Get on Kylie Jenner’s selfie level with these tips.
There is no debate that filters do wonders for your selfies-but there is only so much can Mayfair or Nashville. Ultimately, the best way to get a great self portrait is to start with a gorgeous look IRL-so asked Kristin Daniell, a makeup artist based in Houston, who are more likely to be ruining your game Self-timer errors beauty.
Not Properly Priming
Preps skin for the foundation may seem just another annoying step in your makeup routine, but you’re really doing a disservice to their selfies if you are jumping it. “Always use a moisturizer or primer before applying makeup to make your skin look smooth and perfect,” says Daniell. “It helps the makeup adhere better, too.” For normal to dry skin, we recommend the Too Faced Hangover Regenerating Face Primer ($ 32, sephora.com) for dose coconut water glow giving. If you are greasy, she recommends NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer – Oil Free ($ 34, sephora.com) to keep your skin looking fat at the end of the day.
Lining your waterline in Black
This is a sure way to make your eyes look smaller, and close your eyes visually, says Daniell. “I prefer colors that are a little easier on the eyes and makes them pop open.” She recommends the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Hustle, Rockstar, Roach, or Mushroom ($ 20, sephora.com) for eyes that appear bigger and more awake.
Skip Lip Balm
If you are wearing lipstick on their Self-timer, Daniell says is absolutely necessary to apply a pre-colored balm to prepare your lips for smooth application. Your camera will recognize the cakey look, cracked matte lipstick on dry lips, but flaky lip balm will keep that from happening. Daniell loves Sugar Lip Treatment Fresh ($ 22.50, sephora.com).
Not hiding his eyes under
The use of cover under the eyes makes them look more open and awake and instantly gives your face a lift highlighting cheekbones. “Everyone should use concealer under the eyes,” says Daniell. She recommends going a shade lighter than your skin tone to light without looking unnatural.
Just put mascara on your upper lashes
If you want your eyes to pop into your Self-timer, you need to put mascara on her upper lashes and lower lashes. This will draw attention to your eyes and make them look more intense. “I love to apply two coats of black mascara on the top lashes and one coat to the bottom lashes,” says Daniell. She recommended Too Faced Better than sex Mascara ($ 23, sephora.com) for volume and length.
Using a Black-Brown Mascara
You should use the darkest black mascara available in your favorite recipe for the most dramatic lashes possible. These are best shown on camera because of the color saturation. “Be sure to cover your lashes from root to tip,” says Daniell. “This is very important so it looks natural and open your eyes to perfection.”
Blush and Bronzer Skipping
To keep your skin discoloration on the camera, you need to add a boost of healthy glow to your cheeks. “I use blush and bronzer around the world to help them look healthy and glow-y,” says Daniell. She says you should look for a bronzer a couple of darker than your skin tone shades and recommends trying a pink-peach blush “so it looks natural and healthy.” His favorite? Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer ($ 30, sephora.com) and MAC Mineralize Dainty ($ 27, maccosmetics.com) blush.