#SelfieGameStrong: Five Beauty Tips to Master The Art of Taking a Good Pic

One way or another, you’ve probably wondered how to take the #bestselfieever. We’re not newbies when it comes to taking that perfect snap! And there’s no shame when you’ve got an entire camera roll filled with those pics.

Every now and then, however, you might want to up your game like the Kardashians and score that snatched look whenever you take a self-portrait. While they have a team behind them to make sure they look *extra* stunning, you only need a couple of products to further amp up your confidence and get those likes on your feed coming.

Start with a healthy glowing skin

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The only beauty secret you have to remember is that you need to take care of your skin. Yes, it’s a super must to bring that into photos. Eating healthy and drinking water are the bases you must cover to ensure that your skin is looking supple and nourished.

The beauty products highlight that suppleness and nourished look. When it’s time for makeup however, it’s always advised that you start with a pore-reducing and skin mattifying primer like Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer and makeup base INGLOT Under Makeup Base for any skin type. That’s a real-life filter right there! 

Proceed to apply a lightweight foundation or tinted moisturiser. 

Groom your brows

Gone were the days when “Instagram Brows” were such a huge deal. Remember when “eyebrows on fleek” was a thing? Since the new decade has started, the trend has shifted to a more natural look.

In real life and in photos, your eyebrows can make or break your look. They’re an important asset of your face. As groomed brows are the “in thing” nowadays, going for a natural brushed up look or feather brows will add texture and accentuate your face. To create this look, use the Eye of Horus Brow Fibre Extend to add definition to your brow.

Get glowing and find your best angle and use the best light

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If there’s any lesson we learned from the likes of Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Jayme Jo Massoud, a good selfie comes with two important components: your best angle and using the best light source around you.

Some people wait for the golden hour for that sun-kissed look. While others get themselves ring lights for that even lighting. Add colour and depth to your face by either contouring, adding blush or highlighting your face. It’s all about adding a little oomph to your look by balancing these elements.

To achieve a natural blush, try the INGLOT Freedom System Face Blush by sweeping it across your cheekbones. You can also add a bit of asap pure mineral bronzer to add warmth to your face or VANI-T Liquid Radiance Highlighter Drops to add depth to your face.

Relax your mouth and just smile

Of course, you’ve got to strike a pose! You also have something to prop up a feature you want to show off in your photos. One of the most common things featured in selfies is a bold lip colour matched with a smile. 

Your smile or a relaxed pucker can show off the vibe or personality you’re going for in your photos. Flaunt those lips with a lippie colour that suits you with the Eye of Horus Bio Lipstick that’s available in 10 colours.

Don’t overthink it

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The best selfies come from the confidence you exude. Selfies have become the easy and modern way to show your self-expression digitally. The best thing to remember whenever taking those #bomb selfies is to not overthink it.

Whether you upload your selfies online or not, selfies should showcase yourself and your personality with the right kind of enhancement—all thanks to makeup and good lighting.

Christina Zabat

Christina spends a ton of her day laughing at Twitter memes and hanging out at r/rarepuppers. She swears by tinted moisturisers with SPF.