FADER Selfie Ready Skin

7 Beauty Products That Will Give You Selfie-Ready Skin

Makeup artist Joanna Simkin shares her secrets for a #NoFilter face

Photographer Joanna McClure
May 02, 2015

Working with everyone from Miss Info to Justine Sky, makeup artist Joanna Simkin has elevated the fabled lit-from-within glow into an art form. We may not regularly be subject to photographers' flash bulbs, but self-portraiture has become an almost daily ritual: we flirt, we catalogue, and we communicate through selfies. We asked Simkin to share her secrets for prepping like a professional.

1. Serum

"I always stock up on Caudalie's Beauty Elixir ($49) when I'm in Paris. It smells great and leaves the skin hydrated."

2. Concealer

"Eyes are the heart of a selfie; you want them to look bright and alive. M.A.C.'s Pro Longwear Concealer ($20) has great coverage but won't dry out or crease.

3. Primer

"Makeup Forever's Step-1 Skin Equalizer Yellow Primer ($31) is universally flattering, giving you a lit-from-within-glow."

4. Contour Cream

"There's no need to make a duckface with Tom Ford's Shade & Illuminate ($77) cream contour duo, which instantly creates the illusion of high cheekbones."

5. Eyebrow Shaping Kit

"Well-groomed brows keep the focus on you and not on stray hairs. Use Benefit Brow Zings Eyebrow Kit ($18) to do the trick."

6. Mascara

"A good mascara opens up your entire face, and L'Oreal's Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara ($8) is a classic."

7. Lipstick

"Finally for a glamorous selfie, your lipstick should be matte. Try NARS' Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26) in Cruella red."

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