Whether your meeting is face-to-face or online, how you look affects the way you are perceived. And let’s be honest, how often do we find ourselves running late for those meetings, and end up staring blankly at the numerous products inside our makeup bag, wondering which to pick to get the best results in the least amount of time possible. We may be holding those meetings from the comfort of our homes, but we still wish to nail that quick work makeup look. Well, here we are, offering you 4 simple steps to get ready for your next video chat meeting.
Step 1: Look after your skin
Any makeup expert will tell you how important your base is. Taking care of the skin is a vital step of any makeup look. Start your work makeup look by hydrating your skin with a soft moisturiser to restore your natural glow. We recommend Lakmé Soft Creme Moisturiser for its light texture and soothing fragrance.
If you want to add some coverage to your skin, opt for a BB cream instead of the moisturiser. Drawing on the benefits of its multi-tasking formula, you can moisturise, prime and conceal your skin with only one cream, evening out your skin tone and covering any blemishes or imperfections. Choose a BB Cream that is suitable for your skin type. One of our favourites is the Garnier Skin Naturals BB Cream, which is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Step 2: Add definition to your eyes
Whether on camera or in person, your eyes are the centre of your face, so don’t forget to add some definition with a simple stroke of mascara. Depending on your lashes, opt for a lengthening or volumising mascara for that extra boost, like the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara. Start applying it from the roots, and wiggle the brush upwards till the tip of your lashes. Don’t forget to coat your lower lashes, too.
Step 3: Add a flush of colour to your cheekbones
Add a stroke of blush to the apple of your cheeks to achieve that natural-looking flush, which will add radiance to your complexion. Avoid that washed-out look on video chat by picking a vibrant colour. For a quick but still precise application, smile to bring out the apple of your cheeks, that’s where your application will start. Then blend the blush outward. Start with very little product as one stroke of the brush can go a long way. We’ve picked the Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher for its ease of application and matte tint that goes with any look.
Step 4: Bring colour to your lips
Lip colour can change up your game as no other product can. As the old saying goes, “give a woman a lipstick, and she can conquer the world”, so finish off your work makeup look by applying your favourite tint to your pout. As your look is simple and natural, you can pick a bold hue for your lips to create a striking contrast or opt for a nude shade for a more classic work look. Here at Glam Shades, we have picked the latter option with the Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon, in Baby Pink, a peachy shade of pink that tints the lips while providing nourishment.
Try out these products to achieve that simple yet flawless work makeup look.