Love them, or hate them, selfies are here to stay. Ever since someone decided to put a camera in a phone, people have been taking photos of themselves to send to friends and to post on Facebook, Instagram and similar social networking websites. Those close-up shots can be tricky to get right, though, and we’ve all seen some of the disastrous selfies that do the rounds. It’s not just the pose, the lighting or the camera angle that can make or break a selfie; it’s also the makeup that you wear. A camera phone is so very unforgiving. It will highlight and exaggerate every little mistake that you have made with your makeup and the whole world will be able to see it, so before you create your next selfie disaster, read these ten makeup tips on how to get your makeup right for the best looking selfies you have ever taken.
1. Avoid using sunblock
It’s not often you will find us advising you to not wear sunblock, but sunblock can ruin a good selfie. The chemical SPF sunscreens are fine, but the physical sunblocks, which contain titanium oxide or zinc oxide, will show up on camera. Don’t go out in the sun with no protection at all just for the sake of a good selfie, wear a chemical sunscreen instead, or re-apply physical sunblock as soon as you have taken the photo.
2. Wear matte makeup
Matte makeup will always look better in a selfie, because it won’t reflect the light and cause glare. Because selfies are usually taken quite close up, glare can reflect back into the lenses of the camera and highlight the features of your face making them look bigger than they really are. Any kind of shimmer on your face may also look like you have an oily face, so stick to matte makeup, and you will get a much better picture.