When taking a selfie, people always want to look their best. Many of us take dozens of shots until we get the right one. While there are many things to look at and consider when taking a great selfie, your makeup is at or near the top of that list. Not only will great makeup help you look better, but it can show off your skills and impress everyone who sees the photo.
Unfortunately, all the hard work and time you put into your makeup won’t always translate as well in selfie form as it does in real life. Thankfully, there are some ways to ensure your makeup stands out in selfies, and this article is going to go over a few of them.
Touch it Up Digitally
If you want to make your makeup look better, why not touch it up digitally? By using a makeup app, you can ensure that your makeup is always on point. These allow you to add a variety of different types of makeup to a photo (such as mascara, lipstick, and eyeliner), in seconds. Not only is it easy, but these apps can provide fantastic results.
These apps are also great when you feel like taking a gorgeous selfie, but don’t want to put the time and effort into doing your makeup ahead of time. This can feel like magic and is a great way to make sure you look your best, anytime you take a photo. Of course, getting proficient at digitally touching up makeup can take time, so don’t be surprised when your first try doesn’t go perfectly.
Use the Right Light
Just like in any photo, getting the right lighting is crucial for a great looking selfie. The light can completely change how a photo looks, and how your makeup looks, too. While different kinds of light can look great and showcase your makeup, using natural light is often the best.
Natural light is often much less harsh than artificial light, and helps skin appear softer and better looking. It is less intense and makes skin look healthier. So if you take photos in natural light, particularly in the morning or evening when the light is softer, it can ensure your makeup looks absolutely stunning.
Of course, you also need to think about the direction of the light. In most cases, selfies look good with the light behind the camera (and thus in front of your face), but not so much light that it blinds you.
Focus on the Eyes
We tend to focus and center most selfies on our eyes. This is often done without us knowing, but if you look at your selfies, there is a good chance your eye (most often your left eye), will be at or near the center of the photo.
Also, most people who view a photo of someone else often look at their eyes first. As a result, while you want your entire face of makeup to look great, it is important to focus on the eyes. Your eyes will be the focal and often center-point of a selfie, so they need to look great.
Ensure your lashes look great, your mascara and eyeliner is strong, and take some extra time to help your brows look their best. By doing this, you can really show off your makeup skills and ensure they are front and center for all to see and enjoy.
Any of these tips and methods can ensure your makeup stands out and is the star of the show in all of your selfies.