'Tis the season of photo opps galore. Whether for a family portrait or festive selfie, these eight makeup products make it easier than ever to look picture perfect, no filter required
Becca Backlight Priming Filter
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For that oh-so-coveted lit-from-within glow, prep skin with the Becca Backlight Priming Filter ($38; sephora.com). The lightweight primer touts three different kinds of pearls to diffuse and filter light, while leaving behind a subtle touch of radiance. (Psst... Here's How to Apply Makeup, According to a Makeup Artist.)
La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur
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Battling a breakout? Achieve complexion perfection with La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur ($29.99; laroche-posay.us). Not only does this multi-tasker absorb oil, conceal blemishes, and fade dark spots, the mattifying formula also blurs the look of prominent pores.
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Eve Lom Illuminating Radiance Powder
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Dust Eve Lom Illuminating Radiance Powder ($60; barneys.com) along your cheekbones, browbone, and in the Cupid's bow of your top lip for believable, healthy luminousity. Unique rose-shaped particles and mother of pearl extract lend a subtle gleam; an antioxidant derived from raspberry stem cells improves elasticity and tone.
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Physicians Formula Super CC Color Correction + Care Instant Blurring Eye Cream SPF 30
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Physicians Formula Super CC Color Correction + Care Instant Blurring CC Eye Cream SPF 30 ($12.95; drugstore.com) has everything you need to score perfect peepers. Invisible, color-correcting pigments counteract dark circles and shadows while silicone blurs fine lines and extends eye shadow wear. Plus, protective SPF 30 wards off further damage. (This is The Only Concealer Trick You Need to Cover Dark Circles.)
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Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush
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To avoid looking washed-out in photos, reach for Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush ($26; sephora.com). The long-lasting, buildable powder delivers an effortless, rosy flush that won't fade as the day goes on.
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Laura Geller Baked Balance-N-Brighten
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Finally, a way to take the guesswork out of finding the right foundation color. Laura Geller Baked Balance-N-Brighten ($33; laurageller.com) self-adjusts to your skin tone, delivering lightweight, luminous coverage. And, unlike other powders, it never looks heavy or chalky (in photos or in real life).
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Prescriptives Super Line Filler
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Banish fine lines, instantly, with Prescriptives Super Line Filler ($45; prescriptives.com). The speedy smoother fills in wrinkles and simultaneously blurs the look of imperfections and uneven texture. It delivers long-term effects too, thanks to anti-aging peptides and antioxidants that help plump and repair skin overtime. (And make sure you're using these No-Wrinkle Tips for Removing Eye Makeup.)
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water
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True to its name, Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water ($42; sephora.com) is the easiest way to prep for a close-up. An intensely hydrating formula makes for radiant coverage that blends seamlessly into skin, without any risk of unsightly caking or creasing.