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Who doesn’t want to look Insta-perfect in their travel photos? Read on to discover the best makeup for pictures – they’ll make your skin look flawless!


Best Makeup for Pictures


With the selfie generation at its peak, nowadays there are many photos of ourselves on a day-to-day basis all over our social media pages. We all want to look our best!

With a few beauty products designed to make your skin look better when photographed, these steps can be used in your daily beauty routine for a flawless look. Even if you’re going minimal with your makeup, adding a little color and blurring any texture can help reduce the look of lines and pores.




Smashbox Primer | BECCA Primer


Smooth and Poreless


Before you apply any makeup, use a primer. Priming is essential to help your makeup last all day without fading, creasing, or budging.

To mimic the blurring effect, the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer instantly reduces the appearance of pores, imperfections, and fine lines. The silicone-based primer fills in large pores and instantly mattifies any shine around your t-zone.

The primer has a clear consistency and can be worn alone if you’re going makeup-free. If you’re blessed with poreless skin (lucky you!) and want a more even, brightening primer, try out the BECCA First Light Filter Face Primer. This product instantly perks up your complexion for a hydrated and youthful effect.


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Lighting Powder


Radiant and Ethereal


The one aspect of Instagram that everyone loves is the instant diffused light that’s applied on any photo.

Most of the time, when we finish applying our foundation, it can end up looking a bit cakey and dull. To add a bit of light while smoothing out flaws, the HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Powder softens the skin impeccably.

The finely-milled powder sinks into the skin while the micron-size, color-correcting particles refine the skin’s appearance. With its ability to refract light with a transparent coverage, you’ll appear perfectly lit whether you’re taking a selfie during the day or a night out.


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Teeth Whitening Device


Bright Whites


If you’ve taken a few photos with your teeth looking a little dull, forget brightening them with the Inkwell filter. Use the GLO Brilliant™ Teeth Whitening Device that’s guaranteed to give you a whiter, brighter, more radiant smile.

The innovative whitening system can cost a pretty penny but it’s all worth it for the results. The whitening technology is clinically proven to whiten by five shades. With our addiction to coffee taking a toll on our pearly whites, whitening them with an at-home kit will brighten your smile easily.


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NARS Kabuki Brush | Kat Von D Contour Palette


Contoured and Defined


To look slenderized in your selfie, skip out on Mayfair and chisel your features using a contouring palette. Don’t worry if you haven’t figured out how to contour your face, it’s easy once you’ve picked out the right tools.

The contour brush that makes it a breeze to define your features is the coveted NARS Kabuki Ita Brush. If you’re looking to fake up your features and strongly chisel out your cheekbones and nose, this brush takes the guess work out of contouring.

Use it in conjunction with the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette to create shadow and light for a captivating dimension to your selfies!


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Too Faced Bronzer


Soft Luminous Warmth


If you love the Rise filter, chances are you’re looking for the perfect bronzed glow to your skin. To add a warm, golden spotlight to your face apply a bit of TOO FACED Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer.

Mimic the appearance of a natural tan by using the bronzer across your cheekbones, jaw line, sides of your forehead, and nose. The tone of the bronzer is free from the orange hue that can look unnatural in photos.

The shimmer will brighten any dullness in your complexion and bring back your skin’s natural glow for a healthy and radiant look.


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These products are formulated to make your skin look its best, whether in front of the camera or in real life. These skin-perfectors are ideal to perk up your complexion and make you look well-rested even if you’ve had a long night–no photo editing required!

What are you tips for real-life Instagram filters? Please share them below!


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