With the current world situation, it’s been a strange time for all of us. Many of us have been forced to spend our time in our own homes with little contact with the outside world. We have swapped offices for dining room tables, gyms for gardens, and meeting up with friends, family, and colleagues for Zoom calls, FaceTimes, and Teams meetings. We’re all looking forward to the day we can finally meet again, but until then there’s no reason that your make-up can’t pop and glow through the screen of a video call. We’ve put together a little guide on how to make the most of your make-up so that you’ll shimmer and shine even on camera!
Brighten your skin with moisturiser
Whilst it’s always a good idea to begin your daily make-up and skincare routine with a moisturiser, prepping your face with a hydrating moisturiser before any video calls is an important step for brightening up your complexion. If you want that natural looking glow, using a good moisturiser will help your face appear brighter and add luminosity for camera-ready radiance.
Use shimmer to widen your eyes
If you’d like your eyes to look a little bit brighter and wider, we recommend first using warm tone eyeshadows under the eyes and in the crease, then applying a shimmer to the centre of the lid to really make them pop. The shimmer will catch the light and really draw people’s attention upwards to your eyes.
Add a pop of white eyeliner
Although white eyeliner can sound a bit intimidating at first, it’s actually a very simple and effective way to make your eyes stand out and appear larger, especially whilst on video calls. After applying your eyeshadows, use a white eyeliner to line your lower waterline making your eyes appear bigger and bolder.
Create natural highlight with concealer
Whilst many of us are used to using shimmery highlight powders for more of a full glam look, dimension and highlight can also be achieved just by using concealer and can be much more wearable. Use a concealer in a tone that is a little bit brighter than your complexion and apply it underneath your eyes to brighter dark circles. Then apply it to the high points of your face such as along the bridge of the nose and the chin to create a radiant and natural looking highlight.
Warm up your look with blush
Worried about looking a bit washed out on screen? Don’t be afraid to use bronzer or deeper coloured blushes to add some colour and warmth to your face and help reduce any washing out that the camera might do. Orange and pink tone blushes are a great choice to sweep across the apples of your cheeks. You can also opt for golden bronzers for a more sun-kissed glow.
Add gloss for lips that pop
If you’re looking for ways to make your lips really stand out we recommend finishing off your usual lip looks with a pop of clear or shimmering lip gloss in the centre of the lips. The light should catch the shine of the gloss and really make your lips stand out on camera.
Reduce shine with a mattifying powder
Whilst we love for our skin to look glowing and radiant, we also appreciate that a lot of people dislike video chatting because it may make their face appear oily or shiny. If you’re worried about looking a little too shiny on camera, we recommend finishing off your look with a light dusting of mattifying powder which is going to reduce shine in all the right places without making your skin look dull.
Try out our video chatting make-up tips for your next FaceTime with your someone special or next week’s Zoom meeting and let us know how it goes. If you want to see these tips in action check out our video tutorial on Instagram (feel free to drop us a follow if you like it!)
Remember to tag us in all your beautiful creations, we can’t wait to see what you come up with.
And above all, stay safe!
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