Even before beauty filters existed, makeup already had our backs whenever we wanted a little "help." A bit of blush or foundation always makes such a difference, and the effect is nothing short of amazing every time. The fact that it won't glitch when you put your hand in front of your face is also a major plus.
Don't get us wrong—we love our fair share of cute filters. But the next time you want to ditch the filters on your selfie, don't dread the loss of the blurring effect. Instead, have some fun and get glam with products that'll give you a confidence boost IRL. Looking for new ones to shop? Scroll right through!
1. Happy Skin Second Skin Serum Cushion Foundation
The skin-blurring effect on beauty filters are far from realistic, but you can get a dose of smoother-looking skin with this cushion foundation from Happy Skin. With medium buildable coverage, it provides a soft matte veil (hence the "second skin" in the name) that reduces the appearance of pores and blemishes. They didn't skimp on the skincare benefits here either, as the formula contains hyaluronic acid, kahai oil, niacinamide, and SPF 15.
Second Skin Serum Cushion Foundation, P999, HAPPY SKIN, Lazada
2. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo
Successfully hiding your dark circles isn't always as simple as putting some concealer on. Sometimes, even applying a thick layer won't do the trick, and that's where color correcting comes in handy. Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo makes this process fuss-free, with its two complementing shades that neutralize discoloration and brighten your undereyes, respectively. It'll be difficult to go back to just regular concealer after.
Secret Camouflage Concealer, P1850, LAURA MERCIER, Rustan's
3. Sunnies Face Eyecrayon
Even the most "natural" makeup filters incorporate some type of eyelid color in them for a quick pop. If you want that effect IRL, Sunnies Face's eyeshadow sticks will give you exactly that. Each of the 10 shades glide smoothly over the skin and blend out beautifully even without a brush. For a natural wash of color, try a layer of a muted beige like Dough. But if youre going for an easy statement look, build up a few layers of a warm orange like Tangelo.
Eyecrayon in Dough and Tangelo, P395, SUNNIES FACE, Shopee
4. Sundays Beauty Meteor Liners
The eye-catching neon hues of Sundays Beauty's Meteor Liners are every makeup lover's dream. The opaque, water-activated formula can take any old cat eye to the next level, so you can be your own artist at home and make your own filter-like look. The coolest part? Each pot costs under 400 bucks!
Meteor Liners in Maia, P349, SUNDAYS BEAUTY, sundaysbeauty.com
5. Maybelline Color Sensational Ultimatte Lipstick
Pigmented lipsticks aren't hard to find, but the intense color payoff in this deceivingly petite tube from Maybelline puts it on a league of its own. The brand wasn't kidding when they added the word More to every shade name, because you're definitely getting more than a double dose of any color in every swipe—with an extreme (yet very comfortable) matte finish to match.
Color Sensational Ultimatte Lipstick in More Rust, P299, MAYBELLINE, Lazada
6. MAC Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
Want to ditch the lip-plumping filters? The creamy, satin finish on MAC's Love Me liquid lipsticks can make the transition easier. Think of it as a pigmented, lightweight gloss, except unlike gloss, it's formulated to stay on your lips for up to 12 hours. It doubles as lip care, too, containing ingredients like argan oil and shea butter that'll nourish your pout and keep that hydrated finish on for longer.
Love Me Liquid Lipcolour in Marrakesh Me Later, P1500, MAC, Lazada
7. Nars Air Matte Blush
Sometimes, we all just want to wear a ton of blush and somehow get away with it. Out of everything in our collection, Nars' Air Matte Blushes are more than helpful to the cause. The mousse texture on this product is very forgiving (even when we do apply too much), producing the prettiest velvet matte flush we wish our skin produced naturally.
Air Matte Blush in Darling, P1800, NARS, Rustan's
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