Zoom Transformation: 4 Tips To Look Great On Zoom

By Beautystack
23 November 2020
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2020 will go down in history as the year of Zoom calls. Zoom weddings, birthdays, the Beautystack Business Summit — you name it. That’s all well and good, and it’s what’s kept us sane over lockdown, but you’re definitely lying if you haven’t at least once looked at yourself in that little rectangle and thought ‘sh*t, do I really look like that?’. 

Instead of ‘does my bum look big in this?’ we’re now all asking ‘how can I make myself look better on Zoom?’. Well, Beautystack has got your back. From switching on the Zoom beauty filter and fixing your lighting, all the way to buying the best wigs and press on nails from our Pros, we’ve put together our 4 top tips for how to look good on a video call.

Looking good on Zoom 101


1. Turn on Zoom beauty and makeup filters 

The ‘Touch Up My Appearance’ setting on Zoom is a life saver. If you’ve not heard about it, it’s about to change your life! Described by the company as ‘a softening effect to skin to minimize the visibility of imperfections’, you look good effortlessly. To access the filter, either go to Settings, click Video and scroll down to switch it on or off OR if you’ve already started a meeting and realise you’re not looking on point, click the arrow next to the video icon and choose Video Settings from there.

If you’re after a filter that’s a little more glam, Signature Faces by L’Oréal Paris is free and fun — you can choose your own eyeshadow, glitter, a bold lip and more. Just download SnapCamera and you can get access to each filter which you can then use during video calls on Google Hangouts, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. We love Collection #1: Volumising Capsules because the “be bold and shine bright” vibe is very Gold Glitter by @RebeccaKeatesMakeup

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2. Wing It With A Wig

Wigs are a little bit magic. They have the power to transform your whole look and style in seconds. From brunette to candy floss pink? No problem. And there’s no damage to your hair, no committing to the chop, no styling. It’s no wonder the Kardashians are such fans. In lockdown, wigs are the perfect pick-me up with endless options for styles, colours and lengths. 

If you’ve got Zoom drinks with the girls this weekend, why not whip out this spacey blue statement wig by @bleachlondon

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For a Zoom conference call, a custom brown or blonde frontal wig by @mikaimcdermotthair would be perfect:

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3. Buy Press On Nails 

We’re a little bit obsessed with press on nails at the minute. Our Pros are making lockdown 2.0 that little bit better by packaging up their creativity and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Get salon-standard nails at home – the dream! Each set can be customised to your desired shape, style, size and pattern, so you can make sure you always have a fresh mani. On Zoom, they’ll have you feeling sassy. And let’s not forget that oh so satisfying tapping noise they make as you’re logging on.

These sparking ombre nails by @Izabelleamy will brighten up any day indoors: 

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Check out @SadieJNails full kit for her pink flames set:

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4. Try Magnetic Lashes 

Magnetic lashes are well on track to becoming the next big thing in the beauty world. Providing the same volume as the classic falsies we all love, but without the tricky application, they’ll make your eyes look good for any Zoom occasion. Place the upper strip on top of your lashes, and line up the bottom strip underneath your lashes (just like a sandwich) until the magnets click together. And it’s as simple as that! You can also get sets with magnetic eyeliner. If you wear them all the time, they can damage your natural lashes so they’re perfect for video calls and using in short bursts rather than longer term treatments like a lash lift.  

There are lot’s of new magnetic eyelashes out there – you could try these from Ardell:



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And when you’ve taken your magnetic lashes off, or if you’ve decided you want to go au naturale after all, reach for ‘Emmy Creates Lash Serum’ for some TLC:

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What to complete your Zoom transformation? Download our app for free on iOS here and Android here to book virtual makeup sessions:

  • For a virtual makeup session with celeb makeup artist @abbiemaymua book here
  • For a virtual makeup lesson with the fabulous @rtmua book here
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