Social media has become an integral part of our lives and getting glam for the 'gram a daily operation. With over 1 million selfies taken a day, we are all clearly keen to show everyone our best side, and so it's no surprise that beauty products to help us take the perfect selfie are emerging. But while a flower-crown filter can certainly help, achieving picture perfect skin is achievable with the new selfie ready make-up hitting the beauty shelves. Read on for our guide to the must-buys.
High-tech beauty brand, WUNDER2, is one of the early adopters of HD beauty with its Perfect Selfie Photo Finishing Powder. It works over make-up to leave a pore-less, airbrushed complexion in under two minutes, so you no longer need to trawl through to find the most flattering filters.
WUNDER2’s translucent powder is a blend perfecting powder, which when applied glides smoothly over the complexion without concealing or masking the skin. After finishing your make-up apply to the face using a soft brush in circular motions.
Murad's MattEffect Blotting Perfector is a liquid to powder skincare cushion compact which instantly mattifies the skin while also refreshing and setting make-up for touch ups on the go. The pore-perfecting compact absorbs oil and minimises pores, thanks to its Marshmallow Powder which selectively absorbs sebum, but not water, preventing skin dehydration, while Soft Focus Mattifying Spheres absorb oil, minimise pores and imperfections.
If you’re looking for a flawless base, Oxygenetix is a selfie-perfect foundation loved by celebrities, beauty editors and make-up artists like due its flawlessly smooth coverage that is both sweat and waterproof. The breathable foundation contains pro-healing, Ceravita, a super-charged oxygen complex that promotes youthful, firm and smooth skin. An aloe gel base protects against skin bacteria and ingredients including Vitamin E, Grape Seed Extract, Green Tea and Hyaluronic Acid will soothe, heal and replenish moisture loss.
"Oxygenetix is the perfect summer foundation because it is sweat-proof, water-resistant and long wear. The aloe vera will also help to heal the skin, whilst covering any redness,” celebrity make-up artist Sarah Brock tells Cover Media.
But don't be fooled into thinking the products will do it all. Make-up artist Megan Powell shared her tips for ensuring a flawless look for social media snaps.
"To ensure flawless skin I prep the skin with an illuminator, I apply with a flat foundation brush all over the face paying particular attention to where the light hits (cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin)," Megan explains. “For a flawless base I normally reach for LA Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Foundation, I find this foolproof in creating a perfect complexion and it's a good universal foundation for all skin types.
"The secret to achieving that airbrushed finish is to fan this foundation on with a Mac 109 brush (it's actually a contour brush but works amazingly for foundation as it's dense but the bristles are soft). By lightly fanning the brush over the skin side to side this creates baby smooth perfectly covered skin... to the point where I rarely need to use concealer for blemishes!"
So all you have to do now is say cheese!