If you spend lots of time happily contemplating what filter to apply on your latest selfie, then it is safe to say you’ve been spoiled by Instagram! Whether you want an instant candle-lit glow to your selfie or a sun-kissed effect, or just want to blur-out the image to create an effect of soft-focus, you have a filter for it all!

What if we told you that you create the same effect using makeup? Using products that have colour correcting and light-reflecting particles, you can reduce the appearance of pores, uneven skin tone and fine lines and give yourself that airbrushed look!

Blurring primers
 

Blurring primers

Use a blurring primer that creates a sheer layer on top of your skin and fills in and hides the fine lines, wrinkles and pores, so your foundation has a velvety layer to sit on top of.

Soft-focus foundations
 

Soft-focus foundations

Stop relying on Photoshop to edit out imperfections from your selfies. Instead use makeup! Choose a foundation which has colour correcting and light-reflecting particles that help diffuse light to give your skin a soft-focus finish. Start by applying thin layers and build it up to the opacity you need and do not go heavy with the layers at the beginning itself.

Illuminating makeup setting powders
 

Illuminating makeup setting powders

After you finish your makeup, let the last step be a luminous, loose finishing powder. A light formula will help you set the makeup and also give you a soft-focus finish. This also helps when you want to freshen up your makeup mid-day. Just lightly dust the powder on the T-zone and look selfie ready!