. You've already got the perfect outfit (or at least the perfect top half of an outfit!) and invested in a ring light, but what about your makeup? If you need some help in that department, check out these seven expert tips:

1. Apply a good moisturizer

Give your foundation a solid base by first applying a high-quality moisturizer, such as LaserAway Beauty Drenched Peptide Enriched Moisturizer, to add luminosity to the skin. This formula contains hyaluronic acid to smooth and plump.

2. Use eye drops

Webcams really pick up red and pink tones, which can cause you to look tired. Try using some brightening eye drops, like Lumify, right before applying your eye makeup. They'll help your eyes look super white for up to eight hours.

3. Go for a bright blush

Because FaceTime and Zoom calls can make you look washed out, you'll want to apply a blush that's more vibrant than what you'd normally wear. Adding a color that pops and has some warmth to it, like BareMinerals Bounce and Blur Powder Blush, will give your skin tone some life.

4. Reduce redness on your face

Since webcams pick up on any redness really easily, breakouts, irritation, rosacea, and broken blood vessels will stand out. Luckily, you can hide these blemishes with a good concealer that is formulated for dark circles. One favorite among makeup artists is It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under-Eye Anti-Aging Concealer.

5. Sport a bright lipstick or lip gloss

Similar to blush, you should choose a bright lipstick or lip gloss to wear on your Zoom date. Why? Because it'll make your face pop on screen and make you seem more awake and vibrant. LaserAway Beauty Girl Boss Plump & Shine Lip Lacquer comes in five stunning shades and plumps and moisturizes lips, so they look fuller.

6. Amp up your lashes

Eyelashes can easily disappear under webcams. To make them appear more prominent, opt for layers and layers of volumizing mascara, such as Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.

7. Give eyebrows definition

Your brows frame your face, so it's essential that you groom them. To help give your eyebrows some definition, brush your arches up with a spoolie. Then, lightly fill in any sparse areas with a micro pencil, like Benefit Cosmetics Brow Microfilling Eyebrow Pen.

Don't forget that Zoom has a feature available that helps to enhance your overall aesthetic. It's called "touch up my appearance," and it's a filter that's designed to smooth out skin tone for a more polished-looking appearance.

References
  1. “9 First-Date Beauty Mistakes,” More, n.d.
  2. “First Date Beauty Mistakes to Avoid if You Know That the Most Important Person to Impress is Yourself,” Bustle, May 27, 2015.
  3. “Makeup Mistakes to Avoid Before a Big Date,” All Women’s Talk, n.d.
 
 
 

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