Break the Internet: How to Take the Perfect Selfie

21st Jul 2016 / By Guest Contributor


Let’s face it: the perfect selfie is hard to come by. Whether it’s an issue with lighting, angles, or simply struggling to find a signature pose, taking a photo of yourself while holding your camera can get a little tricky. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up five selfie tips that’ll get you all the likes you deserve. 

Ready, set, start snapping!

 Break the Internet: How to Take the Perfect Selfie

Let there be Light  
Nothing will ruin a selfie like bad lighting. Whether it’s an unflattering shade or a shadow on your face, nice, natural sunlight will make your selfie game strong. If you’re outside, the best time of day to snap a shot is during sunrise or sunset because the light is low. Oh, and fluorescent lights? They’re pretty much thought of as the enemy in the selfie world, so steer clear when you’re getting your snap on. Bonus tip: to neutralize the flash of your camera, place a white napkin or paper towel near your face. It works every time!

 Break the Internet: How to Take the Perfect Selfie

Do a Background Check
There’s nothing worse than a selfie with piles of clothes on the floor, empty food containers or loud signs in the background. The solution? Check your surroundings before you start snapping! Stand in front of a good, clear background, or look for solid colored walls, textured curtains, or an envy-inducing backdrop (hello, beautiful beach!) for extra allure.

 Break the Internet: How to Take the Perfect Selfie

Find Your Angle 
By now, you probably know your ‘best side.’ Our favorite shots involve tilting your head at an angle and holding the camera above your head – It will highlight your cheekbones and make your eyes look larger than life.

 Break the Internet: How to Take the Perfect Selfie

Embrace the Apps  
There are tons of apps on the market that will make your insta-snaps stand out! When it comes to selfies, we’re obsessed with Photo Wonder, an all-in-one photo editing app that’ll remove blemishes, whiten teeth, and even personalize photos with stickers! Or, simply opt for the edit option on Instagram and adjust the brightness, warmth, depth, and even contrast to give your pic a pro finish. If you’re a #NoFilterNeeded kind of gal, more power to ya!

 Break the Internet: How to Take the Perfect Selfie

Have Fun!
Selfies are supposed to be fun, right? And at the JF HQ, we’re big believers that a genuine smile will garner much more attention that the quintessential duck face. So take your time, get creative, and have fun. It will show – trust us!

Ready to put your best face forward? We thought so! Show us how you selfie by instagramming your next shot with #JustFabVIP

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