When you take that selfie and then look in your phone to see the shots you’ve taken, are you always left feeling frustrated and disappointed? Some people are always somehow magically photogenic, but for the rest of us mere mortals, we need a little assistance to be more photogenic. Luckily there are steps you can take and things you can add to your makeup routine that will maximize your odds of taking that perfect photo you can share with all of your friends online.
Are you the type of person that always blinks in the photos?
This can be a serious drag, when everyone in a shot looks great except you, because your eyes look closed. In order to prevent this from happening, what you want to do is quickly close your eyes a few seconds before the photo is taken, and then open them slowly when the camera takes the shot. This should prevent closed or half closed eyes in photos.
Make sure your makeup is on-point.
When you’re taking photos, the light of the flash or the natural lighting can be harsh and show things that you’d rather hide, like spots in your makeup that aren’t the right shade, or need to be blended out more. If you have makeup that is too light for your skin, then when that flash goes off, it will be completely obvious in the photo. So take care to check and find the shade that works best with your skin tone.
Another part of making sure that your makeup is right is your lashes. You want to have your lashes curled, and mascara applied when you’re going to take photos of yourself. Having your eyes done up this way opens them up, which in turn opens up your entire face, which leads to a much better photograph than no eyelash curling and mascara at all.
Take photos of yourself that you do like.
Have a closer look at the photos of yourself that you do like. Can you tell anything about the way you place your arms, the way you tilt your head, your hairstyle? It may not seem like a big deal, but knowing what you like in your photos, and using those details to pinpoint what makes you look best in a photo, can allow you to make sure that you’re taking the best photographs of yourself possible.
Make sure your eyebrows look right.
When you’re taking photos, you can instantly see if someone’s eyebrows are misshapen, sparse, and not taken care of. This is another component that is essential for a good makeup routine – filling in your brows. Whether you’re using gel, powder, or a pencil, making sure that your eyebrows are fully filled in, and are in a natural and even shape is very important for looking photogenic.
These are just a few tips on what you need to do to take yourself from being not photogenic, to photogenic. Ultimately, you need to keep practicing and working on finding out what makes you look good in photos, and use that information to help you look your best in your next shots.