With things moving into more of an online platform and our “in person” meetings moving to zooms, 2020 has forced all of us into a new way of communicating.
I have spent over a decade working as a makeup artist in TV and film – I am so excited to share my beauty tips and tricks with you!.
With that we have also been presented with a new way to face the world, while wearing a mask.
All of this newness, can feel a little overwhelming.
Let’s take it step by step.
First, let’s start with mask use. There is such a wide selection of masks out there and some of us are running into the skin problem of “maskne”. Taking care of our skin is even more important while wearing masks. There has been discussions about the skin benefits to wearing a silk face mask.
Depending on the mask material you are wearing, some can be irritating and can lead to breakouts. Silk is a cooling material and less likely to absorb moisture and great for sensitive, oily or acne prone skin. Silk masks are a great alternative to try out and see how your skin loves you back.
Make sure to wash your mask daily, that it’s completely dry before wearing and that you stay up on your skin care regime.
If you are taking your mask on and off during the day it can seem pointless to pop on lipstick. If you are a girl who loves a good lip colour and you want to be able to remove your mask without removing your lip, a great lip stain is the answer!
After years of trying hundreds of lipsticks, I have some favourites that have a punch of colour, are long lasting and smudge proof.
One of my favourite lip stains is by Bodyography, Liquid Lava Lipsticks they are a long-wearing formula that goes on opaque, dries instantly, & lasts for hours!
The bonus with this lipstick is that it’s also cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free.
Another favourite of mine is the M∙A∙C Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick. This pigment soaked lipstick, lasts up to 8 hours, is waterproof and comes in a range of gorgeous colours.
And the list would not be complete without one of the products I always have in my makeup kit, Benefit’s Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain.
If you are looking for a sexy flush to your lips that give you a glow this rose tinted stain is a game changer that’s completely smudge proof!
The other part of covering our faces is the emphasis is now showcased on our eyes. Now is a great time to learn how to perfect a smokey eye and apply a great set of false eyelashes.
False eyelashes are always that final makeup “wow” factor! Learning how to apply your own lashes can be challenging at first but with lots of practice and an eyelash applicator it gets so much easier.
I have partnered with a Canadian eyelash product line Erin Nicole Lash Haute Couture to create my own custom signature Holly Decker eyelashes.
The Holly Decker lashes were created with my clients in mind. These natural looking wispy lashes create the prettiest look. Whether you are a lash lover, bride, or want a natural lash to wear daily, these are the lashes for you!
These custom lashes can be worn up to 25 times and an added bonus for ladies who wear glasses, they fit perfectly!
The other “new wave” of makeup is to learn how to do makeup for on screen. It’s important to feel fresh and confident in front of the camera.
As we now rely on video communication as a primary means of interacting with prospective employers and clients, we can learn to create the most professional look.
Key factors are lighting, background, wardrobe and makeup. Makeup for zoom presentations is different than your day to day makeup and it”s important to learn how to do your makeup for on screen.
I want to help provide you with the answers to all these questions and to help you show up to each of these events feeling your most confident and powerful.
If you would like to learn more about how to feel fresh and confident in front of the camera, I would love to have you as part of my New Wave online course – the next session starts in January 2021.
Perfect way to start off the New Year.Shop Bodyography, Holly Decker Lashes and The New Wave program online at www.hollydecker.com
Written by Holly Decker