Spring is here which means summer – prime selfie season – with its barbecues, vacations and trips to the beach, is just around the corner. If you don’t want to be caught unawares and be forever immortalised looking less than your best in all your friend’s Facebook photo albums and Instagram feeds, it’s time to take steps to ensure you look your best.
Here are some great tips that you don’t want to miss if you want to get selfie-ready right now:
Rejuvenate Your Skin
Flawless skin is the foundation of a great selfie shot, and, sure, you can fake it with a good foundation and high-def powder, but you never know when you’re going to be snapped, right? That’s why you should take steps to make your skin look naturally beautiful. This is easier than you think. Simply ensure that you cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day and exfoliate at least twice a week. Dry brush your body before showering and apply an all-over moisturiser when you’re done. This will give you the fresh, glowing skin you’re after.
Once you’ve naturally improved your skin’s appearance, you’ll be able to look selfie-ready with a light to medium coverage foundation on top of a light concealer. Add a highlighter to give you a glow, and you’ll look perfectly healthy and attractive in every picture.
Give Your Eyes Some Attention
Thick eyebrows might be in right now (think Cara Delevingne), but straggly unkempt ones certainly are not, and they could easily make a seriously pretty selfie turn into a ‘what was I thinking?’ embarrassment. So, pick up a pair of tweezers and an eyebrow pencil and start removing any stray hairs. If you want to look young and well-groomed, don’t over pluck your brows – only remove what is strictly necessary – because thin brows can age your face.
Thick fluttering lashes are cute, sexy and noticeable, which is exactly what you want when you’re taking a selfie. The best way to achieve this effect is with a good pair of false lashes, but you could also have your lashes tinted to give them more definition or use a thick black mascara, for a similar effect.
Smile for the Camera
Pouting in your selfies is so over. If you don’t want to be forever caught on camera with the ‘duck lips’ look your most defining feature, it’s time to smile, which means that you need to give your mouth some attention.
First and foremost, you will want to remove any staining from your teeth. The best Crest whitening strips you can lay your hand on will do a great job of ensuring that your teeth are smile ready quickly, as will cutting down on sodas and sugar foods and maintaining a regular mouth hygiene regime.
Not to be forgotten, your lips will always be on display in a selfie, which means that scrubbing them with a mix of brown sugar and olive oil, to remove dead skin, and applying a lip balm to protect them is a must. Do this before applying lip balm, lipstick and lip gloss for a polished selfie-ready look.
What do you do when you want to be selfie-ready in the summer?