Laptop Cameras Don't Do You Justice! Check These 5-Minute Makeup Tips For Zoom Meetings

Mariam Youssef
8/19/23, 11:00 AM

Whether you’re working from home or have to attend a meeting after working hours to discuss an urgent matter, you want to look good on video calls, especially when the meeting hosts many people from work. Moreover, the laptop camera in video conferencing or Zoom meetings, in specific, doesn’t particularly make us look the best. Therefore, it doesn’t hurt to wear makeup that will make you look nice. Because you don’t have time on your hands to apply many makeup products when you’re about to join a Zoom meeting, we’ve prepared quick makeup routines that you can apply right before your meeting. That said, read on for 

5-minute makeup hacks and looks for Zoom meetings.

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Start with your skincare routine

Whether you're at home or working from the office, taking care of your skin is vitally necessary when you're about to apply any makeup look. Look for a hydrating moisturizer that gives radiance to your skin after a brief cleansing. Your skin has to be prepared and primed. Pick a cream containing plant extracts and hyaluronic acid for dewy skin. This way, your face will look radiant and nice in video meetings.

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Apply BB cream

Everyone is aware of a camera's power. Even the smallest pimples or imperfections appear more obvious. Additionally, even dry, dull skin is noticeable on the screen. Since there isn't enough time to fully glam up, BB Cream gets the job done in this situation. They are just wonderful! They are tinted, lightweight, and brimming with hydration, sunscreen, and prepping benefits. They are useful for a quick look because they do the task of three items in one. When you're in a rush, it can even replace your foundation.

Concealer for brightening

The most crucial step is this. Apply concealer quickly with your fingertips to the inner corners of your eyes, the bridge of your nose, and the area under your eyes. The experts advise using the same creamy mixture to contour the area immediately above the jawline if you have extra few seconds to spare. Your jaw gets definition as a result of the area's brightening and shaping.

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Add color to your face

Being washed out completely throws people off. Therefore, once you master your basic makeup, it's time to give your face a little color. It'll only take you a few seconds to add a flush of color to your cheeks. If you have some additional time, you may also apply pink lipstick as an eyeshadow and blush for a stylish appearance.

Lift those lashes

We understand that the meeting time is almost up and that you are unable to use the traffic as an excuse. However, don't skip the mascara for quick eye makeup. Whether or not you apply some light eyeliner, mascara is a necessity since it gives your eyes instant oomph. Try some extending mascara and observe the magic it works to make your eyes appear larger on screen. However, be careful to apply it well because you don't want clumpy or smudged eyes during a video meeting.

Complete with neutral lips

When it comes to lipstick, you don’t want to wear something loud or too vibrant because, after all, this is a business call. Go for a soft pink or neural brown lipstick shade to make you look presentable and nice without distracting others or looking unprofessional.

Fix your hair/hijab

Although this isn’t a part of the 5-minute makeup routine, it is still important to make your hair look nice. Go for a bun or ponytail, or let your hair down, but make sure it looks natural and sleek. You don’t need to do much with your hair; just brush it and make it look presentable. If you’re a hijabi, make sure to choose a neutral color that doesn’t distract other members of your meeting. Tie your scarf comfortably and beautifully so you look nice and decent.

We always tend to be short on time when it comes to applying makeup before going to work. Some of us skip doing so beforehand and once they arrive at work, they hide in the bathroom and get ready with their makeup kit. Moreover, when it’s time for a Zoom meeting, you hardly find time to wear something nice and apply makeup as well. These tips will help you get ready within five minutes before your Zoom meeting so you can look beautiful.

Main image credit: @deepikapadukone on Instagram


Mariam Youssef

Growing up, I've always wanted to become so many things: a fashion designer, painter, singer, actress, and anything that revolves around art. It wasn't until I watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" t...

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