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3 Snapchat Filter-Inspired Makeup Looks

August 16, 2018

Whether you’re an avid Snapchatter or have never used the social media platform, there’s no denying that Snapchat filters have taken selfies to the next level. From casual makeup looks to your Halloween makeup, Snapchat filters are a great source of makeup inspiration. Learn how to take your skills to the next level by using your everyday makeup essentials to create these Snapchat-inspired makeup looks.


Who doesn’t want to pretend they’re on a tropical island? This Snapchat filter has quickly become a favorite. Here’s how to create the look:

Step 1: Prime your face

The Hawaiian Snapchat filter gives anyone the appearance of flawless skin, so the first thing you’ll want to do to recreate it is use a makeup primer. The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer will provide effortless illumination and an all over radiant look that resembles the glow of this filter.

Step 2: Apply foundation

Once you’ve primed your skin, you want to give yourself an unblemished yet natural-looking complexion. Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super Blendable Makeup with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to give yourself a flawless finish.

Step 3: Add some bronzer

This tropical filter requires a sun-kissed face. Use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer and apply it to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and along the sides of your nose.

Step 4: Draw your freckles

The Hawaiian Flower Snapchat filter is known for giving whoever uses it faux freckles across their cheeks and nose. Use an eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Brown, and lightly draw dots along the apples of your cheeks and nose to create your freckles. Just be careful not to press too hard or they might look too harsh—aka super fake—on your skin!

Step 5: Soften it out

To soften the look of your faux freckles and give your skin an airbrushed look, finish your face off with a face powder. Lightly dust the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Powder over your face. This will also help set your makeup.

Step 6: Amp up your lashes

To round out this makeup look, you need to make your lashes look unnaturally full. To do so, layer on a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara in Blackest Black.

Step 7: Accessorize the look

While this isn’t part of your makeup, it’s a totally necessary last step to complete this Snapchat filter look! Grab a Hawaiian flower clip (preferably white to match the filter) and put it in your hair just above your left ear.


You’ve probably seen this filter floating around on your Instagram feed. The airbrushed effect it gives your skin has made it extremely popular for flawless selfies with a fun twist. Here’s how to get the look in real life:

Step 1: Use a primer

To get started, you’ll need to prime your face, creating a flawless base for your foundation—just as you did for the previous Snapchat filter makeup look. Smooth the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer over your skin, then move right along.

Step 2: Apply your foundation

To give the illusion of airbrushed skin, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation using a makeup blender. This foundation will give you full coverage while maintaining a natural finish for that flawless skin look.

Step 3: Grab a concealer

Next, you’ll want to create the appearance of well-rested, youthful skin. Apply a concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer, in an upside-down triangle shape under each eye to make your eyes look more awake.

Step 4: And your blush

While this filter doesn’t give you a perfectly contoured makeup look, it does give you a pink flush to complement the hearts. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Fantastical on your cheekbones and slightly into the hollows of your cheeks to create a blush contour. This technique is also known as draping and it’s seriously trendy!

Step 5: Pump up your lashes

Just like the Hawaiian Flower filter, the Floating Hearts filter gives anyone who uses it envy-worthy lashes. To get the look, apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black mascara to give your lashes voluptuous volume and length.

Step 6: Draw your hearts

The moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Those iconic hearts can be recreated with liquid eyeliner. Use the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold to draw your hearts on your forehead. Get creative and vary the sizes and placement of your hearts. This long-lasting eyeliner is waterproof and smudge proof making it ideal for this look.

Step 7: Apply a setting spray

To complete this Snapchat filter makeup, spritz your face with a few sprays of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray to keep your makeup looking “just applied” the entire time you wear it.


This Snapchat filter was one of the first ever created and is—deservedly—still one of the most popular filters to use. Here’s how to create this classic filter using makeup:

Step 1: Apply a primer

Start this Snapchat filter makeup look by applying a makeup primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer.

Step 2: Grab your foundation

Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation for flawless skin with a demi-matte finish.

Step 3: Use concealer

Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer in an upside-down triangle under each eye to give you a wide-awake look that resembles this Snapchat filter.

Step 4: Apply blush

This filter offers blushing cheeks, which are easy to replicate in real life. Simply apply the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Just Curious to the hollows of your cheeks and cheekbones.

Step 5: Create your mouth and nose

To create your dog mouth, start by applying light brown face paint. Once the base of your mouth is applied, use a brown liquid eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Brown, to draw on your dog nose and add freckles to the sides of your “mouth.”

Step 6: Grab your mascara

Just like with the other Snapchat filter-inspired makeup looks, this look requires adding intense volume and length to your eyelashes. Apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof in Blackest Noir.

Step 7: Accessorize

To finish this Snapchat filter makeup look, accessorize with a pair of dog ears.

Loved learning how to recreate these super fun Snapchat filter-inspired makeup looks? Check out our article, 3 Halloween Makeup Ideas That Will Stand Out from the Crowd for more unique makeup look ideas.

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