Let’s face it, technology comes with its own set of issues. Our pet peeve? Unforgiving high-definition cameras that seem to latch on to every tiny bit of mascara fall-out, a tad too much blush or a stray foundation streak. Thank god for filters that can take care of all that in a jiffy. However, wondered what life would be without your trusty IG filters or editing tools? Well, then it’s time to find out!
Enter: HD Makeup AKA, High-Definition beauty products that encompass light deflectors and pigments (RE: Mica, Silicone, Crystals, or Quartz) which give the appearance of a smooth, even look — sans a cakey build-up or annoying eyeshadow smudges. Think a ’second-skin meets professional airbrush’ effect both on camera and in person. What’s not to love?
To help you update your beauty game, we have rounded up some brilliant HD makeup products that will keep you looking flawless for hours—whether it’s your morning Zoom call or a regular day at work. Scroll down for all the deets
Scroll down for all the best HD makeup products yet:
This one’s the Chanel bag of the beauty world—it’s versatile, timeless and can update the most basic look in a jiffy. Boasting of 18 highly pigmented shades and game-changing textures, the New Nude Palette balances cool and warm tones to complement the best of both worlds. While the stunning hues soft berry, dusty copper, and rosy pink are true game changers, we are in love with the skin-loving ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil and innovate silicones that makes for a butter-like application and adheres to your lids all day.
Pro Tip: Blend, blend and blend some more so that are no harsh lines, smudges or splotches. Go over the edges with an eyeshadow brush to ensure everything is soft and diffused.
If au-natural brows are what you want, then this one is just what your glam squad ordered. The Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel contains tiny microfibers that adhere to skin and hair, creating natural-looking fullness and definition. Brownie points for the custom tiny, tapered brush which provides an easy and mess-proof application. Oh, and this one is water-resistant, so no runny black lines across your face. A win-win.
Pro Tip: Remember to take off the extra product from the spoolie and then using small, light-handed strokes, gently brush backward against the hair-growth direction.
Prepping the skin with a potent primer ensures that makeup stays glued on to your skin all day. We recommend the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, a mist-on multi-tasking face primer and setting spray that preps skin for makeup application, moisturizes, soothes and adds radiance; plus, it gets absorbed instantly to deliver revitalizing electrolytes and lasting hydration—thereby reawakening skin and restoring moisture. PS: It’s formulated without parabens, phthalates, silicone and oil.
Pro Tip: Spritz some on throughout the day to refresh your makeup or for a quick dose of hydration.
The M.A.C Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer is an absolute miracle worker. Available in 33+ shades, the creamy formula is non-drying, promises intense coverage, reduces the appearance of pores and is formulated for all skin types (especially on oily skin). Moreover, it creates the perfect base for your eyeshadow and can double up as the perfect contour in a slightly darker shade. We are sold.
Pro Tip: Choose one that’s one shade lighter than your foundation, dot it under the eyes, and blend it out to cover any darkness.
If plump, Angelina Jolie-sque pout is what you dream of, then say hello to the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper. Formulated with advanced lip volumizing technologies, the glossy tinted formula naturally and dramatically hydrates, nourishes, and increases lip volume (with just a slight tingle). Result: Luscious, fuller pout in a few minutes!
Pro Tip: Apply over your favourite lippy to give your pout an extra boost of volume.