Model – Allie Lewis
The first step to taking a good selfie is finding the most flattering angles for your face. Most people look their best when they turn their faces slightly away from the camera rather than looking straight on. Also, holding the camera a little bit above your face creates a more alluring look.
Many of you have heard the phrase, “The camera adds five pounds”. Yet, you may not know that the camera also subtracts half of the amount of hair and makeup one wears. That’s right, contrast is your friend when you want to take a pretty picture so it’s a good idea to try wearing a little more make up than usual.
Extra volume in your hair also creates the perfect frame for your face. Try loose waves and highlights, which always deliver that extra oomph. Always check your final look on your camera, and not in your mirror, to get accurate feedback.
Picture – Danielle Chipoco
Lighting is the finishing touch. Natural sunlight is almost always the most flattering setting. Direct lighting that is evenly cast onto your face will highlight your best features and steer you away from unflattering shadows.
Your best angles, stronger hair and makeup, and the right lighting create the winning formula for your best selfie!
Bonus tip: Think about something you love when you take a selfie. Your happiness and joy will come through in the photo.