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By Olivia Andrews, Style Sub-editor

The Croft Magazine // For those of you brave enough to put your camera on during blackboard collaborate, here are some of my easy makeup tips.

Start with a good base

Prepping your skin with vitamin-packed ingredients will help give a natural boosted glow. Then, it might sound contradictory, but I recommend starting the makeup base with a mattifying primer, so you don't look like a sweaty orb. The Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer is a long-time favourite of mine. Next, pick a warm foundation to smooth and even your complexion.

Primed & Poreless + Advanced Formula Primer, £22.40 | Too Faced

Brighten

As videos pick up shadow, I say go in with an illuminating concealer to brighten the under-eye area to eradicate purple eye-bags. For under eyes, pick a concealer a few shades lighter than your foundation to add further dimension. I like the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer, £20.40 | ASOS

Bronzed and Blushed

As someone who is very pale, I feel incredibly passionate about excessive blush and bronzer. Luckily, to have it show up on camera you need to be generous with application. Again, choose warm shades, as cooler tones can translate as greyish and ashy on camera. I like choosing a peachy blush to warm up my face - I even sweep it over my nose, top of my forehead and even pop a little on my chin to add an extra youthful radiance. This one by MAC has sparkly pigments which add even more illumination.

Mineralize blush (shade: Petal Power), £19.20 | MAC

Eyes

To look wider awake and more engaged than you might actually be during your online lecture, open up your eyes by curling your eyelashes. Continue by putting on a generous layering of mascara, but avoid lashes looking clumpy, proceed to separate lashes with an old, clean mascara wand. One mascara that holds the curl really well is the super affordable Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift Mascara.

The Falsies Instant Lash Lift Look Lengthening Volumising Mascara 01 Black, £9.99 | Maybelline

Beam and Blur

To blur and hide unwanted oiliness, I use a few swipes of Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder. To highlight, use a small detailer brush to pop a touch of sparkle to the inner corners of your eyes to brighten and widen. I swipe some under my brows and use the excess to sweep over my brows to subtly accentuate the high points of my face. As usual, I place some on the tops of my cheekbones and I also sparingly dot some between my brows and at the end of my nose, to tie the look together.

Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder, £35 | Charlotte Tilbury

So, there you have it - my easy tips on how to achieve the perfect makeup look for those Christmas Zoom quizzes!

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