7 Skin Care Products That Work Like an Instagram Filter
We haveِ nothing againstِ a good Instagram filter (or theِ tools inِ anyِ of theِ otherِ apps youِ mayِ use toِ makeِ your snapshots Instagram-worthy).
But weِ alsoِ wouldn’t mind havingِ a real-life Instagram filter.
Preferably oneِ that makesِ our skin lookِ a littleِ brighter andِ a littleِ more evenِ … andِ alsoِ makes usِ lookِ more well-rested.
1. Algenist Sublime Defense Blurring Moisturizer
If you’d likeِ a beauty product thatِ mimics theِ blurring effect ofِ some ofِ your favorite Instagram filters, Algenist’s Sublime Defense Blurring Moisturizer may beِ the product forِ you.
It features SPF 30, whichِ isِ great toِ prevent signs ofِ aging, andِ is alsoِ formulated toِ protect againstِ air pollution.
The formula hydrates andِ blurs imperfections likeِ fine lines toِ makeِ your skin lookِ smooth andِ radiant.
2. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
BB creams, CC creams, tinted moisturizers — itِ canِ get tough toِ keepِ track ofِ allِ of yourِ options ifِ you wantِ a hydrating base thatِ will alsoِ perfect theِ appearance ofِ your skin.
The Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream fromِ bareMinerals offers theِ bestِ of allِ of thoseِ categories.
On top ofِ that, theِ formula packs inِ antioxidants toِ protect yourِ skin againstِ environmental stressors.
3. Guerlain Meteorites Base Perfecting Pearls
A primer shouldِ bothِ smooth yourِ skin andِ color-correct anyِ unevenness, right.
Guerlain’s Meteorites Base Perfecting Pearls check bothِ of thoseِ boxes.
It features Guerlain’s “stardust” technology, whichِ supposedly encapsulates “a celestial powder thatِ transforms light invisible toِ theِ naked eye intoِ visible andِ soft-focus perfecting light toِ blur imperfections andِ provide exceptional radiance.” Translation.
4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
Everyone loves a good finishing powder — particularlyِ ifِ you find oneِ that acts likeِ a real-life Instagram filter toِ perfect yourِ skin.
Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder does justِ that withِ a technology that supposedly “captures, diffuses, andِ softens surrounding light.” This means theِ powder conceals skin imperfections, pores, andِ wrinkles, whileِ providing a moreِ radiant finish.
You’ll alwaysِ look perfectly lit, whetherِ you’re posing forِ anِ Instagram shot orِ justِ hanging outِ with friends.
5. Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield
Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield isِ the perfect real-world filter ifِ you wantِ a multi-tasking product.
This formula isِ bothِ a primer andِ anِ anti-aging treatment, whichِ means you’ll lookِ great inِ selfies bothِ now andِ in theِ future.
You canِ use Invisiblur underِ your makeup, ofِ course, butِ you canِ alsoِ use itِ to touch upِ your makeup throughoutِ theِ day.
6. NIOD Photography Fluid
NIOD’s Photography Fluid isِ formulated specifically toِ makeِ your skin lookِ perfect inِ front ofِ the lens.
It hasِ the texture ofِ a serum, butِ is packed withِ a variety ofِ differentِ ingredients toِ evenِ things out, including light-refracting prisms, tone andِ hue correctors, andِ topical photo-finishing technologies.
That means thisِ product isِ capable ofِ refracting light toِ give theِ appearance ofِ moreِ evenِ skin andِ smaller pores.
7. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
RMS Beauty’s lineup routinely appears inِ recommendations fromِ makeup artists andِ models alike, butِ it seemsِ that noneِ of thisِ line’s products hasِ asِ many devoted fans asِ the Living Luminizer.
The brand touts thisِ product, whichِ isِ its biggest seller, asِ “the ultimate illuminator forِ creating a sensuous, sheer, luminous glow.” It offers a pearly finish that’s perfect forِ highlighting andِ illuminating allِ skin tones.
Best ofِ all, this formula isِ easy toِ apply withِ your fingers.
8. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
And forِ good reason: It’s formulated toِ blur andِ to reduce theِ appearance ofِ pores instantly.
The effect lasts upِ toِ eightِ hours — plenty ofِ time toِ nail thatِ perfect Instagram shot, orِ to attend a series ofِ parties andِ look flawless.