"I skip the lipstick, eyeliner, and eyeshadow because we're all home and that's more for a going-out look. I don't want to look like I'm trying too hard . . . even though I am."
"When I'm getting ready for a virtual date, I try to go for the 'no effort' look. I try to look more natural and comfortable than what I would had I been getting ready to go to a bar. I blow-dry my hair, then do concealer, foundation, and mascara. I do a contour and highlight because I feel like you need to since this is over video and it makes your features pop, instead of being drowned out by the light. Then, I put on a sweater and leggings, and I'm done! I skip the lipstick, eyeliner, and eyeshadow because we're all home and that's more for a going-out look. I don't want to look like I'm trying too hard . . . even though I am." — Samantha Reyes, New York City
"My signature makeup look is never too over the top, but there are a few key steps I focus on for virtual (social-distancing) dating vs. IRL dating prep. For virtual dating, I'm all about the no-makeup makeup look, keeping it super simple but glowy. I lather on all the moisturising serums, focus on heavier mascara while skipping the eyeliner, and fluff and fill in my eyebrows. (Eyebrows are key.) I finish off the look with a dewy highlighter and the Sun Bum Tinted Lip Balm. It almost feels odd getting myself put together as if I was going out when the reality is I'm in sweatpants on the bottom and I swapped my hoodie for a light sweater." — Ali Appelbaum, New York City