Fictionary: Guiding Lighting

James Franco in some Guiding Lighting on “General Hospital.” 

Fictionary is a column showcasing beauty-related words that don’t exist, but should.

This weekend, I was at a food festival in Fort Lauderdale called Flavors of Fort Lauderdale (more on that later) with a bunch of online journalists from all over the country. Naturally, I most hit it off with a lovely gay gentleman from Los Angeles via Boston. The minute we sat down at dinner we started talking about how vile it is when men want to video chat with you and you’re not prepared.

“Oh, I make sure the lighting is perfect and I’ve started smearing Vaseline on the lens so it’s softer and more flattering,” Rob shared. Can’t believe I didn’t think of that one myself. Guiding Lighting, thanks to soft bulbs for backlighting and a soft-focus camera thanks to petroleum jelly will hopefully yield that soap opera glow I’ve been waiting for my whole life. 

What are your methods for looking fabulous in a Google Hangout? 

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