Do you ever scroll through your IG and are left feeling genuinely depressed at the endless, way-too-perfect makeup selfies that consume your feed daily and leave you wondering ‘how?!‘ and ‘why isn’t this me?!‘ Yep, we feel you but thanks to our growing obsession with all things Instagram-related, we’ve discovered countless ways to reach Kylie Jenner-selfie levels – it’s all about perfecting a few camera-taking tricks and familiarising yourself with these awesome beauty apps…
Good selfie light is important
The best light? In front of a window or in the passenger seat of a car. Tried and tested, this is honestly where you’ll get the best natural light, and good light means less pixelated images. Nothing’s more annoying than having amazing makeup on and your selfies come out too grainy. In these areas, light will hit your face at all angles, making any badly blended makeup more prominent.
Use the back camera instead of the front camera to take selfies
Why? The quality is waaaay better, and we’re convinced this is how Kylie takes her selfies. Tip: Turn your camera around, and have a mirror in front of you to see yourself on your cellphone screen. This is an easier way to adjust your selfie angles. If your selfie arm gets tired, take selfies using your iPhone headphones – plug them into your phone and just press the + button when you’re ready.
Download these apps…
If you don’t have exactly the right conditions or lighting, you can fake it: use Photo Wonder to give your skin a light glow. This app is actually quite similar to the one Kylie Jenner uses.
PS Express AKA Photoshop Express
Use its retouching tool to remove skin blemishes in just a few seconds.
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