Unless you live under a rock, you’ve taken some pictures of yourself. But did you know there’s an art to taking the perfect selfie? Here are some tips to help you rock your sassy selfies!
The Art of Taking the Perfect Selfie
Okay, so in all honesty, I LOATHE having my picture taken. We just got back from vacation and every picture my son’s and husband took of me got deleted. Why? Because they really need to learn how to take a picture. I want to look natural, but I also don’t want everyone gawking at my double chin.
I refuse to use filters to actually change my appearance. However, I do love the ones that give the images an artistic effect. So when we’re out and about and I want to be included in our pictures, I do group selfies. Why? Because I can control how I look when it’s taken! The following are my tips on achieving the perfect selfie.
Some people think that if they hold their phone way above them, it hides their double chin or chubby cheeks. Since I suffer from both, I can tell you that this isn’t always true. You definitely want to hold your phone from a higher angle, but don’t hold it so far away. Angle your phone closer, but tilt your head a bit. Take a bunch! You can always delete the rest. (I typically take about five selfies and end up with one that I actually like.
My favorite way to take a selfie outside is with the sun behind me. This way it’s not casting unflattering shadows on your face. Also, if it’s a very bright day, you’ll get some colorful rays in the photo. It’s like using a fancy filter without actually using one. Then you can hashtag it #nofilter.
Focus on Your Favorite Feature
My eyes are my favorite feature. They’re super dark brown like my babcia’s, and they have a nice sparkle. So when I take a selfie, I focus on my eyes. If you can pull the attention to your picture to your favorite feature, many won’t notice what you don’t want seen.
Don’t rely on filters to cover blemishes
Okay, so there’s a lot of apps out there that will cover blemishes, dark under eye circles, or gasp, age spots! However, when they do this, they often time just blur that area. To me that’s just as noticeable as a big ol’ zit! So instead of relying on filters, cover up those marks with makeup. You don’t need a lot. You just need something that works.
I use Rimmel London’s new Insta Conceal and Correct Palette. This little palette is my go to when applying makeup. It includes three pots of different shades to hide imperfections on your face. The peach shade is to hide those unsightly dark circles under and around your eyes. The green one is wonderful at concealing a pimple. The green color neutralizes the awful redness. Last but not least is the lilac purple shade. This one covers dull areas on your face. Insta Conceal and Correct is a simple way to hide what you don’t like, without caking makeup on your face.
Contouring is huge right now. While I’m still learning, I have learned that it’s an easy way to bring out your favorite facial features, while distracting the world from the ones you don’t like. Rimmel London’s Insta Conceal and Contour is perfect for hiding a blemish, and contouring your favorite features.
So tell me, what are YOUR selfie tips?