In the age of social media, the art of taking a good selfie is becoming a way of life. With more than 1 million selfies taken a day,  our Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with beautiful images that make us feel under pressure to look our best.

Capturing the perfect selfie can be a timely process, Instagram influencers may take hundreds of shots before they get that right one. It is unlikely that midsters have the time or would want to take as many as the 25,700 selfies the millennials are expected to take in their lives – but the odd good selfie gives you a great memory to treasure and we all like the boost of seeing those likes!!

Even though we don’t want to become selfie obsessed and are not likey to be broadcasting to hundreds of thousands of fans, it does feel good to share posts with friends.

So that got us thinking what is the best way to get a good selfie without having to take 100 photos a day. Here are a few simple, easy tips to help you take a better selfie and of course there are some great apps to help too!

Prep Your Skin

Ensure your skin isn’t oily and your complexion is radiant. Dead skin cells are opaque and don’t reflect light which makes your complexion look dull. Exfoliating and moisturising beforehand will help keep your skin look its best, plus a touch of concealer where needed always helps.

We love:

Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, £25.00

All-In-One Instablur Universal, £15.00

Use A Colour Corrector

Neutralise those trouble areas with a colour corrector to make your skin look flawless.The rule of thumb is to use a complimentary colour to correct the issue, green for example to neutralise redness.

We love the Max Factor range from Lookfantastic, with sticks available for redness, highlights and dullness:

Max Factor Colour Corrector Stick – Redness, £9.99

Find the full range here.

Get The Right Lighting

Natural light is always best, if that’s not available try a warm-toned diffused light and make sure you’re evenly lit.

We love the Selfie-light case, an iPhone case which has LEDs around it, providing perfect lighting on the go!

Selfie-Light Case, £20.99

Contour & Shape

Next a little contouring to help you look younger and give your face more definition. Use a concealer a tone darker than your skin and contour along the jawline and cheekbones to accentuate them.

And make sure your brows are well groomed and nicely shaped, they really do frame your face. Try a brow powder to fill and add more colour to sparse brows.

For more makeup tips and tricks watch our makeup tutorials for midsters from experts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy3Hp45A8OE&

And that’s all there is to it! You’ll be immediately more photogenic with these tips and find it easy to get that perfect snap in no time!

Perfect Your Own Pose

Tilt your head and body at an angle. This will highlight your cheekbones and make eyes look bigger, do this with your body too . Find a pose you feel great with and adapt this in different locations

Add A Filter

The lighting or complexion may not be flattering, so why not join the 50 per cent of people who use filters on their selfies – they can blur blemishes, add colour and help get the picture you want.

Why not touch-up your photo, remove those blemishes or smooth out the wrinkles, whiten your teeth or personalise your photos with slogans – with one of the many free apps like Visage Lab,  Facetune and PicLab that adds fun text and effects.

And that’s all there is to it! You’ll be immediately more photogenic with these tips and find it easy to get that perfect snap in no time!

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