30 October 2013

Best Makeup & Tips for Taking Selfies

If you've got instagram (or a phone with a camera) i bet you'v been taking some selfies, come on we've all done it! If you're not sure what a selfie is, Urban Dictionary describe it as "A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person's arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to Myspace to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera." 

Now, before we get started I'm not saying you need to wear makeup to take a Selfie, but these are just some tips if you choose to take photo's wearing makeup.

1.The most important thing when it comes to doing make up is to apply it in natural light. This way you can avoid wearing foundation that's too dark/light and see clearly if everything looks ok.
2. Our under eye concealer is usually lighter than our foundation so pay extra attention when blending in. Flash photography really accentuates harsh lines creating a reverse raccoon effect.
3.. Make sure to use black liner and mascara as it gives more of a contrast and will help to make your eye colour 'pop'.
4. Applying blusher is a must otherwise skin can look washed out.
5. Don't skip lipstick otherwise your mouth will blend in with the rest of your face. Put on a bold lip or even something nude - depending on what look you're going for.
6. Last but most importantly, if you decided to take a selfie wearing make up do not add the hashtag #nomakeup or put "no make up on, lols i'm so ugly." The fine print of posting this picture reads, "I look really good without make up on and I want you to know."

What are your go-to products for taking cheeky selfies? Do you have any other tips to add?


  1. If you've got pigmented lips, then surely skipping the lippy is okay? ;p x

  2. Is that a polaroid! + Fab tips :) x


  3. Great post! I hate those selfies that say no makeup! Its so obvious they are wearing makeup! Drives me mad!


  4. The definition of selfie cracks me up! I rarely do, but these are great general picture taking tips!

  5. I'm AWFUL at taking selfies. Awful. I'll def keep these tips in mind.

  6. Love the new design Kia, it's great! I'm one for taking natural selfies not fake ones so this is great. Could you possibly do a how to get Emma Watson's style on a budget. She's so classy and stylish. Thanks for inspiring! Rosalie x


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