If you ask us about the major upside to lockdown is, we would say it's the freedom to look wrecked 24/7. Whether it’s skipping on makeup all together or tying our hair up in greasy buns- it’s safe to say that we’ve explored the depths of letting ourselves go. But then came the video calls. 14 months into the pandemic and zoom has become our go-to socializing app.
So, if you’re looking to switch up things to look more videogenic and bright-eyed for Zoom catchups, virtual dates, or online family game nights, you’ve come to the right place. We've rounded up some fool-proof beauty tricks to look camera-ready with minimal effort.
The easiest way to refresh, hydrate, and keep our skin plump is by prepping it with a mask. Opt for one that caters to your skin concerns and slap it on to get the best pre-camera skin. And don’t forget to treat the under-eye area with a de-puffing eye mask as it can really make a huge difference in brightening up your face.
The goal here is to look radiant and dewy with coverage that mimics your natural skin texture. The best way to achieve the glow is by using a hydrating serum, we recommend the Clarins Double Serum which has a blend of turmeric that instantly gives a boost of radiance, making it smooth and supple. A quick massage with hydrating serums including collagen and peptides will also do the trick.
Yes, you need to be wearing SPF every day, even when you’re indoors. Your skin can reap damage from blue light emitted from your phone or laptop so sun-proofing your face is key to youthful-looking skin. You can opt for multi-tasking formulations like tinted sunscreen or moisturiser with SPF to soften and diffuse your skin texture.
If you could only do one thing, let brows be it. Eyebrows can make or break your makeup look so it’s important to maintain, shape, and care for your brows. Comb them out with a spoolie and fill them in to the best of your ability without having your parlour waali didi to groom them for you.
The easiest way to perk up your face in a couple of swipes? Mascara is a beauty product that can make you look wide awake in seconds. It’s best for days when you want to nourish those lashes and look awake but definitely not overdone. We recommend using a clean formula that’s enhanced with thickness and growth-boosting ingredients.
Blush is unarguably one of the best products to help you look lively and flushed. Nothing matches the trendy rose aesthetics that blush can bring to your video call, especially if it is with your crush. Cream formulas are amazing for giving your skin a dewy glow.
Contour your face to give it a little more definition and your features and a more sculpted look. A bronzer will also do the trick by adding that celeb-like glow to your face.
There are some swoon-worthy highlighter formulas that are destined to become a key staple in our everyday beauty line-up. When faking a glow, it’s crucial to consider the positioning. Place it on areas where light naturally hits the face- the top of your cheekbone, brow bone, cupid’s bone, and chin.
The most effortless way to brighten up your face is by adding a pop of colour to your lips. Just one transformative swipe across your lips can make you look well put-together and chicer. It is edgy, playful and not much is required as far as technique.
Get ready to look your best during your next video call.
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