Before he was working with some of the biggest celeb names, Sam Visser’s creativity and unique take on makeup caught the eye of Kris Jenner when he was just a teenager, which helped catapult him to fame. Now, the L.A.-based makeup artist is heavily in-demand, landing a coveted deal as a Dior U.S. makeup artist ambassador, and he is on speed dial for the celebrity set, including A-listers Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, and Lily-Rose Depp.
Whether he’s jetting off to Cannes to craft buzzy red carpet looks or behind the scenes for the latest cover shoot lensed by Inez and Vinoodh, his makeup is designed to look flawless in photos. I recently had a chance to sit down with Visser and was curious about his approach to creating the ultimate photo-ready beauty look. Not only did he spill his secrets for photogenic makeup, but he also shared his approach for skin that actually reads as filtered on camera. Ahead, discover the three key products he relies on for the “filtered” effect.