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Minimal make up needed for over-55 Zoom user please help!

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I don't use make up-to-date I'm partly too lazy and mostly convinced I look like an inept drag queen since menopause and facial hair. However I am now working online via video software and am shocked by how l look on the monitor! I need something to make my skin  look less  pock-marked and blotchy at least.
I am pale and have oily skin and tend to get spots from products. Can anyone recommend a one-stop foundation or primer or bb cream (whatever that is) that can help. I say I'm not vain but it seems i have my limits.
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  • tehonetehone Forumite
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    In Zoom, in your video options, there is a "touch up" your appearance option, this basically attempts to do what you're wanting in software.

  • nosuperwomannosuperwoman Forumite
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    Ah, I am afraid I was using Zoom as a catchall term for video meetings. I will try that but most of my work is in the NHS and we use Microsoft Teams or Attend Anywhere, I'll look but I suspect they don't have that kind of add on.
    Plus, would you trust a health professional who had that a sort of programme running?!😁
    Never look for comfort food in a macrobiotic restaurant

  • NargleblastNargleblast Forumite
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    I have a Zoom meeting once a week and just use a little makeup to even out my skin tone. A concealer to get rid of under eye shadows, a bit of powder, bit of eyeliner, mascara and eyebrow pencil all applied sparingly, just to get rid of the piggy eyes effect. It takes me about 60 seconds and makes me look less washed out on camera.
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  • nosuperwomannosuperwoman Forumite
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    That sounds far too complicated! .. Me lazy, remember! 😊
    Never look for comfort food in a macrobiotic restaurant

  • KxMxKxMx Forumite
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    I use Benefit Boing Industrial Strength Concealer as a foundation. 
    It evens out my skin tone, covers redness and as a bonus gives me a little colour (I'm very pale).

    https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/uk/en-gb/product/boi-ing-industrial-strength-concealer
  • theoreticatheoretica Forumite
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    A little grease smeared over the camera to make everything blurry?
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
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    Nivea tinted moisturiser is inexpensive and has quite good coverage, if you're looking for foundation type make up. 
    I don't set foot out of the door (or on a camera) without concealer for the dark circles and odd spot, and mascara. Lipstick can double as a blusher of you need it - I find my webcam gives me a bit of a grey look so need a bit of colour.
  • NargleblastNargleblast Forumite
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    Yes, if you don't want to do anything too complicated then just evening out your skin tone with some tinted moisturiser will help. Cameras can make you look a bit like death warmed up, as well as putting at least half a stone in weight on you!
    One life - your life - live it!
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