Selfie fever: 6 tips for looking photo-ready, always

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  • Updated: Jun 20, 2014 15:24 IST
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Selfie trend has taken over social media, and it somehow ­propels everyone to look photo-ready all of the time. But a latest research shows that 68% women feel ­negative about photos of themselves that haven’t been enhanced by a ­photographic filter.

A research conducted by a cosmetic giant says that a majority of women confess to feeling exposed, under-confident and unattractive before a filter is applied.

Women say that the most important change a filter makes to a selfie is to hide flaws and wrinkles, or that it helps achieve a better skin tone. So nearly half the female population now uses filters on their selfies and this rises sharply to 67% among girls under 25 years of age.

“The no-filter trend ­perfectly sums up this ­summer’s minimal makeup look. It’s about ‘come as you are’ informality and being the best possible ­version of yourself but without ­looking like you’ve tried,” says UK-based ­celebrity makeup artist, Florrie White.

To help ensure you’re looking your best for your selfie, professional makeup artist, Sarah Jagger, reveals her top tips and makeup essentials so you can ­capture a flawless look ­whatever the occasion.

* Avoid heavy textured SPF creams beneath your ­makeup as they can ­make you look washed out.
* Using a mattifying makeup primer on the T-zone will eliminate sweaty ­looking shine in photos.
* Black mascara is more eye brightening than brown or coloured because it creates a contrast with the whites of your eyes.
* Keep eyebrows full.
* Use a liquid illuminator in strategic places.
* Make your lashes look ­longer with a liquid liner applied under the upper lashline.


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