How to nail your Zoom look

Faced with a new reality, we have found ourselves in a new world of communication. Now we are digitalized versions of ourselves. This life doesn’t seem to be coming to an end any time soon, so here are some helpful tips on how to look your best on zoom.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Good lighting is the first step to nailing your zoom look – all you need is some natural light. Position yourself in front of a window then you are good to go, it is that simple! Natural lighting makes all the difference. It brings a softened glow to your face, giving the effect of a beauty filter.

Keep your background minimal. As a university student, you may want to stay in bed to complete online lectures – but this can give the wrong impression. Arrange your background so that it is tidy; make your bed! Adding some decoration such as a plant or a lit candle can make a significant difference to your surroundings.

All dressed up

Get yourself up and dressed, wearing something that makes you feel good. It is easy when working from home to stay in your pyjamas. Try putting together an outfit can positively impact your day. It gets you ready for the day and feeling good about yourself. Any top or sweater that looks presentable works well. Keep it comfy on the bottom half – no one can see that! Dress it up with accessories; add a pair of earrings and a necklace. All these little things can bring your look together. Wear something that stands out from your background, so you are not blending into the walls behind you.

Woman on her laptop

Look alive

Skin can easily look washed out on camera. So to help with this, add dimension back into your face – makeup can help with this step. The L’Oreal Glow Cherie has a light texture with enough coverage to hide any tiredness while brightening up your skin. What makes this product even better is that it is affordable! For the days when you find yourself running out of time, cream bronzer such as Milk Makeup Bronzer will be your best friend. Swipe this product across your cheeks and forehead to instantly bring definition to your face – a small amount of this product goes a long way.

Attention to detail

Fluff out your brows with Glossier Boy Brow, the perfect product for when you have woken up late for a Zoom meeting as it is super quick and easy to use. Then finally, add mascara to your eyelashes to awaken your eyes. Take care with your hair, brush it through and style it as fixing your hair is an easy step to show that you have made an effort. With all these steps completed, you will be well on your way to nailing your Zoom look. Good Luck!

By Eleanor Coleman