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Makeup Tips Whilst Working from Home

Lockdown 2.0

Since the start of the pandemic COVID-19, everyone has had to adapt to what some of us refer to as a ‘new normal’. With some normality starting to be introduced in the summer and individuals being able to return to some sort of routine, the Government have been on tenterhooks about the rise in people testing positive. With the fear of the NHS becoming overwhelmed again the Prime Minister has recently announced to what is being referred to as Lockdown 2.0. This is due to start from the 5th November through to the 2nd December 2020.

Working from home

As many of you will be returning to working from home, there will be benefits to trying to stick to a routine similar to the one that you would have if you were, for example, going to an office setting. Not only will you be more prepared when lockdown ends but this will also be particularly helpful for those that struggle with having to adapt to situations quickly and efficiently.

The ‘lipstick effect’

The ‘Lipstick Effect’ is when consumers still spend money on small indulgences during recessions, economic downturns, or when they personally have little cash. History has shown that the purchase of a luxury lipstick or even skincare cream seems to boost in sales during unprecedented times. Whilst the consumer cannot afford big-ticket items the smaller luxuries help to uplift mood and morale.

Makeup tips when working from home

Whilst giving our skin a little breather from makeup sometimes feels refreshing banishing all your makeup routine completely may not be the way forward. Here’s some pointers to help you when working from home.

  1. Stick to your usual skincare routine in the mornings, this will help keep you motivated especially during the winter months when skin can sometimes feel dull and dry. Instead of applying heavy foundation, why not swap for a tinted moisturiser instead which will help with keeping skin hydrated but also provide you with an even base.
  2. You can create a fresh-looking glow by using blush and bronzer, you needn’t go over the top with this but sweeping over your cheeks will give you that extra radiance you are looking for.
  3. Instead of using a lipstick or a gloss when working from home you could opt for a balm with a hint of colour which will provide you with some colour on your lips and that much-needed moisture during the winter months.
  4. If you are attending a zoom meeting and want to define your features further without having to cake on layers of makeup, you can add mascara which will make your eyes pop and add more definition to your brows by using a brow pencil or powder.

Remaining positive

Whilst four weeks may seem like a long time away, remaining consistent with your routines will help you get through these unpredictable times faster. At Glamdeva our amazing professionals will be available to book once again from the 2nd December onwards.

Orange Makeup

Makeup Hacks: Experimenting with Orange

As with anything, in the world of make-up, trends come and go like the wind. However, one trend that seems to be sticking around is the use of the colour orange, with musicians, actresses, and reality stars all experimenting with this bold, bright colour.

Through this blog, we look at a few orange makeup techniques and products you can make use of.

Video credit: Katie Michaelis

Orange blusher

Though 2018 was all about contouring and gold shimmers, as we head into Autumn 2019, we are seeing more people boast orange cheeks. Helping the eyes and lips pop, a simple orange blusher or highlighter can do wonders for brightening up the whole face.

MAC’s ‘Bright Response’ powder is a huge favourite of ours!

Orange eyeliner

Feline eyes are still a staple makeup look. However, on-trend MUAs are getting creative with colour, using orange liquid eyeliner to make the eye the key signifier. Orange eyeliner works particularly well on women with green eyes.

Orange lipstick and lip liner

Finding a lipstick shade that you like can be a real task. Where some can make lips look small others can make teeth look dull; it really is a minefield.

If you are struggling to find the right colour, then you may want to explore orange lipsticks. In our opinion, the bolder the orange, the better, with lippies with a hint of gold great for women with darker skin tones. Enhancing tans while giving the face an uplifting, fun feel, you simply cannot go wrong with orange lipstick.

Book an MUA to get the latest look

If you are intrigued as to how you can blend some oranges into your look then you will need a makeup artist to ensure your makeup is flawless.

Don’t know where to look? That’s where we can help! On Glamdeva.com, you can search, compare, and book MUAs in your area in a matter of seconds!