Video Chat Makeup Tips

You may be finding yourself in front of a camera way more often than usual thanks to COVID-19. Working from home has became a new norm for many. This means more time on a video chat, Zoom call, Google classroom, etc. Keep reading for my top makeup tips to have you looking pretty for the webcam.

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Video Chat Makeup Tip #1: Add Some Glow

I love the Beautycounter Instant Glow Illuminating Cream all over my face and décollete. It helps awaken the complexion and adds a subtle glow. Your face can tend to get washed out on a vide chat, so some illumination will help you show up beautifully. Snag your own Illuminating Cream here. Bonus: It currently comes with an Overnight Resurfacing Peel and a Cream Highlighter to really get you glowing!

Video Chat Makeup Tip #2: Don’t Worry About Face Makeup

Because webcams often have a lower quality picture, I wouldn’t stress about wearing face makeup. You can skip the foundation and take this time to let your skin breathe. It’s a great time to invest in some quality skin care.

Video Chat Makeup Tip #3: Brighten Your Eyes

Webcams can accentuate shadows and make your skin look sullen. Brighten up your eyes especially to look more awake on camera! And don’t be timid with your mascara. Use a volumizing mascara and maybe try extra layers to help frame your eyes. Check out the video above to see how I created this eye look using these products:

Video Chat Makeup Tip #4: Go Bold

Similar to being on stage, being on camera can blur your features. So don’t be afraid to go bold to help wake up your face. I recommend using a brighter color blush and applying a tad more than you usually would for an everyday look. Try the Beautycounter Satin Powder Blush in Raspberry for a great pop of color.

I also suggest doing a bit of contouring with a bronzer to define cheekbones. I reach for my Han Malibu Bronzer often (and not just because it smells like chocolate!). And don’t forget to highlight for a beautiful glow. I love the Beautycounter Luminous Powder Highlighter in Halo.

Video Chat Makeup Tip #5: Set Your Look

You don’t want all of your work to fade or move around on your face. Be sure to set it with a facial mist. I love the Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator or the Beautycounter Brightening Mist.

These tips will have you looking video conference ready in no time! Best of luck to you as we all navigate this major change and I hope that these tips make you feel confident when you hop on the video chat.


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