No more Ghostface! 3 flash-photography-proof foundations to try

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  • Monday, August 19, 2019
No more Ghostface! 3 flash-photography-proof foundations to try
No more Ghostface! 3 flash-photography-proof foundations to try

You know the drill. You apply your makeup flawlessly. Your smoky eye makeup is perfection, your lashes are lustrous, and there’s just a hint of blush and highlighter twinkling on your cheeks. You look in the mirror and yes! Your skin looks snatched! But when you see the pics from that awesome night out, your face is chalky white from forehead to chin. What’s the deal?


Ghostface, as some of us call it, is caused by SPF in your foundation that reflects off the camera flash. The result is that your foundation looks white and chalky in photos, even if in real life, you know your skin was warm and glowing.


The solution to avoiding Ghostface? Get yourself a low SPF foundation to use for those nights on the town. While we all love a foundation with SPF for daywear to protect our skin from harmful UV rays, these products aren’t really essential at night.


These are our four best nighttime foundations with no (or low) SPF - giving you gorgeous skin that’s flash-photography proof!


L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation


As the name suggests, this foundation blends seamlessly with your skin tone for a flawless, natural matte finish that looks great in photos.





3 flash-photography-proof foundations to try: L'Oreal Paris True Match super-Blendable Foundation


Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation


Twenty-four shades of exceptional coverage that will last from dusk till dawn - and not a Ghostface in sight! As a bonus, this foundation is vegan, meaning you can wear it, knowing that no animals have suffered for your beauty.



3 flash-photography-proof foundations to try: Urban Decay All Nighter waterproof Longwear Liquid Foundation



NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation

A matte foundation with low SPF is ideal for nighttime shenanigans. Not only is it Ghostface-proof, but the matte finish ensures that even skin that’s prone to oiliness won’t shine in the flashlight. This matte foundation is mineral enriched and oil-free to prevent breakouts.




3 flash-photography-proof foundations to try: NYX Professional Makeup stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation



Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation


Are you looking for excellent coverage that you can wear day and night? This Maybelline foundation is just that, providing hours and hours of photo-ready skin. Pair it with the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer for a perfect finish.



  3 flash-photography-proof foundations to try: Maybelline Superstay full Coverage Foundation



These foundations are excellent choices for evening facial makeup, but when applying a foundation for daywear always remember to use SPF, or look for a foundation that includes SPF. If there’s a chance your face is going to be in the sun, protection is always a must!

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