Beauty Tips to Ensure You’re Always Selfie-Ready

By Hand On The Hip - 12/16/2019

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If you’re looking forward to documenting all your festive fun this year, you’ll want to ensure you’re camera-ready. Whether you’re relaxing with family, heading out with friends or preparing for a New Year’s Eve blowout, check out these top five tips to make sure your selfies give you something to smile about…

1. Prime your face

One of the best beauty tips is before applying any makeup, be sure to use a good quality primer. Choosing a primer that suits your skin type will mean you can keep oil in check or rehydrate dry skin. By doing so, you’ll avoid a shiny appearance and patchy skin. What’s more, primer is the perfect base for other products and will keep your makeup in place all day and all night.

With SPF and shine-free options, you can even rely on your primer to protect your skin from the winter sun and keep you glare-free when you’re in front of the camera.

2. Practice makes perfect

If you’re trying out a new look, give yourself time to practice a few days in advance. Using new techniques to apply your makeup can be risky right before a big event. By taking the time to hone your skills, you’ll feel confident and camera-ready when the times comes.

3. Keep hair frizz-free

Depending on your natural style, you may choose to wash your hair right before a party or the day before. For some people, trying to style their hair immediately after washing is near impossible. If your hair is more manageable the day after you’ve cleansed it, be sure to check your schedule so you can prepare for a big night out a day in advance.

Remember – dry shampoo can save your tresses, especially over the holiday season when you’ll be jam-packed with events, parties, and get-togethers. If you run out of time to wash your hair or you’re caught off guard with an impromptu event, dry shampoo will keep your hair looking fresh.

4. Smile!

Any photo is enhanced when its subjects smile, so be ready to give it your best. Of course, you’ll want to ensure your teeth are in great condition before you pose for a selfie. Practicing good dental care year-round will ensure your smile always sparkles. However, cosmetic treatment, whitening and alignment adjustments can be a great way to enhance your smile and boost your confidence.

5. Be bold

The holiday season gives you a great opportunity to showcase a bold look, so be sure to make the most of it. Whether you’re rocking a standout red lipstick, layering on a smoky eye or adding some sparkle to your skin, don’t be afraid to push the boat out and test your boundaries.

Taking the perfect selfie

Whether you’re snapping a few candid shots on your phone or setting up a frame with a dedicated selfie stick, you’ll want to ensure you capture the best image you can. Formal photos can be a great way to celebrate holiday season but the best photos are ones where you’re happy, confident and having fun.

P.S. This post is a collaborative post and not written by Hand On The Hip.

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