The Glass guide to achieving that fresh-faced make-up look for video meetings
IN LIGHT of the Covid-19 crisis, many of us have had to acclimatise to a new working environment – our home. With our morning routines drastically disrupted (along with everything else), it may seem increasingly difficult to get up and get ready for a day’s work, especially as we can now work from the comfort of our living room sofa.
It may seem tempting, then, to neglect our beauty routine altogether. But let’s be honest, when it comes to those video meetings, none of us want to appear as though we’ve let our standards slide. So, on the days you have meetings pencilled in your diary, why not take inspiration from our guide which outlines exactly how to achieve that radiant, fresh-faced look in a matter of minutes?
First of all, complete your morning skincare cleansing and moisturising routine by creating a clean base. Use your fingertips to apply Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturiser, smoothing from the centre of your face outwards. This incredibly lightweight formula is your go-to-working-from-home base make-up product, delivering comfort and hydration while evening out your complexion with a sheer luminous veil.
Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturiser, Medium. £37.
Follow up with a sweep of Dior Forever Skin Correct to mask any dark circles, localised redness and small blemishes. Enriched with wild pansy extract, this 24-hour-wear concealer doubles up as a concentrated skincare product, which smooths and moisturises skin for a radiant complexion.
Dior Forever Skin Correct, 1N Neutral. £25.
To build a natural, sun-kissed look, add a dusting of Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powderwith a brush to the raised areas of the face, drawing a figure three on each side – from the forehead to the cheekbones, then from the cheekbones to the chin, finishing off with a sweep down the neck. As well as providing you with a natural-looking tan, this bronzing powder will whisk you away to a faraway land with its ylang-ylang and orange blossom fragrance.
Following this step, illuminate your face with Diorskin Nude Luminizer in 005 Rose Glow, a powder highlighter infused with shimmering pigments for a rose-hued glow.
Diorskin Nude Luminizer, 005 Rose Glow. £35.
With your skin now looking healthy and hydrated, frame your face by using the Guerlain Eyebrow Pencil to embolden your brows. Enriched with ceramide, the pencil will make your eyebrows denser and fuller with little to no fuss.
Chanel Le Gel Sourcils Longwear Eyebrow Gel, 350 Transparent. £26.
To keep things simple, apply a lick of Le Volume Stretch de Chanel Mascara to enhance your lashes with an intense darkness, which will make your eyes appear wider and brighter for a natural glamour.
Le Volume Stretch de Chanel Mascara, 10 Noir. £28.
To complete the look, hydrate your lips with Pat McGrath’s Lip Fetish Lip Balm, which comes in an array of sheer colours. Glass recommends Blow Up, a wondrous warm beige.
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Lip Balm, Blow Up. £35.
To ensure your make-up lasts from nine t0 five, don’t forget to powder your face. We recommend using Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact Powder to eliminate any excess shine, leaving skin looking brighter for longer.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact Powder, Shade 2. £41.
So, whether you are wanting to spruce up for a video meeting or simply want to lift your spirits with a little self-care, you can’t go wrong with this quick and easy make-up routine that will make you glow – on the outside and inside.