In 2020, it has become quite common, sitting in front of a camera for professional meetings on Zoom or personal catch-ups, whether spending a date night or Facetiming with friends. Naturally, with the ongoing festive and wedding season comes more virtual camera time—whether you’re attending a puja or doing a family catch-up. And for beauty enthusiasts, thismeans figuring out what makeup look looks best on cam. If you feel like your phone or laptop lens often leaves you feeling less confident, then you’re not alone—the camera can certainly wash you out. That’s why when getting camera-ready, the rules of makeup change a bit.
- Prepping should be your priority.
For any kind of makeup application, you need to start with a solid canvas. “Prep and prime is a very important step”. Your skin type and weather condition should serve as your starting point. If it’s cold outside, use face oils. Otherwise, a moisturising cream or photofinish primer will work perfectly fine to keep the skin looking hydrated, keep makeup in place, and blur your pores. Just take a dime-sized amount and use your fingers to apply the primer. It’s the best and easiest way to get a seamless finish.
2. Add some dimension to your face
The camera is not going to do your under-eye shadows any
favours, which makes concealer an important step for on-screen makeup. Swipe an easy-to-blend formula under the eyes and inner and outer corners as well as bridge of the nose. A light-weight formula is ideal for any Zoom party to appear refreshed and vibrant. Create a soft, natural-looking contour to add definition.
3. Tame those brows
A shabby brow can bring your whole look down, especially through a camera. Taming and filling them in with a natural touch will make all the difference, given that your eyebrows frame your face. I prefer using a pencil. The best way to get well-groomed brows is to start by brushing them with a spoolie.Then, assess the gaps you need to fill to get a beautiful arch.
4. Experiment with your eyes
With or without a mask, definitely play up the eyes. A good festive look for me would be intense kohl eyes with a little shimmer and lots of mascara, very highlighted skin and a nude lip. Smoky eyes is a great option too. If you want to go super glam without too much effort, opt for super glittery
lids. Apart from that, cut-crease or a simple classic wing are the usual top choices for all.
5. Opt for the gloss
Want to take the makeup from 0 to 100 in a minute? Vibrant lips with a pop of colour is a festive essential. For those who love to go bold, red is a classic. But I like to play
around with a more subtle shade like a nude pink. You can also finish it off with lots of gloss. A gloss shine will make your lips appear bigger and fuller. You can also do two tone lips by mixing two shades. A combination of red and a maroon, or a pink and an orange will make your lips the focal point of your makeup.
These are some of my foolproof tips which will definitely make your makeup stand out, on any virtual event that you attend.
U.S.Lima, lifestyle content creator.