Hi there, welcome to my first blog!
A little background information… Before the Covid pandemic, I was going to school full time Monday to Friday. The closures [of basically everything] turned my face to face learning into at home, online learning, equipped with almost daily zoom meetings. Many of you are working from home with many online meetings as well. We don’t want to look like we just rolled out of bed (even though I probably have) so I thought I would share my quick tips and hopefully you will find them helpful!
I have come up with a very quick and simple routine that helps me feel very polished and natural without being weighed down with a lot of makeup. Staying home is the perfect time to embrace your natural beauty, give your skin a break from a lot of makeup, lashes a break from extensions and hair a break from hot tools.
That being said, let’s get ready for our Zoom meeting!
Step one: Tinted moisturizer, there are many on the market but I suggest DermaRoller CC cream, because it has skincare benefits along with a nice natural coverage. There is no need for heavy foundations when you are sitting around the house. Something that I do, if I feel like I want a little more coverage is: mixing it with a primer before applying. In my palm I mix ⅓ primer to ⅔ CC cream. Then I just rub it on with my hands as if applying a regular moisturizer. Now that I have a nice, even complexion I can move on to my next step.
Step two: Brows, sometimes putting on a tinted moisturizer can cover up your eyebrows. I personally, like a nice bold, dark eyebrow. I just take a Q-tip and dampen one end, just to remove any coverage in the brow left from step one. If you feel brow makeup is needed, just use a little pencil or powder (your eyebrow makeup of choice) to fill in any potential holes in your shape. A clean brow shape will really polish off the natural look we are going for.
Step three: Lashes, Self isolation has been a great time to give eyelash extensions a break, embracing a much more natural look. I have found a tinted eyelash primer, which is meant to go under mascara to add length and volume, but since it is tinted brown it actually looks really nice on its own! Different looks call for different amounts of makeup and I believe a natural makeup look only requires a subtle brown, natural lash.
These three steps and a lot of dry shampoo have made me feel a lot more confident and polished for when I am signing on to my zoom meetings.
For hairstyle ideas, you should refer to Shannas blog about no heat hairstyles! I personally love her half up bun with a scrunchy.
Other things to be aware of in a zoom meeting:
-potential background noises
-battery power of the device you’re using
-your outfit (top half)
Happy Zooming everybody!
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