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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Internship Makeup

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Summer is just around the corner, which means that it’s also almost the start of internship season! However, summer internships these days are a little different, as more companies are adopting remote and virtual setups for their interns. So, even if you aren’t in the office, you still want to make sure you’re looking (and feeling!) your best.

As a makeup lover, I know that adding beauty products to my routine can make a big difference in my self-confidence while attending virtual meetings — whether it’s from my couch or at a coffee shop. And after completing three virtual hybrid internships myself, I’ve learned the importance of mastering the art of virtual internship makeup. 

Check out my top tips for selecting the best Ulta Beauty products to enhance your natural features, and maintain a fresh and polished look all day!


When getting ready for your first virtual meeting of the day, I recommend focusing on the details that will highlight your face on camera, like your eyebrows! Using a good brow pencil – like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Ultra-Slim Retractable Detail Pencil With Spoolie – can help define and shape your brows in a natural-looking way, and helps you feel put together without taking up too much time. 

To help your brow look last all day, I recommend the Ulta Beauty Collection Brow Shaping Gel, which has been a game-changer for me during my virtual internships! Not only does it leave your brows looking fluffy and defined, but the clear coat also helps to seal in your brow color to ensure your look stays put from morning to night.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Ultra-Slim Retractable Detail Pencil With Spoolie
ULTA Beauty Collection
Brow Shaping Gel

Setting Powder

If you’re looking for a product to make your makeup last a full workday, a setting powder is a must-have. When it comes to setting powders, the Beauty Bakerie Flour Setting Powder is revolutionary. Not only is it finely milled with an incredibly smooth texture, but it’s also vegan, making it perfect for those conscious about their makeup choices. But, what sets it apart for me is the jar’s lock mechanism that ensures you won’t make a mess — even when you’re in a rush trying to make it to your virtual meeting.

Beauty Bakerie Face Flour Baking Powder


If you want to add more color to your look and highlight your face during virtual events this summer, I highly recommend trying a liquid blush. The Makeup Revolution Blush Bomb Cream Blusher is a standout option that’s also super affordable! To my surprise, it blended seamlessly with my cream products thanks to its highly pigmented formula. One of the best features of this blush is its buildable nature, which allows you to layer the product for a more intense look that translates well on camera. 

Makeup Revolution Blush Bomb Cream Blusher


My go-to lip products for virtual events and meetings are lip oils and balms, which are perfect for keeping your lips moisturized and looking healthy. Not only do these products provide essential moisture for your lips, but they’ll also add a glow when you’re talking in a virtual meeting. Opt for a clear oil for a natural look or a slight tint for the perfect hint of internship-friendly color. 

Stila Heaven’s Dew Gel Lip Oil
ULTA Beauty Collection Juice Infused Lip Oil

While virtual internships may be a new experience for many of us, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t look and feel our best while working from home!

Davida Padi is a sophomore at the University of Scranton majoring in social media strategies on the Pre-Law track. She is also part of the Washington Internship Institute and is currently in DC for the fall semester. Davida is passionate about mental health, technology, and public policy.