7 Mind-Blowing Makeup Tutorials Inspired by Snapchat Filters
Since the release of its Lenses feature in 2015, Snapchat has become one of the most addictive social media apps around. I think we are all guilty of spending a few too many hours gawking at our facial transformations with the latest filters—from the notorious puppy-dog slobber kiss to the Coachella-vibe floral crown to that slightly terrifying filter that foreshadows our 80-year-old selves. When you think you’ve truly seen it all, this growing app continues to surprise us.
Due to the maximum exposure Snapchat receives on a day-to-day basis, beauty gurus have taken notice. Now, some of YouTube’s top makeup girls are giving us the inside scoop on how to bring these totally ridiculous, incredibly awesome conceptions to life.
Keep scrolling to discover our favourite snap-inspired makeovers!
Beauty vlogger Cherry Wallis re-creates the infamous watercolour filter, or as I like to call it, “rainbow tears.” She uses only four different products to complete the look: Mehron Paradise Palette in Basic and Brilliant, Barry M Blink Precision Black Eyeliner Pen ($11), and Benefit They’re Real Black Mascara ($42). We love the simple approach that she took with this complex look, making it easy for us to achieve at home.
Mayra could not have perfected this drag queen look any more precisely. The resemblance is crazy accurate, from the arched brows and graphic eye shadow to the black heart beauty mark. I sense some major Halloween inspo. To replicate this look, try using BH Cosmetics "Take Me To Brazil" Eyeshadow Palette ($27) and Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red ($41).
Snapchat would certainly not be Snapchat without the infamous puppy-dog filter. We all know this is every girl’s go-to effect. Now the hype is all the more real with this step-by-step guide from Jessica Harlow on how to achieve it IRL. You’re only five products away from mastering the infamous filter: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin ($24), Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Chocolate ($32), Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Eyeliner ($33), and Lorac Pro Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($55) and Pro Contour Palette ($85).
Beauty guru Abnbby channels her inner Roy Lichtenstein to form this pop-art look. Incorporating dimension and sheen throughout the face, she creates the bold, graphic feel of the filter using an array of products. To name a few, Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Tonic ($48), Tarte Tartelette Palette ($75), and Urban Decay Electric Palette ($80), and top off the look with MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($36) and Huda Beauty Lashes in Carmen ($24).
Brittany Marie gives us the proper technique for puking rainbows. Because obviously, you’ve been waiting your whole life to be able to do that. Using an array of colours from the Mehron Paradise Palette down the chin, Nyx Blush in Pinky, and Nyx Liquid Liner in White to open the eyes, you’re only a few steps away from miraculously upchucking Roy G. Biv.
NikkieTutorials has been on a serious Snapchat roll, re-creating all different sorts of filters. Her precise technique and snap-happy enthusiasm has left us all inspired, and she makes this outrageous hipster panda feature seem absolutely effortless. Nikkie uses a variety of products including MAC Paintstick in Pure White ($40), MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick in Cinder Black ($42), and Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Weirdo ($24) to achieve this ultra-dramatic look.
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