A videoconference meeting is scheduled with your boss and all your colleagues in 20 minutes, but you’re still in your pajamas and your hair goes all over the place? Don’t panic! There are simple and quick beauty tips to prepare in no time and make a good impression on-screen. If this period of confinement has given way to natural (for the happiness of our skin and hair), it is possible to create the illusion of an “improved natural” with gestures of care, makeup techniques and express hairstyles before your professional meetings. How to use it!
For starters, it’s interesting to wake up your facial skin by having him do some exercises. Like the body, facial muscles also need to work to be fit! After applying your serum or day cream, practice a few facial movements for 5 minutes. With one hand on either side of the face, with your fingertips, make upward movements, always starting from the center, with slight pressure. If you have a jade roll, place it in the refrigerator a few minutes before using it, then slide it from the middle of the face upwards. These movements help boost blood circulation and bring the “glow” to the surface of the skin.
Waking up his gaze
It is also advisable to practice facial massage around the eyes to refresh your eyes. If you have an eye contour treatment with a massage tip or jade roller, place it in the fridge upstream: the cool side helps to decongest the area and stimulate micro-circulation. Apply your care, then massage with the accessory (or failing that, with your fingertips) starting under the inner corner of the eye and going up to the temples. In addition to having an immediate boost effect, this technique can reduce dark circles and pockets in the long term. As a last resort, place two metal spoons in the fridge the day before, which you will put on your eyes in the morning for 5 minutes.
Once your skin is warmed and stimulated, it’s time to erase the traces of fatigue or stress accumulated on the face with makeup. With a concealer (the shade should be a tone below your usual foundation), start by hiding your dark circles and pockets under your eyes. Choose a product loaded with mother-of-pearl and blurring particles that will give a “Photoshop” effect. If necessary, locally, camouflage the small imperfections and irregularities that bother you. Then apply a BB cream or slightly tinted treatment to unify the complexion without suffocating the skin. Finally, a few touches of pink blush on the cheekbones will give an extra sparkle.
Getting your hair done quickly
No way to appear on camera with sticky hair or in battle! After brushing and untangling your hair, see if it looks neglected on camera. A simple high hairstyle or a hair accessory (pinch, brooch, bar, headband …) can be enough to give them a little look. If they’re worth a fresh kick, don’t hesitate to spray a dry shampoo spray on your roots or fringe to avoid the “fat hair” effect. If your last shampoo is four days old or you are testing the sebum cure, it is best to opt for an attached and plated hairstyle, such as a bun, a tight braid or a low ponytail.
Boost your self-confidence with make-up
This last step is not necessarily necessary: no one will check if your eyeliner is perfectly successful or if your contouring is flawless! On the other hand, some makeup tricks can help you be more comfortable in front of the camera and have confidence when you speak and all eyes are on you. To open your eyes and look less tired, opt for light layers of elongating or curling mascara. Another option for a more nude look: apply an iridescent eyeshadow close to the color of your skin in the inner corner of the eye to brighten your eyes. To enhance your complexion, apply a few touches of illuminating powder to the bulging areas (apples, nose stop, chin and eyebrow arch) or sun powder (under the cheekbones and on the contours of the face). Finally, a lip balm tinged with peach or pink color will moisturize your lips, while accentuating the good-looking effect.