In just a few short months, COVID-19 has completely transformed life as we knew it. #Workingfromhome is poised to become the new normal, particularly with leading companies like Twitter announcing that their employees can work remotely, indefinitely - we think its safe to say that it's time to get used to Zoom meetings.
Virtual dates have also taken a front seat, with dinner and movies taking the back for those who wish to be safe! With this new reality comes more virtual camera time, and that means figuring out which makeup looks best pixelated, cos lets be honest, the low-res camera has its own ideas!
Now, donning a full face of make-up to sit in front of your computer screen is not everyone's vibe, but adding a bit of colour to the cheeks can provide a much needed sense of normalcy for some of us, so we've combed the interwebs to find the best tips for you!
Blush it up
Webcams often dull color, so popping on some extra blush to make sure it's visible on screen will go a long way. A gel or cream formula will give a more vibrant looks as opposed to a powder which tends to mattify. Hello sun kissed cheeks!
Don't have a lot of time but need a quick fix? Fill in your brows! Eyebrows frame the face and they'll have you looking ready to go in moments a-la Steph Smith below!
There's something about video calls that just makes everyone look tired. Even if the state of the world has rendered you sleepless, you can still look fresh-faced by adding some highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes and dabbing some on your cheekbones. It'll leave you looking fresher than you feel!
Let there be light
Good lighting will take you a long way! If it's daytime, face a window and let that brightness hit all the right spots. If your call is in the evening, don't be afraid to use a lamp to stage the scene. Brooke McAuley seems to have nailed the lighting setup!
Bronzer to the rescue
If you feel like your face loses all definition the minute you face the camera, you're not alone. Layer up the bronzer and blend it to contour in some shape.
We'd love to hear any tips or tricks you might have! Share them with us in the comments below!