10 beauty saviours for Zoom meetings, Houseparty and Insta Live
Whether you're conference calling or hosting an impromptu quiz, here are 10 products to keep you looking fresh on camera.
Use the time you would've spent on your daily commute to focus on self care and skincare. This beautiful product from Kiya Cosmetics is a dry mask that contains rejuvenating French pink clay, and tea-tree oil to calm redness and inflammation.
If you're sleeping right up until you start work (don't worry, we're all feeling the guilt) then a good concealer is essential for hiding those puffy eyes during that conference call first thing on a Monday morning. Uoma's Stay Woke Concealer glides on with its creamy formula, illuminating your under eye area in one sweep. Plus, it comes in a huge range of shades and tones for the perfect match.
This is the perfect time to lay off the styling tools and give your hair a chance to rest. And so you don't have to deal with bed hair in the morning, O So Curly's Reversible Satin Bonnet cares for your hair overnight and reduces the need for styling when you wake up. We also love this soft pink colour!
We all know that feeling when you're about to finish up for the day, but your manager calls everyone in for one last catch-up. Well, it's still happening - even when you're working from home. When that Zoom link comes in, pick up Fenty's Makeup Refreshing Spray to revive your look. It's like a moisturiser in a bottle, and it works to revitalise the skin whether you're wearing make-up or not!
Working in front of a window? Yep, you still need SPF. UVA rays can still penetrate glass, which means that protecting your skin is essential even when you're inside. The SPF from Supergoop! doesn't feel greasy or produce a tell-tale ashy layer. Instead, it's a lightweight formula which suits every complexion, and doesn't include chemical nasties.
Is there anything a little highlighter can't fix? This Highlight + Balm Duo from make-up artist Pat McGrath creates a beautiful highlight with added glow. Use the balm to prep your skin, followed by the highlighter to add shine, and blend in with your finger or a buffer brush in circular motions.
As the saying goes, 'the eyes are the window to the soul'. In 2020, this roughly translates to 'your pixelated webcam can't hide your tiredness' - but, fortunately, The Inkey List's magical Caffeine Eye Cream can come to your rescue when your sleep patterns have been disturbed by those weird lockdown dreams. Using the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers of coffee, this eye cream reduces puffiness and minimises dark circles for a fresh-faced look.
Did you know that your favourite Jamaican black castor oil brand also makes nourishing products for your eyelashes and eyebrows? This serum helps boost thickness and fullness with a daily application, showing results in as little as three weeks! So if you can't get to the beauty salon for your monthly eyelash extension top-up and HD brow session, this has you covered.
This multi-tasking marvel works with your skin to time-release aloe vera, antioxidant tea extracts and hyaluronic acid when your skin needs it most. It restores balance throughout the day, so that your complexion appears radiant, moisturised and soothed well into that 11pm Houseparty quiz with your friends!
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