(PRWEB) July 13, 2013
According to Time Magazine this is considered the me…me…me generation also referred to as the millennials. This means everyone’s about themselves with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and of course all of those social networks wouldn’t be possible without the renowned selfies. Having just conquered the art of the selfie, TheBeautyPlace.com wanted to share some secrets. Everyone's pictures are now circulating the web for all to see so let TheBeautyPlace.com to give the tools to put the best face forward.
To take the perfect picture the first step is no foundation. Of course everyone’s impulse is to cake it on but according to celeb artist, Pati Dubroff, it actually accentuates lines, pores and dry patches. Instead, try using a matte primer, it prevents shine and minimizes pores. Then add a touch of concealer on any other visible spots found on the face
Now it’s time for the eyes to pop. Bright eyes are a must for the selfie! Because selfies create bad lighting and grainy videos it ends up casting a shadow under the eye. Use an eye-brightening concealer or pen. Add a touch of it underneath the eye and blend it.
Moving to the picture perfect lip, go 3-D. Red lipsticks read too flat and the camera craves dimension. Instead, pick moisture pink or berry lip balm. This will give more dimension and keep the lips from blending in with the rest of the face.
Next skip the eye shadow. Eyeshadows weigh down the eyelids. Instead use a liner it will emphasize the eyes without adding weight. Choose a dark grey or brown (black may be too harsh) and trace the liner along the top lids only.
How can we forget, the cheeks? For the selfie dewy cheeks create a nice glow (check out this blog post to get the dewy look) so leave out the dull powders and apply a cream blush to the apples of the cheeks.
Now that everyone is a selfie superstar, the photo shoot is almost ready to start. One of the most important aspects of this picture is the angle. Avoid doubling the chin. A universally flattering angle is slightly above the face and having the face turned at an angle. Another tip is to pay attention to the lighting. Professional photographers suggest using indirect light as opposed to shining light directly on a subject. One can achieve this effect by shinning light onto a wall or using a large white poster board to bounce the sunlight onto. Probably the most important factor in conquering the perfect selfie is just RELAX. Taking a picture of oneself is supposed to be fun, not stressful. Plus people have the ability to take as many photos as they want and can delete the ones that aren’t post worthy. Now that everyone’s ready to be the selfie superstar talked about earlier. Be a photographer for the day and showcase the art of oneself.