If you’re anything like us, by now you’ve likely gotten well and truly into the swing of isolation. Early morning livestreamed work out? Nailed it. Saturday brunch catch up with the girls over FaceTime? Too easy. Monday afternoon work meeting with clients over Zoom? Got it. Well, sort of.
If there’s one thing we’re hearing from our girlfriends at this time it’s that they haven’t quite nailed their camera-ready makeup look for meetings and video calls. And we can’t exactly blame them - in these uncertain times, putting on a full makeup look can feel like the last thing you want to do.
Still, at DB Cosmetics we’re firm believers in the fact that makeup can and should make you feel good, and that things that make you feel good are now more important than ever. With this in mind, read on to discover our easy guide to flawless Zoom and FaceTime makeup now.
1. Ace your Base
Like any everyday makeup routine, the best camera-ready makeup starts with a clean, well-prepared base. After cleansing and moisturising, enhance your skin’s natural radiance and seal in hydration with our Rise and Prime Luminescent Primer.
Enriched with skin-loving Green Tea, Aloe Vera, and Vitamins A, C, and E, this vegan primer encourages skin cell renewal and gives you a smooth, picture-perfect base. Use your fingertips to gently pat a thin, even layer of primer into your face and neck, and let it sink in for a moment before moving to step 2.
2. Glowy Skin for the win
After taking the beauty world by storm in 2019, dewy radiant skin remains one of the biggest makeup trends in 2020. For a natural, glowing look that’s always in season, reach for our Luminous Hydrating Foundation and your favourite foundation or buffing brush.
Apply a small amount of this moisturising foundation to the centre of your face, then use your brush and gentle, sweeping strokes to blend the product outward. Continue building up the product until you’ve achieved the desired level of coverage.
Top Tip: Heading out for a lunchtime walk? With SPF 15, this foundation protects you from harmful UVA and UVB rays - just add your favourite hat and you’re good to go!
3. Recreate a Sun-Kissed look
If you’re getting less than your daily dose of VItamin D, recreate a sun-kissed, bronzed makeup look indoors with our Get Glowing Pressed Mineral Bronzer. Combining rich pigments with a creamy, super blendable formula, this bronzer also features collagen-boosting Q10 and ultra-hydrating Aloe Vera, making it one of the best foundations for dry skin.
Choose between subtle Barcelona Bronze, warm Miami Heat, and deep Tahiti Tan and dust it across your cheekbones and the perimeter of your face with a powder brush for a natural, golden glow. Then, grab your angled contour brush and use this versatile bronzer to add definition to your cheekbones and the sides of your nose.
4. Brighten your Eyes
Been spending your nights watching Netflix or scrolling through social media? We feel you. While there are plenty of benefits to decreasing your screen time before bed - like better, more restful sleep - we know that cutting your screen time isn’t always something you can do overnight. To get the look of 8 hours’ sleep on less, it doesn’t get much better than our Eye See You 6 Shade Eyeshadow Palette.
Choose your favourite of the 6 versatile shades and sweep it onto your eyelids for a subtle matte or shimmer finish that enhances and brightens your eyes.
5. Make it Nap-Proof
Okay, we’ll admit it: We love a power nap as much as the next girl does. The key to sneaking in a lunchtime siesta without giving yourself away on an afternoon Zoom call? A few coats of your best smudge proof mascara, such as our Absolute Lash Mascara.
Infused with nourishing Vitamins B5 and E and free of talcs, parabens, and other chemicals, this vegan tubing mascara will give you incredible length and volume that will last throughout the day and won’t budge, no matter what you do.
6. Perfect your Pout
For a natural everyday makeup look that shines even on the small screen, treat your lips to a slick of gloss and sheer colour with our Lip Boost Plumping Treatment. Formulated with Q10 infusion and Vitamin E, this high-shine plumping lip gloss gives you a fuller looking pout in seconds, and hydrates your lips while it’s at it.
Just swipe on 1 or 2 coats of your favourite shade, press your lips together, and get ready to be the best-looking girl in the (virtual) boardroom.
7. Bonus Tip: Let your tech do the heavy lifting
Missed your alarm and running late to a morning meeting? If you don’t have time for your everyday makeup routine, give your natural beauty an extra boost with Zoom’s handy “Touch Up My Appearance” setting. And don’t worry: It’ll be our little secret.
Master At-Home Makeup today
Taking the time for a camera-ready makeup routine every morning won’t just ensure you look your best everyday: It’ll also help you establish a routine and sense of normalcy during these uncertain times. Our quick makeup tutorial can help you nail your Zoom or FaceTime makeup and look - and feel - your best on every call.
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