To Wear Makeup or Not? 6 Women Share Their Beauty Routines For Virtual Dates
The novel coronavirus has changed a lot of the way we do things in everyday life. Shopping is done online, hair is cut at home, and dating has gone virtual — even more so than before. Not only are people meeting online through apps, but now due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders across the country, people are also attending dates digitally.
FaceTime and Zoom dating have become more popular since restaurants and bars shuttered months ago. Instead of meeting up in person, people are opting to meet over computer and phone screens, nestled in the comfort of their homes. Which begs the question: do you still go all out with your beauty prep for a date that's over the phone? There is the benefit that the screen provides you with an automatic blurring filter and you only really need to get "dressed up" from the waist up. (We — or at least I — have already decided that jeans are out of the question and yoga pants or leggings are the only way to roll for digital interactions.)
But considering video chats are close up, hair and makeup are a bit of a different story. Do you go with a quick and easy makeup routine or move forward with your normal glam prep? Do you go all out with your hair, embrace the messy bun, or just curl the front pieces and neglect the back (because, well, who will ever know)?
Ahead, we spoke with six women to find out what their beauty-routine prep for a virtual date looks like these days.