With everything moving online, there’s even more of an excuse to experiment with in-home beauty hacks that provide quick and easy ways to make you feel tip top, and video conference-ready!
Preparing for your day as usual helps give you a sense of routine, and having something to make an effort for (even if it’s a girls'-night-in happy hour video call), is a great motivation to try new things from home.
Here are our favorite beauty hacks for you to try:
Want to get rid of puffiness or dark eye circles? Try placing two spoons in the freezer for 10 minutes then apply to the eyes for a few minutes to reduce redness and puffiness.
- Use a white shadow or white eye pencil in the corner of the eye and under the eyebrow. Gently blend in; your eyes will look wider, more awake and clearer.
- Use shimmer shadow in the inside corners of your eyes near your nose for brighter eyes.
- Add highlights in the center of your forehead and upper cheeks for a youthful glow and dewy-looking skin.
- Try layering glitter nail polish over your manicure. It distracts the eye, hides imperfections and will help it last longer!
- No manicure option available? Try buffing with a toothbrush and a dab of whitening toothpaste. Finish with hydrating cuticle oil for a smooth, healthy look.
- If you’re out of supplies, use lip balm instead of cuticle oil.
- Choose to go for tousled beach-style curls. Spray hair with salty water and let it dry naturally.
- Experiment with top knots and sleek ponytails. Have fun ordering extensions online for a new look.
- Remember to set your lipstick by blotting with a tissue. Brush translucent powder on top for longer lasting color.
- Add pale shimmer / frosted powder in the center of your upper and lower lips for a plumper look.
- Accentuate your cupid's bow with white liner. Just draw a small 'v' shape above your upper lip.
If you can’t be bothered with the above, but still want to try new things, try experimenting with the new filters and backgrounds available on Zoom.
Remember to frame the camera, adjust your background, check the lighting, mute yourself when not speaking, wear audience-appropriate clothing and look into the camera as much as possible.
Most of all, remember to smile!