3 Fast and Easy Makeup Looks for Zoom Meetings While Working From Home — Expert Tips
To prevent looking “flat” on camera, Baker then opts for a soft contour. “You can use contour to your best advantage right now because people aren’t actually seeing you in person,” she says. If you’ve ever wanted to try changing the angle of your jawline or sculpting your cheekbones into a whole new dimension, Baker says now is the best time to do so. She usually uses Kevyn Aucoin’s The Sculpting Contour Powder for that.
Surprisingly, Baker likes to skip on eye looks while working from home, and not just because it’s hard to see on a webcam. “If you’re working for hours on end at home, wearing mascara feels like just another irritant to your day. Let’s just skip eyes altogether and just do a brow, a soft contour, and a lip… because those are the things that really read on camera.”
A bold red lipstick is the biggest key factor for remote Zoom calls, Baker thinks. “Having a bold lip right now says to people: Business as usual,” she explains. “I’m going for something that says I’m confident, I’m here, I’m awake, I’m happy, [and] I’m not afraid… every time I put it on, I feel better.”
A Flushed, Monochromatic Complexion
As makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes puts it, the speed and ease of a makeup look totally come down to a person’s preferences and regular routine — but when Hughes is in a hurry, she relies on multi-tasking products to create monochromatic lip, cheeks, and eyes. Before doing anything, she opens her windows to make sure she’s got some natural light to apply her makeup in.
She begins her look by spritzing her face with a hydrating face mist. “I would only mist the sides of my face, not the front, just to get the shine going in the high points [of my face] and not the T-zone,” she says.
“And then I would only put concealer in all the spots that I need it,” she continues. To create a little dimension on her face, she mostly applies it in the center, around her eyes, lips, and eyebrows. To blend that concealer out, Hughes uses brushes but encourages you to use whatever tool you know you can work quickly with, whether that’s a brush, sponge, or finger.
Brow gel and mascara polish off her favorite for last-minute meetings, but not before she reaches for her go-to product for cutting down on time: Tower 28’s BeachPlease Tinted Lip + Cheek Balm. “You can just throw one on and it looks really, really nice,” she says of the formula’s buildable, dewy finish.