Hi there! As you will probably already be aware, from my countless mentions in my January posts, I am currently in Melbourne, Australia (heading to Sydney) with one of my best friends from my Auckland school days. So while I am away I have lined up a few guest bloggers to share so awesome new things with you, with the occasional check in from me on my Social Media (see right sidebar). Today’s post is brought to you by my blogging Bestie, Analesha from Lipstick and Bubbles! Say hello and leave her some love in the comments below!
Hi there beauties!
In our day and age, social media is life. Before we post nearly every photo we are taking 35 that don’t make the cut and then adjusting the filter and the lighting to make sure that the photo looks as good as it possibly could be. Some people say we’re portraying another side of us by using all these features, creating a “perfect picture”. But you can’t deny the pride you have when you take a great selfie! So I’ve put together some secrets that are sure to improve the quality of your Instagram pics and get people double tapping that tiny heart faster than you can say ‘double tap’.
Products such as Garnier 5 Second Blur are made to reflect the light. Perfect for not getting that dreaded shiny forehead. Alternatively, a good primer like Smashbox’s photo ready finish produce similar results. The perfect blur is such an ingenious make up product that it is especially handy to use when you are having a make up free day too.
Use a day cream
By applying a day cream after your primer/blur, helps to lock in the moisture in your face. It is just another protective measure to lock in all the goodness that your skin has. By keeping all that moisture locked in, your skin has no choice but to glow. I find Estee Lauder has a nice light day cream which is absorbs nicely into your face.
Concealer is a staple in anyone’s make up kit. Even for ‘no make up days’ a little concealer can just even out your skin tone so that you look a little more healthy. I personally apply the most concealer to the under eye area so that it looks like I’ve had a little bit more sleep than what I actually have. It can be used to contour your face a little and give it shape or even just to hide the annoying pimple that seems to have popped up!
If all else fails, then apply a bright pop of lipstick, smile and find some natural light. It’s amazing just how much those filters can actually help you when taking a selfie.
What are your top tips for prepping your skin for a great selfie?