Skip to main content

The best photo-finish cosmetics for your video call

The best photo-finish cosmetics for your video call
Holly James
Beauty Writer3 years ago
View Holly James's profile

This year, we have spent more time communicating online than ever before with both our social lives and professional day-to-day becoming almost completely virtual. During these strange circumstances, it's good to keep up a regular routine as much as possible and to get dressed and do your makeup as you usually would, ready for the day ahead (even if it is only filled with teams or zoom calls). However, just like accidentally opening your front camera on your phone, the makeup you work so hard on in the morning doesn't always look quite how you'd want it on your laptop webcam. We have picked out the best photo-finish makeup products designed specifically to ensure that your flawless complexion translates on camera so that you can still put forward the best version of yourself this year!

The best photo-finish Primers

this works in Transit Camera Close-Up

This three-in-one skin transforming product by this works acts as a mask, moisturiser and primer to plump, brighten and hydrate your skin, setting it up for the best possible start. Containing a powerful blend of plant oils and caffeine, the Close Up cream completely revives the skin, making your complexion looking more radiant and awake both in real life and on camera. The formula creates the perfect canvas for makeup to be applied onto or can be worn alone for a natural glow.

Smashbox The Photo Finish Foundation Primers

As the name suggests, Smashbox's range of professional Primers are all designed to leave your skin prepped and even, ready for your close up! With a primer for every skin type and concern, the smoothing formula works to blur imperfections, even out the skin tone and enrich the skin with nourishing Vitamins A and E to protect it throughout the day. Whether you have normal, oily, dull or redness-prone skin, each primer works to tackle the issue; for example their Oil and Shine Control Primer works to balance Sebum production and mattify the complexion to eliminate unwanted shine. Whereas the Colour Correcting Foundation Primer Adjust neutralises redness in the skin and soothes to give a more even skin tone.

The best photo-finish Foundations

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation

A true cult favourite in the beauty industry, the MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation completely covers your skin in a natural looking, flawless veil that adds luminosity to your appearance, perfect for photos or video. The long-wearing formula has oil-control properties to eliminate shine and keep you complexion looking matte and even, eliminating imperfections and the appearance of pores.

wet n wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation

Weightless and breathable, this Dewy Foundation from wet n wild glides effortlessly onto the skin to smooth, even and brighten the complexion completely. The natural-looking makeup gives off a healthy-looking glow with a soft-focus finish that will look amazing on camera!

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF30

A lighter alternative to foundation, the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser SPF30 creates an equally luminous finish whilst nourishing and hydrating the skin, protecting against UV rays and environmental damage. Formulated with natural, vegan ingredients and minerals, the hybrid product takes care of your skin and shields against UV rays to keep the complexion balanced and supported, creating a natural glow with a sheer touch of colour.

The best photo-finish Concealers

wet n wild photofocus Concealer

The last thing you want from a concealer is for it to stand out from your natural skin tone and drawing more attention to the imperfections you are using it to cover! This Photo Focus Concealer by wet n wild masks blemishes, dark spots and dull skin and blends effortlessly in to your natural skin tone or foundation. The formula is designed for use on camera and has been tested in seven different lighting conditions to ensure that it doesn't create any white cast.

NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop Contour Concealer

The NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop Contour Concealer is a lightweight liquid concealer that offers light to heavy coverage that will give you a flawless looking base, even on the most high res cameras! The long-lasting formula is waterproof and subtly brightens the skin, leaving you with a glowing, matte finish where you need that extra boost!

The best photo-finish Setting Products

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

Set your makeup in place whilst adding a final touch of luminosity to your look with the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. Blended with Micronised pigments, the setting powder masks lines and wrinkles and delivers a sheer veil of coverage that will prevent any flashback from a camera.

Smashbox Photo Finish Fresh Setting Powder

The Smashbox Photo Finish Fresh Setting Powder is a mattifying loose powder that eliminates any shine and blurs imperfections to enhance your makeup and help it last longer. The powder effectively fills any fine lines and wrinkles and further smooths the complexion for a photo-ready finish.

Smashbox Photo Finish Weightless Setting Spray

If you prefer your setting formula in a handy spray, look no further than the Smashbox Photo Finish Weightless Setting Spray for completing your on camera look. The spray locks in your makeup, making it transfer proof and evening out any remaining traces of colour or imperfections.

Shop all photo-finish makeup products on LOOKFANTASTIC.

Holly James
Beauty Writer
View Holly James's profile
Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.