It looks like Zoom meetings are here to stay, whether we like it or not. Everything from weddings to work meetings are now being conducted through video conferencing apps, as this allows us to regain a sense of normality and have face-to-face interactions with people while safely staying at home. USA Today notes that even Zoom interviews are now the new normal, and dealing with potential technological issues can make an already nerve-wracking meeting even more scary.
You can never fully account for technological hiccups, but you can still prep yourself for that important meeting ahead. Of course, there's nothing like looking and feeling good to give you that extra confidence boost! Whether it's an interview or a crucial business presentation, below are some tips to look your absolute best (albeit virtually).
Minimal Makeup for Maximum Impact After prepping your face, the next step is to think about makeup. A bold red lip is always a classic choice and is something that carries over beautifully through video. When it comes to your eyes, you can opt to layer up on the mascara to really open up your face. For those who aren't a fan of heavy mascara, wearing soft, natural eye shadow can give your face more depth. Don't forget to frame your face by fixing your brows too! Dress to Impress The right clothes can make you feel like a million bucks, regardless of whether the other meeting participants can see it. However, one great thing about video conferencing is that you don't have to put on an entire outfit if you don't feel like it. This guide to the sophisticated dress styles by Pretty Me highlights that a classic monochrome dress can make you look put together in a flash. All you need to do is find a shade that suits your skin tone. Neutral shades like black, navy, and beige go well with almost any complexion, but you can also switch it up and dress in rich jewel tones. Keep your Hair Looking Sleek There are few things more annoying than having to swat hair away from your face during a meeting. To bypass that, you can either put your hair in a low bun or a high ponytail. We've written about Aveda's Cherry Almond line before, and this shampoo and conditioner combo is the perfect way to prep your hair prior to a big meeting. In fact, properly washing and drying your hair before a meeting means you can even wear it straight down and tucked behind your ear! When it comes to looking your best for Zoom meetings, the key is to rely on tried-and-tested beauty tricks that make you feel confident in a snap. Good luck!
Written by Brena Jolly
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