In a first-quarter shareholder meeting, Match Group, the parent company of Tinder, announced that it would be introducing one-on-one video chatting soon. That means you’re probably going to start seeing an option to go on a video date with your Tinder match rather than just chatting with them in the app. Some people, however, have started to wonder how to maximize their makeup for a Tinder date. Here’s what to think about before you get on video chat with your Tinder match.
1. Check Your Background
When you go on a Tinder video date, you’re probably going to be doing it in the comfort of your own home. However, that means you’re likely going to show off your home a little more than you usually would. Choose a place where you can feel comfortable video chatting, but before you start, take a look into the camera to make sure your background looks nice. Clean up any areas of your home or room your date might see during the chat.
2. Make Sure You Have Great Lighting
Lighting is an important part of making sure you look incredible on camera. Whether you’re able to get natural lighting or you have to use artificial lighting, here’s how to get the most out of it.
- The Glow of Natural Lighting
For most people, natural lighting will do the most for their complexion and skin tone. Natural lighting tends to be softer and provide more of a glow to your skin. If you’re able to, consider having your video date outside on your front porch or backyard. You can also open a window inside to make sure you’re well-lit.
- Making Do Inside
If you’re chatting inside without a window or you’re talking after dark, there are still ways you can manage to look incredible. Selfie lighting is basically an industry; you might want to invest in a selfie ring light or find another light diffuser to cast an incredible glow on your face. Even just a piece of white paper under your light source can help.
3. Pay Attention to Your Outfit
You might not think much about your outfit when your date’s probably only going to see you from the waist up, but that waist-up outfit is actually an important part of looking good for the camera. Find something that maximizes the way you look when you sit down, which is probably what you’ll be doing for most of your Tinder video date. Style it once you’re sitting down so you really know how it’ll look.
4. Look for Makeup That’ll Look Good On Camera
There are some types of makeup you should pay the most attention to when you’re going on a Tinder video date. Here are the most important things.
A dewy complexion can’t be overstated, especially when you’re going to see your reflection in the mirror throughout this video date. Invest in a light moisturizer rather than a heavy foundation to get the most out of your makeup routine.
The camera will overstate shadows and tends to lean toward a slight grey tone rather than a healthy pink or red tone, which means any dark circles you have will just get more prominent. Focus on a bit of concealer underneath your eyes and covering any pimples or other marks you currently have.
Maximizing the way your eyes look is an important part of a video chatting date. Mascara is a great way to draw attention to your eyes. If you can only do mascara or eyeliner, definitely opt for mascara first, as the bold eyelashes will make a huge impact.
Because the camera tends to overstate grey tones and understate pink or red tones, it’s common for people to look sunken and hollow in a video chat, even if they look totally normal in person. To combat that, make sure you go for a blush that’s a little brighter than the ones you would usually use.
When Tinder’s video dating goes into full swing, which will likely be later this year, it’ll be easier than ever to connect with people you may be interested in. It’ll also be easier than ever to practice your on-camera makeup skills. If you find you love this type of makeup application, why not try your hand at doing it professionally with Ogle School? The Ogle School esthetics program may be just what you’re looking for.