Happy National Social Media Day! We love Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, how else do we keep up with funny things Miss Piggy said? In honour of social media, we’re sharing all the info you need to take the perfect selfie. No filter needed!
So you want to pull off your selfie like this?
Here’s what they didn’t tell you about selfies:
Forget about products with SPF unless you’re beachin’. SPF isn’t photo-friendly if you decide to use a flash because it’s associated with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which reflect light (in the way they are designed to reflect sunlight). This leaves you with flashback: a ghostly white face. And it ain’t cute like Casper.
DO make sure you prep and prime. Use a lightweight moisturizer that plumps your skin. It will help your foundation sit better and prevent that cake-y makeup look. Next, apply a primer to ensure long-lasting coverage. We love the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer because it’s suitable for all skin types, balances skin and absorbs oil.