The coronavirus era has forced us to downsize everything, including birthday parties. Crowded parties, to be spent in the company of friends and loved ones, seem like a distant memory today, but we hope to be able to come back to life again soon.
In the meantime, you have to be content with small virtual parties, strictly at a digital distance, even for all those who are preparing to make the long-awaited adulthood. So, to get ready for that day, we asked Alessandra Forese, Education Manager Urban Decay e IT Cosmetics some advice to show off a make-up ad hoc for your eighteenth via zoom without falling into unexpected “flat effect” looks typical of video.
THE SHADES TO AVOID IN VIDEO
«The rule of thumb is that video tends to wash out the tones making everything appear a little flatter, for which shades that are too light or excessively nude should be avoided because they risk making us appear “dull”, but on the contrary dare with brighter and more lively shades based on our preferences for both eyes and lips ».
THE SHADES ACCORDING TO THE COLOR OF THE EYES
«For green or blue eyes I recommend playing with the tones of plum or purple (Decades Palette 80’s Pop Queen di Urban Decay), while the verde is perfect for turning on the brown iris (Decades Palette 70’s Boogie di Urban Decay). Or, for all, one smokey eye in shades of brown or bronze (Decades Palette 00’s Soundtrack di Urban Decay). For the lips I recommend a lipstick with a pink and lively shade that illuminates all the complexions such as, for example, Pillow Lips shade WISH LIST di It Cosmetics».
TEXTURES TO BE PREFERRED
«On the complexion it is better to prefer liquid or creamy textures because the powders will tend to give a more” chalky “or dull appearance. Better to opt for a fresh and luminous complexion by mattifying only the T-zone with a touch of powder if the skin tends to shine. For a “healthy effect” and a glow-free finish, I recommend applying Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac: it has a fresh and thirst-quenching texture suitable for all skin types, gives a radiant but not shiny skin finish and above all intensely hydrates. If you prefer instead a velvety matte effect and zero pores I recommend to apply IT Cosmetics CC Cream Oil Free Matte. 7 products in one, corrects, evens out the complexion with a matte finish and anti-shine effect for 12 hours. Coverage can be modulated, but with a natural result … super HD camera proof! “
ERRORS TO AVOID
“As for eyes and lips better a touch of color more than less, instead, on the complexion we avoid using shades that are too dark because we would risk that the complexion is heavy or uneven. A very important detail not to be forgotten: eyebrows. I always recommend emphasizing them or filling in small empty spaces with a pencil, such as the IT COSMETICS – Brow Power. We will have a much more intense look with a minimum of effort and above all we will never be able to risk getting the wrong tonality. “