10 Steps to the perfect ‘selfie’

By admin
07 June 2013

We wouldn’t want you to be unprepared for this hot trend – so here are some handy tips so you can be ready for your photo op.

Selfies are the big craze. Heck – even monkeys and cats have got in on the action. Well, we wouldn’t want you to be unprepared for this hot trend – so here are some handy tips so you can be ready for your photo op.

  1. Put your best pout forward. Soft, smooth lips are your friend. There’s nothing worse than cracked, worse-for-wear lips, than cracked lips up close and personal!
  2. Don’t include the bathroom mirror. In fact, don’t do it in the bathroom. It’s overdone and tacky. Nobody wants to see your dirty toilet in the background.
  3. If you’re going to get all experimental using PhotoShop, do it properly. We’re PhotoShop Nazis these days. We can see if you botch it up!
  4. Pic perfection is key, since you’re so close to the camera and every flaw is highlighted. So foundation, base and concealer are your friends.
  5. Filter. Filter. Filter. They exist for a reason. Think you got a great shot? Now insert a filter. Voila! You’ve instantly made it better.
  6. Light up your life. Light is your friend. Step outside before you take that snap. Nothing works better than some natural lighting.
  7. Add volume to your hair.Images are flat, so photos tend to flatten the way you look. Not only will an up-do instantly transforms your face, it’ll make you look more appealing on camera.
  8. Why diet, when the camera can trim you down? Simply hold your phone high above your head – you’ll look slimmer from this angle.
  9. Hold steady. You don’t want to look perfect only for the selfie to be a blurry mess because you moved. Breathe, pout and hold steady . . . and there you go! Perfect selfie.
  10.  Have fun! This is all about the fun. Do serious selfies even exist? The whole point is to look good, feel good and have fun. So go ahead – strike a pose.

- Faiza Mallick

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