With comfy, ‘business on the top’ and ‘leggings on the bottom’ outfits becoming the new normal these days, it’s easy to get carried away and abandon looking put-together at all. But when the boss is on the other side of a virtual computer, it’s important to keep our faces looking ‘Zoom-ready’.
Now, we’re not saying you have to do your make-up life a professional, but we are suggesting that having an easy-to-achieve, natural make-up routine at the ready will come in handy. It might even make you feel better about yourself.
Here’s how to look ‘Zoom-ready’ in minutes
1. Skin prep
Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, R234,95 for 473ml, is a classic and effective cleansing gel that gets rid of dirt without being harsh and doesn’t leave the skin feeling stripped. For an awakening effect, try using cold water when you wash your face in the morning.
2. Radiance-enhancing serum
If you like using a vitamin-C serum, use it in the morning as it will help protect your skin from free radicals throughout the day.
There are a plethora of options available, but one of our beauty editor’s favourites is the new Clarins Bright Plus advanced brightening dark spot-targeting serum, R835 for 30ml. It contains vitamin C-rich Acerola cherry seed extract.
SPF is non-negotiable, even when you’re stuck in-doors. Neostrata Targeted Sheer Physical Protection SPF 50, R545 for 50ml, has an antioxidant-rich formula with a sheer universal tint to disguise skin imperfections.
4. Light cover
Since you’re going for a natural look, there’s no need to apply foundation all over your face. Simply pop down a small amount of concealer onto the areas that need it the most; like your under-eye area or over dark spots on your skin. We love the lightweight and crease-proof Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Conclear, R325 for 5ml.
5. Pop of colour
Not only will Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Matte Lipstick in Rose Fulminante, R450, look stunning on your lips – you can apply some onto your cheeks too for a natural-looking flush.
6. And finally, be ‘Zoom-ready’ with a finishing mist
Although Ren Flash Defense Anti-Pollution Mist, R560 for 60ml, doesn’t set your make-up in place, it works to fight the look of fatigue with zinc and manganese. Plus it acts as a shield against pollution.
By Beauty Editor Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.