5 makeup products that always look good in selfies

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Will your makeup look good in selfies? Look good in every photo with these photo-friendly, smudge-proof, sweat-proof products. You won’t even need that Instagram filter!

Blot out the oil

makeup for selfiesOily T-zones don’t look good IRL, but they’re even more obvious in pics – especially if you’re using a flash. Apply an oil-control primer and a light mattifying foundation. So your face doesn’t look flat, restore a youthful glow in the right places. Brush highlighter on your cheekbones, inner corner of your eyes and on top of your lip’s cupid bow. Don’t forget your blotting papers!

Beauty Insider recommends:

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, P2,700

This high-coverage foundation gives a flawless finish even when seen under high-definition TV cameras. Get ready for your closeup!

Apply with a damp sponge to get even, light layers and then add more where you need it. This has a really huge shade range too, so you can get an exact foundation match, whether you’re super fair or a deep morena.

Banish the blemishes

makeup for selfiesCover dark circles with a light-reflecting concealer, but use a heavier cream concealer for acne spots and discoloration. If you’re wearing red lipstick, it’s important to cancel redness around the nose or under the chin. Red lippies are love, but they will make any inflammation more obvious!

Beauty Insider recommends:

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, P2000

This is a favorite of many makeup pros! It’s high coverage, but blends easily and never cakes. And there’s a trick to using concealer so it looks flawless both in selfies and in real life. To nail it each time, read these tips on how to hide dark circles and blemishes

Work that contouring brush

makeup for selfiesSelfies can make your facial features look flat. Apply contouring and highlight on your nose, jawline and cheekbones. Just don’t go all Kim Kardashian: you still want soft, natural makeup that won’t get people asking, “Where’s the photo shoot?”

Beauty Insider recommends:

]Happy Skin Glam Squad contouring kit, P1,399

Grab this limited edition palette while you can! Happy Skin developed this with Filipino celebrity makeup artists.

The super-blendable formula and colors are so easy to use — even for people who don’t really use makeup a lot. It also looks very fresh in natural light.  Pro makeup artist Evie Gomez also suggests using a quality contouring brush with soft bristles and an angle and shape that fits perfectly into your cheekbones. “Swirl, then tap the brush to remove excess powder. It’s best to start light and then add as you need it.”

Define the brows

makeup for selfiesKilay is life. There are tons of great brow products, but just make sure your eyebrows don’t look to over drawn, angular and sharp. Apply from the center of the brow going outward, then fill in the inner brow with whatever’s left on the brush.

Beauty Insider recommends:

Benefit Ka-Brow, P1,400

Benefit knows its brows. It’s famous for its Brow Bar, and this product is in the makeup kits of many beauty bloggers and makeup junkies! it’s highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. The built-in brush is the perfect size. You can apply it on-the-go, and still get perfect brows each time.

And it lasts the entire day. “I was caught in the rain and my makeup was a mess — except for my brows. They stayed in place — they’re typhoon-proof!” says Farah Co.

Level up your lip game

makeup for selfiesLip liner is your best friend. With a pencil, trace your lips with short, light strokes and then fill them in. Apply lipstick, then blot. Watch this tutorial for perfect lips every time.

Beauty Insider recommends:

Kirsten Kylie Lip Kit, P3000

Kylie’s bestselling lip kits have both a matte color and a matching lipliner, so you’ve got everything you need for an A-list level lip. But yeah, they’re expensive. If you’re going to splurge, we suggest this universally flattering shade: Kirsten. It’s a beautiful warm brown berry that you can use every day and even on a night out (this looks soooo good with a smoky eye).