Five makeup must-haves for a perfect selfie
Snap-happy? Go filter-free with these promising makeup items.
Unless you’ve hibernated in a cave these last few years, you’ll know that the modern woman dresses for herself. And she loves being photographed! In a group or by herself. Walk into a nightclub and watch girls dressed to the nine clicking super gorgeous photos of themselves. All the more reason to pay some extra attention to your makeup so that you look picture perfect in selfies. We’ve all gone through ghastly phases when bad foundation, smudged eye shadow and chalky lipstick made our faces wooden or cakey. Fret not, check out the five selfie-proof makeup formulas that promise a film star finish in a flash.
Size: 9 gm
Ever wondered why your favorite stars look so flawless all the time? It’s because they use stick foundation. It gives heavier coverage and amazing photos. This unique ultra-light foundation lasts for hours without making skin oily or patchy. The creamy consistency covers up blemishes and keeps sweat at bay. The Color Lock technology ensures it doesn’t smudge or fade with plain water. Plus, the easy-blend formula makes application a breeze! Just remember to apply the formula on your ears and neck as well for even toned skin all the way through.
Size: 17 gm
The only thing a smooth flawless complexion needs is some definition to give you killer cheekbones in photographs. This revolutionary compact allows you to grind just enough mineral-enriched powder for one flawless application. The result is a finely-milled, high-definition face powder that deflects light, reduces the appearance of pores and makes you camera-ready in no time, sharp contours and all! Sweep the formula along your hairline, over your temples, under your cheekbones, and on the underside of your jawline to give your face a more angular appearance.
Size: 5.5 gm
With a hint of blush on your cheekbones, you’ll still have the look of definition. Just choose a shade that is a little darker and unexpected — not your average soft rosy pink — so that it pops on camera. This baked blush formula is infused with shimmer to give your cheeks just the right hint of sheen for up to eight hours of partying and posing. To apply it properly just dust the blush brush over the color, tap off any excess and gently sweep it over the apples of your cheeks out toward the top of your ear, stopping before your hairline.
Size: 9.2 ml
After applying your shadow and liner of choice, swipe on several coats of mascara. Lashings of mascara are the best way to really open up your eye and make them pop in photos. The best way to apply? Blink down onto the brush head, so it gets really close to the lash line, and then wiggle it to the ends of your lashes to coat them from root to tip. The Curl Lock formula gives you curly lashes for 18 hours straight. It effortlessly adds volume and the anti-clump brush ensures zero clumps and smudges.
Size: 4.2 gm
Teeth will look whiter and brighter with a just-right lipstick tint. Always go with a medium coral or light shade of red if you don’t have a can’t-live-without hue already. These tints tend to make your teeth look whiter. Remember blue-based or pink-based undertones in gloss or lippie fade yellow stains on teeth. But if you’re feeling experimental and bold, go with red. We love this selfie friendly lipstick because the high hydration formula is enriched with Omega 3 oils and vitamin E that moisturize and color lips with a lovely matte finish. It’s best to prep lips first with a lip balm to prevent cracks or caking. Avoid using a shimmery formula because it distracts from the rest of your face when you smile. All you’ll see is a shiny pout and nothing much else.