6 steps to get your makeup selfie-ready

Here’s how to look your photogenic best

Whether it’s for a family pic, social media post or work, we all find ourselves in front of the camera – especially at this busy time of year in your social calendar. Makeup can look great in real life but doesn’t always photograph well. Use these six tips to make yourself snap-happy.

1

Get shine-proof

Stop shiny patches from making your complexion look blotchy with a loose powder or mineral makeup. Either set your makeup with a translucent loose powder or wear a mineral powder foundation instead of a liquid. Try: PUR Cosmetics 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15

PUR Cosmetics 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15

2

Ditch the sparkle

Matte eyeshadows are your most flattering choice in photos. Anything with shimmer will accentuate wrinkles and texture, and in photographs it can show up as white spots. Try: Napoleon Perdis Total Bae – Mark It! Sculpture Eyeshadow Palette

Napoleon Perdis Total Bae – Mark It! Sculpture Eyeshadow Palette

3

Define your brows

Shaped eyebrows frame your eyes and balance your features. If you haven’t already mastered the art, now’s the time – check out these six must-know eyebrow tips from Lucy Hale’s brow artist. Try: Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow and Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow and Goof Proof Brow Pencil

4

Line your lips

Define your pout for maximum smile impact. Apply lip liner using the same colour as your lippy or a nude shade. It will give your lips definition and you can make them look that touch fuller when you draw the line just outside your lip line. Try: NYX Cosmetics Retractable Lip Liner

NYX Cosmetics Retractable Lip Liner

5

Whiten your teeth

Science says whiter teeth make you appear more attractive. Start using teeth whitening strips – some can even remove up to 10 years of stains with visible results in just a week. Try: Oral-B 3D White Whitestrips

Oral-B 3D White Whitestrips

6

Create the illusion of big eyes

Brighten under your eyes to look refreshed. Use a concealer a shade lighter than your skin tone. Start with the applicator tip and follow the lines down from the inner corner of each eye, then blend outwards. Try: L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Concealer

L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Concealer

Now that your makeup is selfie-ready, follow Ricki-Lee's advice for snapping a great selfie.

For more makeup tips from Better Homes and Gardens, visit bhg.com.au

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Annie Millar is a Beauty Expert with more than 30 years experience in the Beauty Industry. Her qualifications include Life Coaching, Makeup Artistry, Beauty Therapy and Secondary Teaching. She is currently the Beauty and Lifestyle Editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine.