Get picture-perfect skin with these flawless HD makeup picks.
Image: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation at Sephora
Make Up For Ever
If you're going under the spotlight and are looking for a foundation that will hide, conceal and block all your blemishes, consumers say this HD foundation is it. The liquid foundation gives buildable coverage and an even complexion in an instant. The best part? Make Up For Ever has 40 shades to match any skin tone, so you're bound to find your perfect fit.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $43 at Sephora
Krista0784 from Sephora: "I tried this for the first time today and I was amazed at the results! It feels so silky and light, like I'm not wearing anything. The coverage is amazing and so easily buildable! It has lasted me all day without needing any touch-ups. I was also matched with the perfect color for my skin tone. It looks great in all forms of lighting."
Luvmakeup19 from Sephora: "This foundation is my all-time favorite and will probably be the only one I use from now on. It's lightweight, has very nice coverage, doesn't break me out like others and it feels nice on the skin. Plus, it has buildable coverage and is long wearing. This foundation is definitely underrated."
Any time there's a camera involved, there's probably concealer on set too. Users love this medium-to-heavy coverage concealer for hiding imperfections the camera doesn't need to see. Whether it's the dark circles under your eyes or that pesky pimple that was ready for it's close-up, this concealers has you covered (literally).
NYX Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand, $4.99 at Ulta
SDobbs from Ulta: "I bought this concealer in green to cover some occasional pimples and redness. It really does the trick on zits. I definitely recommend if you have difficulty hiding red spots!"
Chels from Ulta: "This is my absolute favorite concealer. I've bought several tubes in the last year. It covers well, blends great with my skin tone, and lasts throughout the day. I love it!"
If you're looking for the kit that "conceals, corrects, and contours" your skin into a flawless finish, then you need this makeup kit in your life. This go-to makeup artist palette gives users a broad range of shades for every skin tone. The wide range of colors also gives you the option to cover imperfections, and highlight and contour your face.
Viseart Correct, Contour, Camouflage HD Palette, $80 at Sephora
Nicoam from Sephora: "I bought this a while back after talking myself out of it over and over. $80 is a lot of money, even for someone as big of a beauty product addict as me. It is worth it though. Even though some of the colors are far too warm-toned to be used for contouring, I still use them on lazy days as a quick eye color. You can cover dark under eye circles, angry hormonal zits and their fading dark reminders with just a smidge of this densely pigmented cream."
AdrianaHz from Sephora: "I have to say this is one of the best investments in makeup I've made. I use this mainly for my really dark circles and it works wonders. It doesn't crease and it feels lightweight. I only had to use a little bit since it has very good pigmentation. This palette is also good for correcting, highlighting, and contouring. I love it. It is worth the price."
If you're looking for a beauty balm that gives you a glow-from-within look, then this one needs a home on your vanity, stat. The product comes with all the skin benefits of a BB cream plus SPF protection.
Stila Stay All Day 10-in-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $38 at Sephora
Calliecat229 from Sephora: "Everyone has that one product in their makeup bag they can't go without and this would have to be mine. I have very dry skin and this balances perfectly with it. I have re-purchased over and over again. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who isn't looking for as much coverage as foundation gives. You'll be glowing all day."
Amandae88 from Sephora: "I love this product - it is a staple in my makeup bag. I have sworn by it ever since I saw it featured on Into the Gloss a few years ago. I don't wear very much makeup and find that this is the ideal product when I don't want to go barefaced. The coverage is light but just enough to hide any imperfections. It gives a really nice glow and I love that it has sun protection built in. Trust me, this one is worth it!"
Want a standout lip color, no matter your shade? Consumers love the moisturizing, vibrant color choices of Revlon's HD Lipstick and are grateful for its long-lasting capabilities. After all, it takes at least ten tries to get a perfect selfie.
Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick, $8.99 at Ulta.
Colorshopper from Ulta: "Lately I've been having difficulty finding a lipstick that isn't drying to my lips, one that lasts, or is the right color. I love Revlon products for many reasons, but the biggest for me is they don't test on animals. I won't buy many of products from different companies because they do test on animals. This lipstick is the perfect shade for me, keeps my lips moist and it stays on a long time. It also smells like a cupcake. I finally found my perfect lipstick. Yay!"
Sunny honey from Ulta: "This is a great lipstick at an amazing price."
You don't ever want to look orange or fake on camera and this matte bronzer will do nothing of the sort, according to consumers. In fact, they say it will give you a "warm glow" no matter what your lighting conditions and even help to blur out subtle imperfections. Come time for the camera, you'll be looking natural (and flawless) as ever.
Cargo HD Picture Perfect Bronzing Powder, $30 at Amazon.
LoveDresses! from Amazon: "I adore this bronzing powder by Cargo. It's very silky, with moderate to full coverage, and is extremely easy to blend. It does not settle into my pores but instead, I glow with a flawless, pore-less look that lasts throughout the whole day -- amazing!"
Jennifer Trang from Amazon: "[This bronzer] is perfect. I stocked up."
When you're about to get up close and personal in your photo shoot (aka selfies), most of the time you're looking for a foundation that will blur out imperfections to make you look radiant — not shiny. Users say this foundation keeps you shine-free on camera and gives you a natural-looking finish.
Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation SPF 15, $42 at Sephora
Badgerfan1968 from Sephora: "I almost never write reviews, but this foundation is everything I've ever wanted in a foundation. It gives me light coverage when I want it so my skin still looks like it belongs to me. But I can also build on it for fuller coverage when my skin is having a bad week. I bought this initially for my wedding, as I didn't want to look anything less than glowing and natural in the skin department. The results were fantastic and photographed beautifully. No flashback! I highly recommend this product. Also it works best when used over a primer and applied with a brush."
Vanessagee from Sephora: "I have really dry skin, so it's really hard for me to find something that is luminous, lightweight, long-wearing and absolutely gorgeous on the skin. But this stuff is amazing! It literally feels like there is nothing on my face. Just a few pumps is enough to give me a very beautiful natural look! I love using this alone or with other liquid foundations. I will definitely be buying this again and again."
Make Up For Ever
You've got your foundation but you need a little more assurance your skin is completely blurred to perfection for the camera. Users love the Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder for mattifying their skin and getting rid of shine accumulated throughout the day. The powder also helps to hide fine lines and subtle wrinkles — making it perfect for all occasions (not just this photo sesh).
Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, $36 at Sephora
Ario2323 from Sephora: "Perfect for girls who want to set their makeup without layering tons of powder on their face like the girls on YouTube and IG. A little goes a long way. It's great for the under eye area (not for baking, a light dusting into fine lines will do) and it works well for oil control and makeup longevity. I find that it is harder to get a white cast with the pressed. If you happen to get a white cast, you are applying way too much."
Facesbyjessica from Sephora: " A must have! I've used an HD powder before and couldn't tell a difference, but this one is AMAZING. I use it as a finishing powder over my whole face and it mattifies any shininess. I love this powder!"
After hours of scrolling on Instagram and stalking your favorite beauty influencers, you’re probably ready to up your makeup game. After all, who doesn’t envy the airbrushed faces paired with perfectly sculpted cheekbones we see all over our feeds? But even with the best makeup products, it’s easy to enter overdone territory with caked-on foundation and overly bronzed cheekbones.
So what’s the secret to picture-perfect skin both in front of a flash and IRL? HD — or High Definition — makeup. Formulated with light-deflecting materials, like silica or crystals, HD makeup helps you look your best, even in the most impromptu photo sessions. From foundation and concealer to bronzer and pressed powder, get ready to make your next #nofilter selfie even more #flawless with these best HD makeup picks.