Between Instagram, SnapChat and whatever other social media platforms you’re currently coveting it seems the art of taking the perfect selfie might just be a required form of communicating in the 21st century! We all have those days when we feel amazing and can’t help but be proud of our makeup and hair. On those self proclaimed I-know-I-look-fab days there is no shame in snapping a selfie to prove you’re feeling fine. However what happens when your mirror tells you you’re looking fierce, but your phone camera tells a different story! From awkward smizes to weird shadows, there are so many challenges that come along with capturing the perfect selfie.
Do: Face The Light
When taking any photo natural light will always be your best friend and the same goes for selfies! Make a bee line to your window and let the warm, creamy beams of sun wash over your face as you smile for the camera. The light will give your face a natural glow while also helping to make your skin look flawless and your eyes brighter.
Don’t: Over Edit
Filters definitely have the potential to be your best friend if you’re looking to add an artsy aura to a photo or just amp up the mood, but beware of over editing! There is nothing more cringe than a photo that has clearly been through valencia twice too many times. You know that old adage, “less is more”? Keep that mantra in mind when editing and you will have guaranteed better selfies.
Do: An Angle
A little angle is the fastest way to spice up a snap. Tilt your head, tilt your camera, tilt both – just get that tilt on! Not only will angles help the shadows catch your facial features in the most flattering way they will also help make the photo a little more interesting.
Don’t: Pull A Goofy Fad Face
Everyone loves themselves a good funny photo, but if you’re posting a selfie it’s time to delete duck face and any of its variations! Selfies are fun to take and trying to get the perfect pose can be serious business so it’s key to look like you’re not trying too hard. Swap the “I practiced this pout in the mirror for hours” look with a flawless smile for a selfie that will look a million times better, promise!
Congratulations, you’re now ready to start acing that selfie game!