How to Look Your Best During Online Meetings

Photo by Christina @ on Unsplash

We’re witnessing a big change in the world. The coronavirus pandemic is spreading around the world and one of the consequences is that more people are now working from home. In order to practice social distancing and keep yourself and people around you safe, you may have found yourself having to work from home instead of in the office.

One of the problems you may face now is how to look presentable on video calls, when you have a sudden meeting and you didn’t put makeup on, or just in general when you want to talk to someone without actually spending half an hour on makeup. Here are our best tips.

Face Natural Light

Natural light is your best friend. The window should be placed behind the camera for the best effect. If you can’t do that, it’s best to set up a lamp so the light bounces off a wall.

Apply Filters

Filters can be a lifesaver when you have an urgent meeting and you didn’t do your makeup. Many apps allow you to slightly filter the way you look for this purpose. Zoom, for example, offers the “touch up my face” option, plus you get to apply a background filter if your room is a mess!

Do Your Hair

You don’t have to do much here, just make sure your hair is clean whenever possible. When that’s not the case, you can use some dry shampoo to give it volume and style it slightly.