Natural makeup for video calls

To be at our most professional, even at home, a little makeup can make all the difference to our confidence levels. Here are our tips for creating a natural makeup look, perfect for video calls.

The majority of us are smart working (from home), and we’re finding ourselves juggling between Zoom and Skype calls all day. While it’s completely understandable that you don’t want to put on a full face of makeup and fake eyelashes for these occasions, you can compromise and find a makeup look that will make you feel comfortable without too much fuss. Surprisingly, we’ve never been as connected and in touch with so many colleagues, collaborators and clients as we are now. What’s the perfect makeup look? We can maybe leave the 80s shimmer blue eyeshadow for when the long awaited human interaction will be allowed. However a natural but polished look will make you feel Zoom call ready! You can refine your complexion without having to be too precise, a slow wi-fi connection is the new airbrush tool.

Step By Step Guide To Creating a Natural Makeup Look

Step 1 Moisturizer
It’s important to hydrate and nourish your skin, particularly when you’re indoors all day. Choose a thicker, richer cream without fear of looking oily as you would normally do. The result will be a dewy look and in the long run, smoother skin.   Iris Hydrating Day Cream, £17.95, Weleda
Step 2 Base
Together with the moisturizer, it’s one of the most personal choices depending on your skin type. Unless you already have a personal favourite, you don’t need full coverage at the moment. Remember to apply it from the centre of your face to your forehead, temples and chin. You can then apply extra concealer if some areas need further help.  Soft Focus Foundation, £50, Vapour Beauty at Naturisimo
Step 3 Add some colour! 
If you’re in the mood for a statement eye, that’s great. You’ll be the coolest person in the Zoom room. But you can look just as put together with a cream solution that can, at its most versatile, be applied to eyelids, cheeks, and lips. If you use two different tones, you could wear one on your lips, another one on the eyelids, and mix them together and apply to your cheeks. Your look will still be natural and dewy, but less monochrome. Considering the extra moisture, you won’t need any highlighter.  Cream Blush, £41, Kjaer Weis at Cult Beauty
Step 4 Mascara
If you’re confident and lucky enough, you can skip the previous steps and just add some mascara. It’s one of those magical products that make you feel instantly pulled together. If you choose a tone that is darker than your hair, you’ll instantly achieve the look we’re going for. Who said the mascara has to be one colour only? Natural Definition Mascara in Brown, $22.00, Alima Pure
Step 5 – Brows
Depending on whether you need to fill your brows or not, you can either choose a liquid, coloured product, or a transparent wax. Sometimes just a little neatening brush can make a huge difference to your face. Lifting up your eyebrows opens your eyes more than using an eyelash curler. And now you’re all set! Long Last Brows, £22, 100% Pure at Naturismo

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