Selfies aren’t for the faint of heart. Become a photo mastermind by upgrading your beauty routine to enhance your own pictures. There are plenty of beauty products out there that specialize in photo enhancement. Whether they minimize flash back or smooth out the surface of your skin, there products don’t mess around. They’re integral for looking great in any flash photography.
Wondering what makes these products so special? Usually, they are formulated with silicone or other fillers to smooth or blur imperfections. Also, they typically don’t contain sunscreen, which is a major cause of flash back in photos. While sunscreen is great for day-to-day usage, it’s best to avoid when taking photos. If you feel really strongly about wearing SPF under your makeup, then reach for one that is SPF 15 for lower. These formulations tend to contain less zinc, which is one of the major ingredients that causes the white cast. So, before your next selfie season, think about upgrading your beauty routine to include photo-enhancing products.
1. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
Primer, $36, smashbox.com
Primer is essential for achieving a smooth, flawless looking base. Reach for a silicone-based primer to fill in any pores or fine lines, according to SheKnows.com. The silicone acts as a binder to make your base makeup last longer, and look better throughout the day. It’s perfect for prepping your skin for the perfect selfie.
2. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation.
Fond De Teint $43.00, makeupforever.com
Developed specifically for the film and TV industry’s most advanced technology, Ultra HD Liquid Foundation creates a naturally flawless complexion—on and off camera. Completely invisible under the latest, super-focused 4k lens, this revolutionary foundation features uniquely-coated pigments that provide medium to buildable coverage with an even lighter weight, second-skin texture that looks just like skin. This lighter weight formula delivers the very same flawless results as before when applied with a flat foundation brush in a tap and stretch motion.
3. Too Faced SELFIE POWDER.
Powder $32.40, toofaced.com
Selfie Powders are your filters for the real world! This collection of weightless finishing powders mimic the effects of your favorite photo filters by using light-fragmenting technology to instantly brighten with diffused warmth, bronze with a smoothing glow, or add a cool ethereal light to the skin. Get close-up perfection in photos and look filter-flawless in real life!
4.Ben Nye Colorless MediaPRO Matte HD Powder
Powder, $18, makeupmania.com
Lock in your foundation, and reduce shine with this HD powder. It helps to further reduce the look of pores and fine lines. However, make sure to use this powder onto of foundation that is still wet or tacky. According to xoVain.com, the powder helps to absorb the excess oils and sets into the skin without looking too pale or cakey. Use this powder on a fluffy brush, and tap the powder into place. It’s the easiest magic wand you’ll ever use.
5. Eve Pearl Dual Salmon Concealer
Concealer, $39, evepearl.com
Don’t be caught looking tired in your photos. Cancel out the look of dark eye bags by using a orange or salmon colored concealer. The orange counteracts the blue and purple pigments of the skin to create an even looking skin tone, according to MakeupGeek.com.
6.Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Primer Water, $32, smashbox.com
Banish powdery looking makeup by using a makeup priming water. It acts similarly to a makeup setting spray, and helps to prep your skin for makeup, according to Allure.