Hard to fathom, but these days being a narcissist is almost a job qualification – even celebs like Tyra Banks, Sanaa Lathan and Beyonce use the perfect selfie to stay relevant. With products from Urban Decay, Tarte and Wet n Wild, tips from Mary Kay Cosmetics pros and even an app that filters out the ick in favor of a slimmer face, you’ll have the basics to post your prettiest Instagram photo of you, yet.
Like shoes, you need a pair of false eyelashes for every occasion – at least that’s what I tell myself. Brand fave Urban Decay has a stable of eyelashes to choose from, so go dramatic in your next I-love-me session with the Urban Lash ($15, urbandecay.com). Nothing says drama like a pair of accentuated peepers.
Tip No. 1 “Follow the Hollow”
According to Mary Kay Celebrity Makeup Artist and “Randy to the Rescue” star, Raychel Wade:
[su_quote]Highlighting and contouring the cheek bone is particularly important. Most of us don’t have perfectly sculpted cheekbones, but luckily, it’s easy to enhance what Mother Nature gave us with a high-quality bronzer brushed underneath the cheekbones, as well as a highlighter carefully placed where light hits, such as the top of the cheeks, Cupid’s bow and brow. [/su_quote]
Like Rachel says, highlighting your cheekbones pre-selfie is uber important, so consider Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette $36, sephora.com) – a palette of wearable matte, limited-edition shades for both your eyes and cheeks. The palette includes: Eye shadow in Dream in Chocolate, Don’t Stand Black, Eye Shadow in Sand Out From the Crowd, Peach for the Stars, Two Plums Up, Pink Outside the Box, Rose to the Occasion, View From the Taupe, Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Elevated and Double-ended eye shadow brush.
Tip No. 2 “Go Bold”
Rachel also says to:
[su_quote]Accent one key feature and keep the rest of the look natural. Go ahead and try a bold red lipstick for a ‘pop’ of color that will look gorgeous in photos. Choose a lip liner that matches your desired color. For a more natural look apply the liner after the lipstick. [/su_quote]
Instead of red, go less traditional with a fuschia – Wet n Wild Fergie Creme Lipstick, Fuchianista ($3.49, drugstore.com) for that pop of color.
Tip No. 3 “All About The Angle”
Mary Kay Stylist to the Stars, Lo VonRumpfn says:
[su_quote]Never take a selfie straight on, always keep the phone 45 degrees above you and angled down toward your ‘good side. Wear a flattering outfit that isn’t ‘busy.’ Stick to solids and dark shades, which have a slimming effect.[/su_quote]
Never take a bad picture again. Perfect365 is the award-winning free app that lets you instantly touch up a digital photo like airbrush imperfections, give yourself a a new ‘do, whiten your teeth, add makeup or even slim facial features…Note to self: Download immediately!
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