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Insider 101: Zoom Makeup Tips For School And Work

Categories : Makeup, Makeup Tips

One of the things that the beauty community will agree on when it comes to the pandemic is that it has significantly changed our makeup routine. Especially when working from home, our makeup game has never been the same. So, how do we adapt to these changes? Some may prefer to apply full face makeup, while some of us prefer to have a zoom meeting with our bare face. Regardless of your preference, we think that knowing the tips and tricks for zoom makeup is imperative, whether it is for school or work. Below, Beauty Insider has listed zoom makeup tips that will help create the illusion like you have full face makeup.

9 Easy Zoom Makeup Tips

1. Brows on point

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 When it comes to zoom meetings, speed is the main key especially when you’re running out of time. Besides, brows are like an overall main point that determines your look. So, when you need a quick fix, simply fill in your eyebrows with a brow pencil if you want a natural effect. Whereas brow gel will help to tame, tint and groom with just one swipe, which is perfectly handy when you’re running out of time. There are various types of brows pencils and gels that help to get your brows on point, but if you’re a beginner or just aim for something natural, yet polised look, we suggest that you go for a clear brow gel.

Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil

Price: RM131.00

Where to buy: Sephora

MAC Cosmetics Brow Set


Price: RM89.00

Where to buy: Sephora

SILKY GIRL Natural Brow Pencil

Price: RM9.81.

Where to buy: Watsons

2. Dark circles  

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The first thing that is absolutely obvious on the camera is the under-eye circles. Besides, it makes you look more fatigued than usual. If you want an instant boost, simply apply a concealer underneath the eyes. Then diffuse and blend it evenly using a beauty blender. Moreover, it helps to create a fresh-looking face just like you had five cups of morning coffee! Trust us, no one will even notice that you just woke up.

Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer Mini

Price: RM78.00

Where to buy: Sephora.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

Price: RM120.00.

Where to buy: Sephora


3. Eyelashes 

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Lashes have been on top of our game list, especially with the surge of demand in eyelash extension, tints, and perms. Unfortunately for now we can’t go to our regular salon for eyelash maintenance. Luckily there are endless options of mascara that deliver the same results. Plus, mascara helps to create awake-looking eyes. Just apply a few coats of curling mascara and voila, your eyelashes will look fuller and longer. Although you might prefer falsies compared to mascara, it may take more time to apply it and time is significantly important if you want to make it to the zoom meeting.

Maybelline Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara Black

Price: RM28.90

Where to buy: Watsons

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Blackest Black

Price: RM47.92

Where to buy: Guardian

4. Blush it up

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The camera and webcam tend to make our skin looks dull and pale. So if you need a little perk-me-up look, apply blush for a boost of radiant complexion. We suggest a cream or gel blush as they add a more vibrant finish, instead of powder-based blush that only gives a mattifying finish. Plus, use a dense makeup brush and build the intensity according to your preference. 

Glossier Cloud Paint

Price: RM110.00

Where to buy: Shopee

Holika Holika Jelly Dough Blusher

Price: RM34.93

Where to buy: Guardian


5. Lighting 

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Similar to taking a photo, good lighting and skincare are the secrets to looking your best during a zoom meeting. Therefore, always take your calls near the window or use a lamp. However, make sure to apply sunscreen to protect your skin while having radiant skin at the same time. Besides, you can use a selfie light stand if you want to obtain a perfect lighting effect.

Supergoop! Glowscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Primer SPF 40 PA+++

Price: RM80.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Wardah UV Shield Essential Sunscreen Gel SPF 30

Price: RM12.20

Where to buy: Guardian

6. Highlighter

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The fresh-looking face is the main goal although you just wake 5 minutes before the meeting. Even with a little time left, you can still get your makeup done using a highlighter. We recommend that you apply the highlighter at the inner corner of your eyes for an illusion of enlarged eyes. Besides, you can substitute mascara with eyelash curler if you’re not keen on using mascara at home. 

Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Face Highlighter

Price: RM93.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Catrice Strobe To Glow Highlighter Stick

Price: RM13.98

Where to buy: Guardian


7. Bronzer

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 We know that staying at home makes our face less define, that’s when bronzer comes in handy. You can apply a bronzer to help sculpt your face and remember to opt for minimal contour to ensure natural-looking contour. Most importantly, remember to blend it well if you want to attain a no-makeup look.

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer Ticket To Brazil

Price: RM35.91

Where to buy: Watsons

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

Price: RM88.00

Where to buy: Sephora


8. Foundation 

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A radiant and dewy complexion is the epitome of true beauty, so it’s no wonder that most women seek that channel that looks during the zoom meeting. Simply apply a layer of foundation and blend it using a beauty blender for a natural-looking complexion. Moreover, it also helps to minimize oily and shiny skin which usually can be seen through webcams.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream SPF 50

Price: RM178.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Water Foundation

Price: RM96.00

Where to buy: Sephora


9. Lippie

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Out of time? Just swipe a vibrant colored lipstick for a complete makeup look that literally gives the impression that you’ve done a full face makeup. If you think bright lippie is out of the question, you can opt for a neutral shade of lipstick. Besides, we suggest that you choose a lip that features moisturizing formula to nourish and hydrates the lips. We think that lipstick is the go-to zoom makeup tip that is significantly important to help you look more polished and ready whenever you’re out of time.

Dior Addict Lipstick Stellar Shine

Price: RM150.00.

Where to buy: Sephora.

MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick

Price: RM87.00

Where to buy: Sephora.

Author: Balqis Ariffin | Date: 19th April 2021