Every selfie shot can look super easy with just one click but the truth is, natural beauty doesn’t need those kinds of enhancements. So forget app filters with our top five tips on how to look just as radiant and beautiful online as you are in real life.
Lighting is key
The first rule of selfies is to make sure you have the right kind of natural lighting. Light your face at your eye level because it is the most flattering for all facial types. To measure the right height, think of your face as a vertical line and make sure the surface of your light source is parallel to it. Avoid lighting from above your face because it can create circles under the eyes. Always remember good lighting can actually make under eye circles and shadows totally disappear.
The Right Direction
When taking selfies, face directly into or away from the sun. During the middle of the day when the sun is high, shadows can look like eye bags. So the best time to shoot a photo is during sunrise or sunset when the light is low and the most flattering.
Natural Light is your friend
Take advantage of natural light. Soft and di?used light is always best. For indirect light, face the source when taking selfies to create that parallel line that is flattering for all complexions. Keep your chin down and the camera up. Hold the phone so that the bottom of it is level with your eyes or use a selfie stick.
Sincerity is the Best Accessory
Nothing completes an image better than a genuine expression. Flashing a real smile can practically guarantee that no image will look bad. Natural smiles are always better. But if you're going for a more serious selfie, then let your eyes do the talking. You can also inhale just as you hit the shutter for lightly parted lips and a relaxed expression.
Ditch the Filters
Forget app filters! With the right products, all you need is some easy application tips and your on your way to taking the best Instagram worthy selfies. The Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter Foundation, which will be available in stores next month, is a flawless finish foundation with a built-in blender to make you look as good in person as you do online. Its innovative formula works with your skin type to even and smoothen skin tone. It also has high-definition filter technology that captures and transforms any light to blur and soften flaws, leaving the perfect app filtered look for all day wear.
Another great tool to use with the Insta-Filter foundation is the Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick which is a makeup stick allows for perfectly precise application - even on the go! It is easy to apply one swipe for a subtle look or build for a more dramatic, 'strobed' look. Highlight the best parts of your face by applying in the center of forehead, on cheekbones and chin.