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If you've been reading our beauty content on Who What Wear for a while, you probably already know one of our favorite lifestyle, beauty, and fashion bloggers, Melissa Meyers (aka The Glow Girl). Not only is Meyers practically a scholar when it comes to navigating clean, non-toxic beauty, but she also loves to routinely share her best tips and tricks when it comes to aging. Refreshingly, Meyers is about accepting the aging process and empowering women to be the best version of themselves – whether that is taking the plunge and experimenting with clean beauty products, hugging self-tanners (instead of the sun), or just the best and knowing knows the most effective makeup hacks.
As the source of the knowledge that she is, and in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we asked Meyers for her best makeup and skin tips – the quarantine edition. Now that everyone is strictly at home and has to take video calls at all times, we asked Meyers to share their best skin care and makeup tips. In other words, what can we do to look as photogenic and bright as possible? Keep scrolling for 10 beauty tricks Meyers always adheres to before jumping in front of her screen.
Yes, that's plural! According to Meyers, one of her best kept secrets is to look refreshed and keep her skin plump and hydrated, prep her skin front camera with a face mask tailored for her major skin problems, and use a separate masking formula to treat the delicate eye area.
Even if video calls aren't of the highest quality (even though you probably can't see every line and pore like IRL), the goal is to have glowing and moisturized skin with coverage that mimics the health of your natural skin. The best way to do this? Season your canvas with a luxurious oil to help keep it hydrated. In order to increase your shine even further, Meyers likes to process the oil into your complexion with a rose quartz Gua Sha tool.
Yes, your skin can still be damaged by the sun or the blue light from your laptop and phone. Meyers tells me that she likes multitasking with coverage and SPF by opting for light BB creams or tinted moisturizers that will soften and diffuse the look of her skin for video calls, and block potentially harmful light.
Meyers tells me that she loves to play her eyes when preparing for a full day of video calls or photos. Your secret? Creamy, bronze-colored eyeshadow and some concealer for a dose of strategic camouflage. She also recommends sticking to clean formulas that are less likely to irritate the delicate eye area and prevent annoying redness.
Sure, pretty much any mascara will draw attention to your eyes and enhance your lash line, but for those looking to spice up your natural lashes (which get thinner as you age), Meyers recommends choosing a clean formula that will keep up with growth and thickness is improved. Boosting conditioner and ingredients. Not only are your eyelashes instantly satisfied, but they can also get stronger and healthier over time.
Makeup artists are getting poetic about the importance of maintaining, sculpting, and caring for your eyebrows. (Like our eyelashes, brows can thin and lose their shade and shine as we age.) Fortunately, this is nothing that a great eyebrow pencil can't handle.
Adding a creamy pop of color to your cheeks can make all the difference when it comes to looking rested, youthful, and vibrant. In fact, you'll want to be a little tougher with your application than face-to-face because the color translates less intensely on your video calls. (The same goes for your mascara application!)
By now, we all know that sitting in the sun (especially with no sun protection factor) is one of the worst things you can do for your skin as you age. If you are outside for hours, please soak yourself in sunscreen to keep skin damage at bay. Or do you like Meyers and fake the look of a sun-kissed glow with a non-toxic bronzer instead.
Youthful skin is often attributed to glowing and glowing skin, but that's just not always achievable – even for those of us in our 20s or 30s! Therefore, wrinkle, line and point diffusing highlighters can be a groundbreaking addition to your routine and add a touch of warmth and luminosity to your complexion. Just make sure you don't choose a formula that is too glittery or disco ball-like in the finish. This can actually draw more attention to fine lines, texture problems, and the like.
Lips (like our hands, necks, even our brows) are one of those qualities that are easy to forget, but can be a dead giveaway for your age. Not that it's a bad thing, but keeping your pouty lips plump, shiny, and hydrated acts like a sort of filter for lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume that can increase as you age.