Selfies are everywhere these days, especially on Facebook and Instagram. Getting the perfect selfie is something that a lot of people seem to have mastered, but how do you do it? Obviously lighting is important but you need to make sure you feel comfortable first of all. I have found that if you feel good, then that will show through to the photo. I’ve found which makeup and skincare products work best for me and give me that ‘selfie glow’.
Having a good canvas to work on is the most important thing. I’ve been trying to find the best skincare to keep my dry skin moisturised and blemish free and have found a few bits from Notino that really work.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] – I’ve been using this for a good few years now, but it’s a staple in my skincare routine and I couldn’t be without it. I use this after toning and before moisturising, it helps to clear up any breakouts and eliminate scarring. I find that if I stop using this for a couple of weeks, my skin really suffers, so it’s a must have.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. – This is another item that I’ve been using for a few years! I use this as a spot treatment and apply to any breakouts before bed. I find that it helps to get rid of spots a lot faster than other spot treatments. You only need the tiniest amount, so this tube will last at least a year.
Embryolisse Laite Creme Concentrate – I use this moisturiser just before I apply any makeup as it sinks in pretty quickly. I’d heard that it can also double up as a primer but I’ve found that I do still have to use a primer before my foundation, however it is great at keeping my skin moisturised.
Estée Lauder Double Wear stay-in-place foundation – This foundation has been a firm favourite for years and I always make sure I have a bottle in my collection. It gives a beautiful, flawless coverage without looking cakey and it lasts all day, as the name suggests. The colour I’ve got at the moment is Ecru which matches my skin tone perfectly.
L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Concealer – I use this concealer under my eyes to add a bit of brightness. This is really good for those days when I haven’t had much sleep and I need to make myself look more awake. I also like to add a bit down the nose and in between my eyebrows.
Clarins Instant Concealer – This concealer is really good for covering blemishes but also leaving the skin looking natural and not at all cakey. I usually use this before the L’Oreal one under my eyes and then on any blemishes that I may have. Although it doesn’t offer the highest coverage, it works well with the foundation.
theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer – I own a lot of highlighters (I have a whole drawer full!) but this one is by far my favourite. As well as the quirky packaging, I absolutely adore the champagne glow it gives to my skin. I apply it to the top of my cheekbones and down my nose. The highlighter gives a ‘lit from within’ sort of effect which really picks up on camera. I also like to use this highlighter on my brow bone and on the inner corners of my eyes. The colour is just perfect for my skin tone, not too golden and not too icy. I will definitely be repurchasing this when it runs out.
Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Lash Primer – I’ve only recently discovered lash primers, but I’ve found that they can make a massive difference, especially when you have short, straight lashes like me. I will sometimes wear false eyelashers, but for the days when I can’t be bothered with all of the faffing around, a lash primer really helps.
What are your favourite products for getting that perfect selfie?