Knowing how to take a good selfie in the 21st century is a skill we all desire. Everyone loves taking a cute photo and posting it on Instagram from your special event. This is why we have teamed up with the Glam & Gowns vlog to bring you a guide on how to take the perfect selfie! Read on and refine your selfie taking skills!
Insuring your makeup looks good is an important aspect of capturing that perfect selfie you’re taking. Smooth and blemish free skin will require little editing! Start with a pore minimizer, such as Benefit’s pore minimizer. Then add foundation or BB cream and concealer to your forehead, under eyes, chin, nose, and cheekbones. You will then add setting powder or powder foundation. Make sure to blend everything in well as selfies can show small details! Add your typical eye makeup look and finish it off by contouring and highlighting! Contouring will really take your selfie to the next level – just ask Kim Kardashian. Don’t forget to add a setting powder at the end.
Find a good location with natural lighting. Remember to shoot away from the natural light. You will looked washed out if your camera faces the natural light! Consider a window where a lot of natural light floods in. Be creative! Try to take your picture in front of a fun background with good lighting to make the overall picture more interesting!
Have fun with it! Try different poses and be confident in yourself! Get some of your friends to be in it and smile away! Use the front camera to explore what your “good angle” is! Be sure not to angle the camera too high or too low or else it won’t be flattering. Remember to pay attention to what is in the background of the picture and try to look out for photo-bombers!! This photo is all about you so be sure to show off your personality!
After you take the perfect selfie, pick the one you love the most and it’s time to edit it! Of course, you don’t have to do this, but it will give your picture the best quality possible. One of our favorite apps is VSCO. It gives your picture a good filter and fade. We also love the Photoshop App to defog, soften, and sharpen our picture! The Facie App is also great as it was created for selfies and adapts your skin tone and luminosity in the picture.
Once you’ve completed all of these steps, upload that picture to Instagram and watch those “likes” flood in! We hope we helped you take the perfect selfie. Tag us in your stunning selfies on Instagram @glamandgowns and @Faviana_NY, or on Twitter @FavianaNY! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our blog @FavianaNYC for more fun vlogs!
Carly and Paige