Makeup registers totally different in person then it does on screen. We asked some top photographers and videographers their tips for looking fresh and beautiful when learning virtually.
Stick with a daily regime of washing your face, applying a foundation and then setting it with a powder. Anything more complicated isn’t worth the effort. A zit isn’t going to show up on screen, unless you’re picking at it (which you shouldn’t), so don’t be concerned about hiding it.
Any color reads dark on camera, so it’s best to avoid colorful eyeshadows. Gold offers a fantastic, soft glow. Swipe on a little mascara after applying eyeshadow along your lids. If you like darker eyes, then add eyeliner, but it’s not necessary.
Go neutral. A lip gloss can reflect light in a weird way, so select a more natural product. A neutral lipstick or basic Chapstick is perfect. However, if you want to add a little color opt for a light pink or peach.
The most important thing is lighting. Natural light is the most beautiful, but you want that light to hit your face, not your back. So, set your computer up so you’re facing a window. Your computer screen will let off a little light, but not enough to give your face the light it deserves. Avoid lighting directly overhead, this can add unattractive shadows.