What makeup is best for Zoom meetings?
Over a year and a half into the pandemic, everyone pretty much knows what Zoom is now. While it's practical, innovative, and allows you to work from home, Zoom and other video chat apps certainly comes with their own challenges. Your coworkers get to see what your house looks like, and looking and feeling your best over a computer screen can sometimes feel impossible. If you feel like experimenting with your beauty looks while working remotely, keep in mind the rules of makeup change when you're looking at someone through a webcam. More can seem like less, and too much contouring can cast shadows on your face. Need some help? Check out this super easy and universally flattering Zoom makeup routine.
Step one: Glowing, luminous skin
The first step of looking fresh-faced and awake is all about where you're sitting. Steer clear of harsh overhead lights, which can make your face seem shadowy. Instead, sit in front of a window, which will make your face appear brighter and more even.
You'll also want to use an illuminating foundation to add some glow and even out skin tone. Follow up with a concealer to hide any dark circles to brighten your whole face. You can go heavier with concealer because you'll want to brighten everywhere you might not normally need to. You can even go a few shades lighter than normal to appear even brighter.
Add highlighter to your cheekbones so they will pick up light. Follow with powder to help with any oiliness.
Step two: Big, bright eyes
You can easily make your eyes appear larger and more open over Zoom, even if you're exhausted. The first thing you'll want to do is define your crease with a natural-colored shadow. It should follow your natural eye shape. Make sure not to line your waterline with eyeliner, but rather trace the eyeliner just underneath your lash line to enhance the perimeter, which will make your eyes appear wider. Lastly, finish your look with a few coats of mascara. It will accentuate the perimeter of your eye and make it appear larger.
Step three: Rosy, healthy cheeks
Adding a pop of color to your cheeks can give you a youthful flush, which helps combat any sallowness over Zoom. Opt for a bright, warm shade, like coral or peach. Apply the blush by sweeping it along your cheekbone, taking it down to the apples of your cheeks. Swipe your blush across your eyelids and into your temples to add shape and dimension over the screen to finish the look.
Step four: Full, luscious lips
One of the good things about Zoom is it is much more forgiving if you overline your lips. No one will be able to tell if you overdo it. Now's the time to experiment with your lip color and try out new things. Find a lip liner that matches your natural lip color, and use it to line your cupid's bow to get more definition. Be sure to either use a satin or gloss formula or finish with a clear gloss all over. Stay away from matte lip color during this time because the shine from your lips will make them appear bigger.
- "The Best Zoom Makeup Ideas That Look Flattering on Literally Everyone," Good Housekeeping, May 18, 2020.
- "The Best Zoom Makeup Tips From Incredibly Busy Women," Glamour, November 2, 2020.
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