8 Products For A Perfect Selfie

You've taken 30-something pictures, tried every angle, switched the flash on and off, but it's hopeless — you just can't get a good selfie. Sure, a few bad tries won't ruin your day, but on the flip side, a good pic of yourself might give you that tiny extra boost of self-esteem that gets you over the funk your in and propel you to kick just a little bit more ass. And, well, that's enough of a reason for us to want to try to prevent bad selfies from happening to good people.
Enter Kristee Liu, a professional makeup artist whose clients include young Hollywood starlets like Hailee Steinfeld and Bella Heathcote. Since Liu mainly preps them for red-carpet events, she's working without the magic of lighting crews, and, instead, with millions of not-flattering flashbulbs in mind. Ahead, she shares her eight secret weapons to looking totally flawless in front of the camera — and off!
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"Use this soft-focus, light-diffusing highlighter to bring out features such as the brow bones, cheek bones, and the bridge of the nose. Apply with your fingertips and blend into the skin and voila! You're looking brighter already." 

Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter, $30, available at Ulta.
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"Ever envy those naturally blushing cheeks you see in magazines? Now you can blush effortlessly with these cream-to-powder formulas that will give you the perfect amount of color and the natural glow you won't get from powder blushes. Use your fingertips to apply to the apples of your cheeks for a quick pick me up."

Chanel Le Blush Crème De Chanel, $38, available at Chanel.
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"These ambient lighting powders come in six shades. Each one captures, diffuses, and softens surrounding light to create those perfect photo moments, sans Photoshop. Choose one or combine a few, depending on how you'd like to set up your personal studio lights."

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, $45, available at Sephora.
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"This peachy/nude eye pencil is the trick to a bright-eyed look, no matter how little sleep you're running on! Apply to the inside of the lash line to help hide the appearance of fatigue and redness, so you always look camera-ready."

Jouer Essential Eye Clarifier, $20, available at Jouer.
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"This dual-toned concealer can be your best friend when it comes to concealing discolorations, redness, and any imperfections. Each compact comes with two colors that can be customized into your personal palette. It's long wearing and buildable, which means you can do a quick fix before the camera is turned on (or before you open up the camera app) to look flawless, without the look of heavy makeup."

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $32, available at Sephora.
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"Packed with essential oils, this salve relieves chapped lips and roughness of the skin. Use throughout the day or right before lipstick, so colors glide on smoothly. Plus, it's also great for softening cuticles."

Smith's Rosebud Salve, $6, available at Sephora.
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"This multi-tasking, cream-to-powder formula is the secret weapon to create perfect skin. When using it as a primer, it helps to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines so your makeup goes on perfectly. Using it in place of powder for touch ups ensures that your skin looks natural and healthy (not powdery!) in each selfie you take."

Stila Stay All Day Prime and Anti Shine Balm, $30, available at Sephora.
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"It's a fact that great eyebrows define and enhance your features. This brow pencil is designed to be used with every brow shape, from thin to wide. Hold it horizontally with upward strokes for a softer look, then use the tip on the thinner end to define the tails."

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor, $42, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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