7 Simple Tricks to Look Prettier on Video

Between YouTube, Skype, Viddy, and Vine, video is everywhere. But are you ready for your close-up? These tips for lighting, hair, and makeup for video will get you "camera ready"

Define Your Features

Unless you’re doing hi-definition television, you don’t need to go overboard on foundation and contouring. Instead, you want to define your brows, eyes, cheeks, and lips. “Your brows frame your eyes and face, so they’re very important, but often overlooked,” says Emmy Award-winning “Days of Our Lives” makeup artist Joleen Rizzo. She recommends brow powder for a look that’s not too drawn-on.

Then, you’ll want to apply a few coats of mascara. (Just make sure it isn’t clumpy — clumps can look heavy and be distracting on camera.) Rizzo likes CoverGirl Lash Blast Clump Crusher Mascara, $6.99. On your cheeks, use a pop of color to “bring the skin to life,” she says. Finally, don’t forget your lips. “Stains are a great way to keep your look natural,” she says.