May 22

AMPR KNOWS… Beauty Tips For Zoom Meetings

By Alex Bateman

For someone who will happily hand-on-heart admit that I didn’t own a tracksuit pre-iso, I have quickly mastered the working from home look.

Think cozy-chic, comfortable, sporty spice – minus the sport vibes.

While I do still aim to put on “proper” pants 2-3 times a week (to ensure they still fit given I am snacking 24/7) and let my skin breathe where possible, I am ensuring my crown for beauty guru doesn’t slip too far..

The new norm we are currently living means that face-to-face meetings have been replaced with Zoom calls, Skype and Google hangouts. While we aren’t in person, it is still vital that we continue to present ourselves in a polished and professional way and, may I remind you, this does not just apply to your outfit… 

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Maybe it’s Monday!

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So, on that note, here are my must-have products for a fresh and most importantly, quick, meeting face.

  1. Moisturiser and serums – preparation is key! Dewy and hydrated skin is the basis for any fresh-faced look. I have been dousing my face in a combination of Vitamin C serum for brightness and to stimulate collagen, Vitamin A cream to combat fine lines and a thick moisturiser to feed my thirsty skin. Isolation-stress (and the fact I have the heater blasting constantly) has wreaked havoc on my skin, so I am currently the biggest advocate for a moisturisation of ANY kind.

Vitamin C Serum – D’Lumiere Esthetique Antioxidant Serum 20%

Vitamin A Cream – D’Lumiere Esthetique Age Defence Cream 1% 

Moisturiser – Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream or Garnier Organics Argan Nourishing Moisturiser available at Chemist Warehouse

  1. CC cream / tinted moisturiser – to carefully conceal and even skin tone. Also helps give me the appearance of having an ever-so-slight tan despite only leaving the home for a grocery run.

CC cream – IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Plus Cream SPF50

BB cream – Mecca Cosmetica Weekend Skin Hydra Skin Tint

  1. Liquid blush – I dab a little with warm fingers up my cheekbone to give me a fresh glow and wake up the face. 

Liquid Blush – Nars Liquid Blush

  1. Mascara – Open up the eyes and add a little glam with a few coats of an easy to remove, black mascara. 

Mascara – FLOWER Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara in Royal Black


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The accuracy! Who else has this happened to?

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And if we are pulling out the big guns…

  1. Bright lipstick – for me bright lipstick oozes confidence. Pre-isolation, I would whip this out for big meetings and new business pitches to give me that little extra oomph and it helps the same way over Zoom!

Lipstick – Chanel Rouge Coco (416) or MAC Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger

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