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How To Get A Natural Makeup Look For Zoom Video Calls in 5 Minutes or Less

by Jana K. Hoffman
May 26, 2020

Has your life recently been taken over by Zoom? Yep. It’s a thing now. If we remember 2020 for something, it’ll be for how awesomely we curated our video chat virtual background libraries and how many loaves of sourdough we lovingly baked. We’re on 15, how ‘bout you?

Back to Zoom. It’s true so many of us are sitting in on more video calls for work and connecting virtually with loved ones right now. Is it just us or does anyone else feel the pressure to “put your face on” even though we’re talking through a device and our internet connection makes us look fuzzy anyway? The Zoom makeup struggle is real. But, it doesn’t have to be.

We’re all in favor of harnessing our natural beauty. We’re also in favor of trying just a little bit to prep skin with a few key essentials for maximum impact. Here’s our go-to Zoom makeup look that’ll take you five minutes or less.

Start with Tinted Moisturizer

Tinted moisturizers, BB Creams and CC Creams are kind of the holy grail of makeup products because they contain nourishing skin care ingredients and offer lightweight coverage. They also work brilliantly for all skin types. For easy coverage, try Healthy Skin Radiant Tinted Moisturizer formulated with vitamins A, C, and E. Have a few fine lines and wrinkles (who doesn’t?) that you want to smooth out? Go for Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector formulated with retinol and SPF. Application is a breeze, and it’ll leave you looking fresh-faced for that last-minute 9 a.m.

Hide Dark Circles

It’s normal to experience trouble sleeping given the stress we’re all under. That’s nothing a little concealer can’t fix. Gently dab a small amount of under eye concealer and blend. We recommend Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector. Catch ya later, puffiness and dark circles.

Enhance Lashes

These days, we can’t be bothered with mascara. Give us healthy, fuller, longer looking lashes that require little to no effort instead. Our Healthy Lashes Lash Enhancer Serum with peptides and biotin does just the trick with continued use. Glide it on along the lash line and voila!

Expert-level Zoom Trick: Turn on “Touch up my appearance” for a skin-softening effect. How? Just go to Settings > Video > My Video > Touch up my appearance. This is especially excellent for days when you just cannot.

Brighten Your Complexion

Skip the blush and go for radiance. Our Healthy Skin Radiant Cream Concealer is lightweight and glides over skin for dewy luminescence. You’ll be radiating so brightly your coworkers might need to bust out their sunnies.

Keep Lips Moisturized

All that talking sure does dry things out. You’ll want to have a lip shine by your side or on your desk at all times. This makes for easy application in between meetings. Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine conditions just like a lip balm and gives off a pop of color like a lipstick.

Take it All Off at the End of the Day

When all is said and done, take it off. Take it all off! Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes have your back, errrr, face.

We want to see your go-to Zoom makeup tips, tricks and ideas. Post them on IG and tag us @Neutrogena.

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