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Put On Your Best Zoom Face

You Look Different On Camera

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Whether you use Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype, video meet­ings and online con­ferences have become the new normal. During the COVID-19 era, video con­ferenc­ing is over­taking video blogs in popu­larity. Appearing viva­cious in front of your compu­ter or laptop screen is a down­right struggle, right? The profes­sional life of both men and women is in the spotlight with unexpected challenges on cameras and video chats!

If you feel that your laptop camera is not helping your appear­ance, you’re not alone. The camera lens and lights often makes skin look greasy and shadowy. You can enhance your skin and look more alive than ever, bringing back its subtle glow.

Cosmetology Tips to Look Good On Camera

This article explains how to improve both men’s and women’s online appear­ances with a smidgen of makeup. You don’t need cosmetology certification to look your best in video conferences.

Appearance

Simplify your back­ground. Choose a solid color or plain outfit to wear. A patterned or plaid outfit is distracting onscreen. Men should get a nice haircut and tame unwanted facial hair. Brush your teeth. Shave your face and comb your hair.

Add Glow to Your Skin

Show off the radiant glow of your skin by applying an illuminat­ing founda­tion before online conferenc­ing. Camera lights make your skin crazy shiny and oily. Don’t forget to prep your face with a makeup primer or moisturizer.

  • Makeup tips for men. Bald heads reflect more light, making pores and blemishes more prominent. Powdered makeup is the best option for any oil-free and even skin tone. Brush on a powder that matches your complexion for better results. Use a brow brush or pencil to shape to eyebrows. Remove tangles and freshen your hair with taming sprays or styling gels.
  • Makeup tips for women. For women, “no makeup” makeup is a good option. It evens out the skin tone with minimal natural-looking products. A matte foundation with a buildable coverage helps skin maintain its dewiness.

Put On Your Best Zoom Face

Apply concealer that is a few shades lighter than your normal skin tone to cover blemishes, acne scars, and dark circles beneath your eyes. A woman can also use concealer to brighten her face.

Make your skin more alive with blush and high­lighter because webcams can dull your skin color. Apply lightly pigmented lipstick to give your lips a soft appearance. Avoid shiny lip glosses. Use a few coats of mascara to make your eyes wider and look brighter.

If you’re having a bad hair day, use a hair fixing spray or a hair styling tool. Rub dry shampoo through your locks to avoid frizzy hair.

Squirt Some Eyedrops

Even with slight redness in your eyes, you’ll look tired and sleepy. This is because the camera lights accentu­ate pink and red tones. Eye drops constrict blood vessels up to eight hours. This keeps your eyes comforted and bright.

Lightening

Sidelights and backlights result in a shady face or half-blocked face. A front-facing window, LED light, or steady lamp gives your skin a soft and ultra-matte finish.

Soft, neutral, front-facing light prevents harsh shadows. If the light source is positioned directly at you, apply less high­lighter on your face.

Healthy Nutrients For Your Skin

For every man and woman, healthy skin hydra­tion is impor­tant. Nutrients make your skin work well and feel good. Some nutri­tional compo­nents that provide radiance and glow to your skin include:

  • Proteins protect your skin against free radicals and UV light. Keratin and collagen maintains skin structure.
  • Water flushes out toxins from your body and keeps your skin fresh and hydrated.
  • Healthy unsaturated fats reduce skin inflammation, thus making it moisturized and wrinkle-free.
  • Vitamins A, C, and E protect your skin from any damage by acting as anti-inflammatory agents. They also prevent the skin from aging.

Ready For Your Spotlight

Webcams often make your skin look sallow and shadowy. Have more confi­dence as you spend hours on video conferen­ces. Lack of healthy nutrients counteracts the best makeup. To look better on your laptop screen, try the cosmetology tips mentioned above. Let me know what you think.

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Co-author Zarsha Noureen is a writer specializing in beauty, health, and wellness.

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