“Makeup can’t solve all of my problems but it’s a beautiful start.”
If you are working from home and for that reason, you are conducting business over video conferencing platforms to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. We have good news, the truth is that it doesn’t take that much time and effort to put together a polished makeup look.
You can look fabulous for your co-workers that are viewing you through a low-quality webcam.
We look for the best makeup tips from our favourite K-drama actresses for fast and easy makeup. All you need is to have a few makeup products. You can be ready in just five minutes and your bosses will never know you are still in your pyjamas.
According to Korean makeup artists, wearing makeup on video calls should be kept minimal the idea is to look professional, but stay comfortable.
K-drama actress Krystal Jung recommends starting with a clean face. If you wash your face the night before you can refresh your face in the morning with COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad. They are designed to clear out the daily dirt and grime build up in your pores.
Once your face is clean apply:
It is important to apply a face cream or lotion before applying your foundation or makeup primer. You have to remember that applying moisturiser twice a day will make your face glowy and healthy.
The best time to use moisturiser is right after you wash your face. Look for a moisturiser that is formulated with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher like Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sun Cream. This cream is a mix of Centella extracts, hyaluronic acid, and tocopherol. It has a lightweight feeling that effectively protects fragile skin from free radical rays.
To reduce the appearance of skin redness, sallowness, or to improve uneven skin tone without using too much foundation your best option is to use a CC cream.
Using a CC cream is one of the best skincare tips from K-drama actress Hwang Jung-Eum to achieve a healthy glow.
One of our favourites is Melano CC Vitamin C Essence by Rohto Mentholatum which infuses powerful vitamin C and E derivatives to combat dark spots and acne scarring. This powerful CC cream brightens and nourishes the skin, while reducing redness and irritation.
You must remember that sometimes simpler is better when it comes to makeup for virtual meetings and that’s why we don’t recommend applying foundation.
After your moisturiser and CC cream, the next step is to apply a tiny bit of bronzer or blush. Try to accentuate your cheekbones and just add a healthy pop of colour tour beauty look.
Blushes come in a wide variety of finishes ranging from cream to powder. For a more natural look, it is best to choose a cream and liquid formula as they are easy to blend and offer a skin-like finish.
To provide your face with naturally rosy cheeks your best option is Aritaum Sugarball Cushion Blush. This K-beauty favourite will help you look lovely during your business meetings.
Add a little bit of gloss to your home business look. Lip gloss is fun to wear, easy to apply, and offers great added texture to any beauty look. Your lips will shine from every direction.
A good option is A’Pieu Water Light Tint it glides on easily due to its water and oil base. You can wear it slick glossy, or it into a barely noticeable stain.
To finish your look, apply one coat of mascara. To make your mascara look natural, make sure to coat the entire lashes. Start with the brush as close to the base of your eyelashes as you can, stroke upwards.
Use a practical mascara that does not clump such as Innisfree Skinny Microcara Zero that uses a special design with a micro 1.5mm brush to neatly curl your eyelashes.
Even if you are home you need to feel confident and ready to go. You have to keep in mind that sticking with your consistent K-beauty routine is a form of self-care.
Wearing makeup to work boosts your confidence and power, the same is true at home, especially over video meetings. Stay safe and beautiful!