Taking the perfect selfie stretches way further than just a quick snap and a good filter these days. We’re not gonna lie… a lot goes into our ‘effortless’ looking snaps before we finally upload them to our feeds... making them not so effortless after all. With so many editing apps available, we’re able to whiten and brighten our smiles with the simple swipe of a finger. Not to mention our under eye bags, that are subliminally screaming out our need for sleep and coffee to all of our followers…

 

But what if you could get a real-life filter that takes away dark circles and blemishes for less than a tenner? Well, the good news is, you can! Try these beauties if you want to look as good in real life as you do on your Instagram story…

The Balm The Balm timeBalm light concealer £15.25 Buy Now
Freedom Freedom Pro Camouflage Paste CF02 £3.00 Buy Now
B. B. Flawless Concealer Duo N2/W3 £6.99 Buy Now
MUA MUA Hide & Conceal Stick - Natural £1.00 Buy Now
e.l.f. e.l.f. B Bare Lightweight Concealer Stick Light / Fair £5.00 Buy Now
Makeup Revolution Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Concealer Fair £2.00 Buy Now
Collection Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Fair 1 £4.19 Buy Now
Maybelline Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Concealer Light 6.8ml £8.99 Buy Now

How to apply your concealer

When it comes to concealer, it can be a little tricky to know at which stage of your makeup regime you should be applying it. Let us set the record straight for you. If you’re trying to erase imperfections and blemishes, apply your chosen concealer underneath your foundation with a brush, and then apply a teeny tiny bit on top of it for extra coverage. At this stage, try not to blend it too much as this can cause your makeup to shift – a few quick pats with your ring finger should do the trick. When you’re done? Set with a small brush and a translucent powder.

Do you have any tricks for perfecting your selfie skin? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks over on our social media channels…