Remember that feeling of rolling out of bed and doing your 15-minute everyday makeup routine (thanks, YouTube!) before running out the door for school? Quarantine may have halted that last part, but an everyday makeup routine is just as essential now that you’re heading back to the classroom in a new way: over Zoom.
In fact, it’s probably even more important now to invest in the right concealer and lipstick shade when you’re learning in the virtual sense. The last thing you need is to look washed out or have blemishes accentuated by the HD camera on your Macbook, and everyday makeup can do wonders for your self-care and self esteem during these uncertain times.
Things are definitely a bit different at school than they were last year, but you can still wow your new classmates with beautiful everyday makeup. All you need is a bit of concealer, brow gel, and perhaps a bit of sparkle… and you can do it all while wearing pajamas.
MIRA BEAUTY is here with a bit of Beauty 101 as we share our favorite everyday makeup products to make a statement this school year.
Fun fact: Boy Brow is Glossier’s best selling product of all time. Why? Because it’s the everyday makeup product that makes everybody feel beautiful and on their best brow game. This brushable, creamy wax gives you impeccable arches that look completely natural, yet perfectly precise. You could tell your virtual classmates over Zoom that you’re not wearing any makeup products and just woke up like this, even if it’s definitely not true, because Boy Brow looks that effortless and will be your best brow secret throughout the rest of quarantine. Oh, and did we mention that it even contains Oleic Acid, Lecithin, and Atelocollagen to smooth and condition your brows?
Every beauty influencer’s favorite concealer turns 20 this year, and believe us when we tell you that Shape Tape lives up to the hype. Very few makeup products cover dark circles and instantly brighten up your look the way this cult favorite does, and the top MIRA ratings for blendability, hydration, and anti-creasing mean that you’ll always be able to say “bye bye” to dark under eyes and care for the delicate skin in this area. If you’re in the mood for a more advanced beauty look before class, this everyday makeup also works as a great highlighter when contouring your face!
When in quarantine, a little eyeshadow can go a long way in making you feel pretty. Or in this case, own your pretty with one of your favorite pink and powerful beauty brands. Natural Matte Eyes Eye Shadow Palette has 30 shimmer and matte shades to beautifully blend your everyday makeup looks for more than a few compliments on your Zoom call. Eyeshadow isn’t as much effort as you may think, as you can just add a simple wash of color over your lids for an instant boost of beauty. Or you know, show off your skills with a magnificent halo eye or cut crease… there are no rules in everyday makeup!
Casual reminder that staying inside doesn’t mean that you should skip out on your skincare routine. This is a time for sheet masks and a sparkly moisturizer, like this one from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics! It’s extra in the best way, made with ultra-fine pearl pigments to energize tired skin and restore your natural radiance. Wear it alone as it absorbs into the skin for your most gorgeous complexion, or get that dewy glow by wearing it under your foundation. It looks natural and radiant, yet extra at the same time. What more could you want in an everyday makeup product?
You can’t have a list of everyday makeup without BB cream, the #1 product to hydrate your skin and give you a dreamy, dewy glow with minimal effort. And you can always count on NYX to deliver affordable, high quality products that enhance (but don’t change!) your natural beauty. Apply this BB cream before a Zoom meeting for a burst of moisture and confidence.
You may have heard that skincare comes before makeup, and while that’s generally true... you can totally have your tinted moisturizer and wear it too. This cult favorite by Laura Mercier has nearly perfect reviews by MIRA guests, with glowing reviews that it lasts for hours, looks beautiful and bright, and feels extremely lightweight on your skin. All ages, all skin types, all different tastes in makeup, you’re sure to fall hard for this everyday makeup. It gives you a luminous glow that looks lovely on camera, and contains SPF to protect against sun damage even while staying inside.
Tinted moisturizer is ideal for subtle radiance, but you’ll need a highlighter to glow all out on your Zoom conference call. And don’t think it’s only for glam looks, as you can easily incorporate this sparkly must-have into your everyday makeup routine. Just sweep a bit onto your cheeks, nose, and forehead for a little shimmer that will definitely make you want to keep checking yourself out in the camera during your call (we’ve all done it,) or try a few highlighter hacks for something a little more subdued. Our favorites? A tiny dab of highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes to help you look instantly more awake and alert, or placing a bit of product in the Cupid’s bow area to fake a plumper pout.
Here at MIRA, mascara has a special place in our hearts. And also our beauty collections. It’s one of the best beginner products that many of us began using at the start of our makeup journey, and it’s never let us down when we want to look simply beautiful, but not too OTT. Even if you haven’t touched your falsies in months, a drugstore mascara like the Volum' Express The Colossal Big Shot by Maybelline can help frame your eyes and give you the long, luxurious lashes you desire. Just apply a coat or two and you’ll be good to go with any everyday makeup look!
Ah, Glossier. The go-to beauty brand when you want to look natural, but still get that flawless skin that dreams, and Instagram filters, are made of. But you can’t get your lips get lonely either, which brings us to Balm Dotcom. This lip balm is packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to hydrate and nourish dry, chapped lips, and it’s available in seven flavors like Birthday and Coconut to make your Zoom calls more fun. Get a taste (literally) of natural beauty as this everyday makeup leaves a subtle tint and hydrates your pout with rich ingredients like Castor Oil, Beeswax, and Lanolin.
Mood: all monochrome’ed out with nowhere to go. Except you know, a Zoom class with tons of people to compliment the beautiful color on your eyes, cheeks, and lips. As the name suggests, The Multiple by NARS is a multipurpose tool that saves you time and money while you apply one shimmery, spectacular shade onto every feature of your face. Celebrities love to own this look on the red carpet, and wearing it may just make you forget about the fact that you’ve been staying inside for months. Choose from a range of shades, including a shimmery tangerine like Puerto Vallarta, rose gold like G-Spot, or Copacabana for a sparkly pink, pearlescent hue that you’ll never want to put down.
Your everyday makeup look needs a friend, and its name is Vitamin C. Many forget just how important this nutrient is, as it’s basically essential to the skin... yet isn’t produced naturally by the body. But don’t worry, there’s a serum for that. It’s made by your favorites at Mario Badescu (AKA, a VSCO girl’s favorite brand) to give your skin a burst of brightness while evening out complexion for better makeup application.
There’s just something about eyeliner that can make you feel more put together, even when you’re really, really not. It’s one of MIRA's favorite everyday makeup products to put your eyes on full display throughout your conference call, and the options are endless with the Matte Liquid Liner by NYX. Use the felt tip pen to create an epic wing, or just apply a line on the top lid for simple beauty. At under $10, Matte Liquid Liner is used by tons of influencers and celebrity MUA’s. Why? Because the ultra-black, matte formula means that it won’t reflect the light in strange ways while on camera, making this liner perfect for your Zoom calls.
“This is seriously the best glitter eyeshadow I've ever used! The pigment is great, zero fall out, and stays on all day.” Community reviews are all about the Liquid Eye Shadow by Stila, as it looks magnificent on your eyes and won’t give you the creasing or shadow fall out that most powders will. While this formula looks like it was made for more dramatic makeup looks, don’t let the shimmer fool you. More subtle shades like Wanderlust or Dollish create the illusion that you just spent an hour perfecting your sparkly eyeshadow, even though you spent like five minutes and it still looks perfect. Pair it with Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner to be the true star of your conference call!
Living the cream. Or dream… probably both with this everyday makeup must-have by Revlon. The “Insta” in the name of this cream blush refers to several things. For one, it gives you a sheer, natural finish in seconds that suits any makeup look. It also looks subtle enough on camera to give you just the right amount of color on your Zoom calls, without looking too clown-like or risking the HD Macbook camera picking up any streaks. In fact, certain shades of the Insta-Blush are so lightweight and blendable that it can even double as a contour stick!
Don’t underestimate the power of powder. Brow powder, that is. Anastasia Beverly Hills is likely one of the first brands that come to mind when you hear the word “brows,” and for good reason. You won’t be disappointed with this long lasting and volumizing powder that lifts your arches and creates the ideal shape for everyday makeup. It’s been proven that brows are the most noticeable feature on your face, and you’ll draw attention in the best way with ABH in your collection.
From the classroom to Zoom, learn more about all your favorite everyday makeup products on MIRA.