Remember when all you needed to worry about was finding a pretty spot to take a picture? Well, thanks to the literally millions of Instagram filters available now, those days are long gone. Now, it’s all about tones and textures and getting the right shade of elegant thanks to filters like Amaro or better than natural with Early Bird.
So, if you want to make your filter work a bit harder for you, then read on as we give you the ultimate make-up guide to getting the most from those fabulous filters.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular filters available, Early Bird is the most flattering in terms of colour. You’ll look more refreshed in an instant, but make it work harder for you by adding a little pinky dewy finish to your skin. While the pink will perk up your natural features, the finish will work well with the filter. We love NARS Illuminator in Orgasm for a natural, healthy look on and off camera.
Rise is one of the best filters for achieving that ‘sun streaming in while you’re lounging on a bed swathed in cashmere’ feel. Warm, golden and a little bit fuzzy, you really don’t need much in the way of make-up to make this look work. Having said that, it can tend to wash you out. For a more natural look, make sure you have lashings of mascara to perk up your eyes. Yves Saint Laurent’s False Eyelash Effect mascara is a firm favourite over here at team Sassy.
They say that women hide behind make-up and well, they also hide behind Amaro! The best filter for hiding under eye bags, pimples etc – this yellowish tone also makes bright colours pop- lending itself perfectly to a more dolled-up look. We love a classic smokey eye with a dramatic screen siren vamp red lip combo for this filter and for this, we can’t get enough of Tom Ford’s rich but creamy Crimson Rouge.
For those who like their filters nice and natural, Valencia is the one for you. It’s the closest you’ll get to the original photo tone and it just gives the picture an extra boost. Give it a helping hand with a dusting of bronzer to bring out the warmth of your skin. We can’t get enough of Edward Bess’ ultra illuminating bronzer.
Want a no muss, no fuss kind of picture? Well then X- Pro II is your man. Adding a dose of light while toning down the shot with a silver finish at the sides, this filter will pick up and bring out any dark details. For a picture worthy of Annie Leibovitz, rock a cats eye. Not only does this make your eyes look bigger off camera but with the help of X- Pro II, they will really pop. Maybelline’s Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner will have everyone wondering if you really were born with it.