It takes more than a few tries (give or take a thousand) to take the perfect selfie. From finding a filter to perfecting your pose and crafting a caption, getting it right can be difficult at best. One way to up your selfie game is to nail a natural #nofilter glow - and Eminence Organics is here to help. Here are 3 tips for taking selfies and looking Instagram ready, 24/7.
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2. Strike A Pose
Know your angles. Take a tip from the pros and channel your inner Kim Kardashian: Chin down, camera up and head slightly tilted. Dr. Anukka Lindell of Melbourne’s La Trobe University has it (literally) down to a science: “Adopting a 3/4 or 2/3 turn toward the camera is encouraged as it introduces more angles, highlights the cheekbones and makes the subject of the photo appear slimmer” (InStyle). And, favor your left side. Featured in artistic masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and Girl With A Pearl Earring, faces angled to the left are perceived as more expressive and inviting.
It should come as no surprise that we like to keep things natural at Eminence Organics. Highlight your skin with natural lighting that brightens the face and minimizes shadows. The best time to shoot a selfie? Golden hour: The glorious time during sunrise and sunset when the light is low and soft, giving you a lit-from-within glow.
Always use a light touch when editing. Filters should highlight your natural beauty - not distort it. Keep your photo editing apps to a minimum and refrain from using filters at max capacity. Instead, opt for subtle edits that add a little extra sparkle to that already gorgeous selfie.
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