Simple 5-Minute Makeup Guide When There's a Surprise Zoom Meeting

Surprises are a mixed bag: sometimes the best, and sometimes the absolute worst. A bad surprise, for example, is when your boss suddenly asks for a zoom meeting in five minutes, and you’re absolutely not prepared.

Working from home, due to the pandemic, changed our work dynamic. We’re not required to dress up and do our hair and make up every morning (and we’re guilty of that!). But, what can you do if you’ve overslept, are running late to a meeting, or your boss surprises you with a “hey, we have a meeting in 5” message?

Don’t worry; we got your back! Here is a simple 5-minute makeup guide featuring incredible brands such as Savar and Napoleon Perdis so you can look good and still be on time.

Step #1: Grab that Moisturiser

Makeup and skincare go hand in hand more than you think. Think of it this way: your face is a blank canvas and skincare helps prepare it, while makeup is the paint to colour the masterpiece. So, if you have dry skin, your makeup will only leave you with a cakey finish. This is where a reliable moisturiser comes into the picture. Moisturiser will do wonders for your skin and makeup: it’ll smooth your skin for an even application of concealer or foundation and will help makeup last longer longer.

Take your pick: you can never go wrong with Savar or Hunter Lab moisturisers! Savar Essential Hydration Moisturiser For Normal & Dry Skin is a super-rich, plant-based day moisturiser that will leave your skin nourished, healthy and protected. On the other hand, Hunter Lab Daily Face Fuel is a daily facial moisturiser jam-packed with natural ingredients, such as avocado, that will intensely hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.

Step #2: Add Colour with a Blush

Make your complexion look healthier before facing the camera for your online meeting. A few swipes of blush makes a huge difference in looking put together when you turn on your camera on!

Add a pop of colour and natural flush with Napoleon Perdis Mosaic Harmony Blushing Powder. This Blushing Powder from the one and only Napoleon Perdis allows you to blend and harmonise colours easily because of the mosaic design in the pan. Create a flattering finish that will give your cheeks a healthy glow in seconds.

Step #3: Hide “Imperfections” Real Quick

Easily hide your dark circles, large pores and other blemishes before the meeting using a versatile concealer. Aside from that, you can use a concealer to contour for a chiselled effect, highlight your cheekbones and even use it as a primer for your eyelids to make eyeshadow last longer. You only need to use a small amount, and it should do the trick!

An incredible concealer you can rely on is Napoleon Perdis Pro Palette Concealer. This powerful corrective concealer offers three shades: mix the different bases to get the perfect match to your skin.

Step #4: Add Shine to Your Lips

Finish the look by applying a glamorous lipstick to your lips. Even if it’s a virtual meeting, wearing lipstick can add a pop of colour to your face. You can even go for a Lip Balm like Hunter Lab Lip Ammo or a Lip Shine like Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Lip Shine to add a shine to your lips. Both give intense moisture and lustrous shine. Lip Ammo conditions your lips and gives it vanilla and peppermint flavour and scent, while Auto Pilot Lip Shine gives you luscious lips and gives it the perfect pink shade in a flash.

 Step #5: Apply That Mascara

Give life to your eyes with a mascara that can easily enhance and add volume to your eyelashes. Using mascara before your online meeting adds definition to your eyes and will make you as if you’re wide awake and not running late.

For that extra volume, you can try Napoleon Perdis Mesmer-eyes Mascara. This mascara is a triple delight for your eyes: you can have exceptional volume, length and even curl. Another bonus is that it’s ophthalmologically tested, and contact lens wearers can use it.

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