Are you one of those people who can spot great photo lighting at ten paces? Or maybe you have a tried and tested best side in photos?
Whenever I appear in a shot with friends or I take a selfie (admittedly only if I’m having a really, really good make-up day), you can be sure that I’ll be there with my cookie cutter routine: slightly turned to the left, head tilted, half smile in place. Pop on a little Valencia filter afterwards, and I’m good to go.
But what if I told you that there’s a way that you can feel more confident when posing for photos – even those niggly impromptu ones – without having to resort to your old cliches? There are so many new generation products out there that work to soften shadows, conceal imperfections and will help you to prepare for your close-up.
Before you start practising your posing or the cameras begin to flash make sure your skin is HD-ready with our filter-resembling beauty picks…
Firm It Up
I’ll let you in on a secret. Nailing the perfect under-eye concealer starts with a good eye-serum. If you want your concealer to sit perfectly, then you’ll want your eyes to look youthful, bright and tight. If you want eye-opening results and your under eyes to look mesmerising both on and off camera, then you won’t go far wrong with the REN Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift.
A light gel-serum that works to perfect the overall look of the eye contour, the beautifying serum is packed with a liquid matrix of hyalurons to lighten and lift. Whether you use it daily, or pop it in your handbag for times you need an extra dose of bright-eyed beauty, this rejuvenating gel will help you wave goodbye to dark circles and puffiness and hello to the perfect selfie.
The Smoothest Base
You know it’s going to be a good day when your make-up glides effortlessly onto your skin. But, what if that could happen everyday? If you add the Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Instant Beauty Radiance Booster to your skincare stash then that could become a reality. Infused with Givenchy’s patented Sparkling Water Complex®, which boosts the skin’s hydration and energy, the booster will restore the skin’s radiance and create the ultimate base for makeup. If your skin is looking dull, or if its texture is getting you down, this beauty-booster will be the perfect quick fix solution to smooth, soft skin.
A Trick Of The Light
Everyone’s talking about it and quite rightly so. The NIOD Photography Fluid is a one-stop shop to photo-perfect skin. The serum-like fluid will help prepare skin for the lens as topical photo-finishing technologies transform the complexion with a plethora of light refracting prisms. If that’s sounding pretty high-tech, it’s because it really is – but the most important thing to know about this base is that it’ll uniform the skin’s tone, hue and irregularities, and make your complexion look as if it’s been airbrushed. So, if you’re always finding yourself in front of the camera or want to look HD in real life, this photo fluid is a must-try.
Play With Colour
Not only does the Guerlain Meteorites Powder look like a beauty lover’s dream product, it also does wonders for blurring imperfections. The luxe powder’s mosaic of shades will work for all skin tones as every colour has a different objective, from minimising redness to evening the skin’s tone. Powered by Guerlain’s amazing Stardust Technology to limit the beauty of pure, natural light, the powder will be the perfect finishing touch to your make-up look, unifying your complexion and making your skin glow with health that will come across in person and in pictures.
Forget filters or Photoshop, a little concealer can go a long way in covering up imperfections. Offering a medium-to-full coverage, the Laura Geller Baked Radiance Concealer is a life saver when you’re in need of a touch-up. The creamy formula will help to colour correct and disguise dark spots and blemishes, ensuring the only thing people will spot in your selfie is your flawless face. Despite being full coverage, the baked concealer won’t feel cakey or heavy on the skin, instead skimming over fine lines and pores for a natural finish that feels light and comfortable.
Over to you!
Which of these skin-perfecting beauty picks do you want to test in your next selfie? Comment below or tweet us @Escentual!