5 Tricks to Get the Perfect Selfie Every Time

We’ve all seen our favorite bloggers post flawless looking selfies that generate thousands of likes and comments on Instagram and Facebook. So what’s their secret? The trick to capturing a double tap-worthy selfie is tougher than you might think. If you want to channel your inner-blogger and increase your “likes”, we have a few tried and true tips to make your next selfie stand out above the rest.

Face Forward

If you’re looking for a selfie worthy of #nofilter, it’s all about the right beauty products. I like to start by doing some light contouring to make my features more defined, especially when I’m about to get up close and personal. 

This step-by-step contouring kit from Smashbox makes contouring easy with its visual application guide. I simply apply the shades to areas of my face according to the guide and blend, helping my cheekbones look more defined and adding just the right amount of highlight for a soft glow.

Up next, let’s get those eyes to pop with a little help from LORAC PRO’s matte three-piece set. This color palette, eyeliner and mascara kit is all you need for everyday eye makeup that will help you be selfie-ready no matter where the day takes you. For my selfie look, I applied the Pink Mauve shade to my lid and Burgundy to my crease while using both Base and Latte to blend and highlight. I then applied the eyeliner lightly to my top and bottom lids and finished off the look with a few strokes of the Lash Pomade.

Last but not least, apply a little color to your lips to really pull your beauty look together. I personally don’t like to go too defined on my lips when it comes to selfies unless you want them to be the main focus. Find a go-to shade that compliments your unique skin tone for a natural look. I’m wearing Lancôme’s vibrant shine lipstick in “Fuchsia in Paris” for my selfie look.

The Best Tech

Having the right camera is key to capturing an Instagram-worthy selfie. I personally use the iPhone 7+ from Apple for almost all of my selfies and love the quality of the photos it produces. The 12MP camera is equipped with optical zoom, digital image stabilization and a selfie flash for illuminated front facing pictures. And if you want those selfies of yours to live somewhere besides Instagram, you can print them and any other photos you have on your phone with the HP Sprocket. The portable device has its own app that allows you to edit your photos with filters and fun art to create your own masterpieces – and the best part, they’re also stickers! All you have to do is connect the device to your iPhone’s bluetooth to print.

Natural Lighting

Now that you have your makeup done and the right camera phone, here are a few of my favorite tips to capturing your best selfie. Lighting is everything! I like to face a window so I’m able to capture a lot of natural light and have even exposure across my face. You want to avoid dark environments that create grainy pictures or areas where lighting may be more exposed on one side of your face than the other.

Eliminate Distractions

Now that you have your makeup done and the right camera phone, here are a few of my favorite tips to capturing your best selfie. Lighting is everything! I like to face a window so I’m able to capture a lot of natural light and have even exposure across my face. You want to avoid dark environments that create grainy pictures or areas where lighting may be more exposed on one side of your face than the other.

Tell A Story

Lastly, I like to think of what story I want to tell when I’m taking a selfie. Am I highlighting a piece of jewelry, where I’m currently vacationing or am I just saying hello? No matter what you’re sharing, have fun and take several pictures with different poses and smiles so you can pick your best Instagram-worthy selfie!

 

Have any selfie tips of your own? Make sure to share them in the comments!

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