Working from home and attending virtual meetings have become the new normal. Luckily, there are plenty of quick ways to get ready for your next video conference call in just five minutes. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to reach out to certified beauty experts for a simple makeup look that will save the days. Here’s how!
Step 1: Moisturisation And Sun Protection!
First things first; your skin care routine. Nothing weighs more your looks than dry, dull skin. In order to have a moisturised and balanced skin in the morning, your day should start with a soothing splash of cold water and a simple massage as you lather your facial cleanser. Then apply your favourite moisturiser to energise your skin for the day. Next up is SPF, you wouldn’t want to think how dangerous the UV rays that will penetrate through our windows will be to your skin. Follow up with sun protection, and you’re ready to take the next step!
Normal To Dry Skin: Cetaphil Moisturising Cream/Goat Skin Moisturising Cream Argan Oil, Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Oxide Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF50
Combination To Oily Skin: Neutrogena Water Boost/Plum Green Tea Mattifying moisturiser & Plum Renewed Clarity Night Gel With Green Tea, La Shield IR Sunscreen Gel SPF30 PA
Step 2: Primer/ Facial Oil
The next important step is to apply your primer. Primer has to do its job before anything else can go on. It allows your makeup to have a better finish as it has staying power, something we all want from our makeup.
Step 3: Foundation
After you’ve allowed your primer to set up for a few moments, add your base. Foundation is just what it says it is, the base on which the rest of the makeup can rest. Use a medium coverage or a buildable liquid foundation to give yourself an impeccable base. Using a moist makeup sponge or a makeup brush, smear a tiny amount of the foundation all over your face. Don’t forget to blend it well.
Step 4: Concealer
Now that your face looks lively and ready to work, let’s cover the shadows that can still make you look exhausted on the camera, even when you’re not. The trick is to add the concealer to your under-eye circles, the smile lines, and the nose. You may also apply it to unwanted visitors, such as blemishes or dark spots.
Normal To Dry Skin: Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Combination To Oily Skin: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Beige
Step 5: Cheek Tint or Blush
Screens can make you look grey and saturated, so bring on your favourite blush or cheek tint and create a radiant glow on your cheeks! Look for a product that has ‘stain’ or ‘tint’ in its name. It’s going to tint the skin instead of just sitting on top of it.
Step 6: Brows
Eyebrows frame the eyes, which is why it’s important to keep your brows on point! Start with a few long horizontal strokes at the base of your brow, then fill in any sparse hairs by drawing short upward strokes in the direction of your natural hair growth. Use the spoolie end to blend for a face-framing natural look.
Step 7: Eyes
Perhaps the most fun part of your makeup is your eyes. You can do this with the help of an eyebrow pencil, eyeshadow, eyeliner or mascara. Long lashes will really open up your eyes, particularly when you are tired. Black mascara will be your best bet, work from the root out and wiggle! For a softer look, go for brown mascara!
Step 8: Lipstick:
A swipe of your favourite lip colour will instantly carry your work-from-home makeup to a new level. Not to mention that depends on whether you want to highlight your eyes or lips. If it’s your eyes, go for a more natural lip – you could stick to a transparent gloss, a nude, or a light pink. If you choose to highlight your lips, you may want to try berry or darker red tones.
And, there you go! A full face makeup for you to feel more put together while you work from home. Putting on your makeup doesn’t have to take ages, and with today’s work from home routine, most of us simply don’t have much time to dedicate to it. Keep it simple and stick to the essentials and that will do.