Just because ‘selfie’ was crowned word of the year in 2013, doesn’t mean that everyone got a lesson in how to snap one right. Yes? So just in case, like us, you too were late to the selfie snapping game, here’s the stuff that no one tells your publicly but expects you to know anyway…
 

You’re never going to get it right just once

You’re never going to get it right just once

There’s no way to master the selfie. Sometimes, the light just isn’t right or you notice a zit you swore you didn’t have when you woke up or you actually look like your real self. How disappointing, no? Just kidding! Expect a lot of takes and retakes till you find the most flattering angle. Apart from a fab looking selfie, expect some major arm exercise.
We recommend: Practice, practice and more practice. Don’t publish all your attempts, though.

 

Location scouting

Location scouting

It might be one of the most vain things in the world, but subtract some effort from the pouting and spend some effort scouting. Sure, no one’s supposed to look at what’s in the background but then again, no one’s supposed to spend so much time taking photos of themselves either. Right? We recommend: Lay your favourite fabric behind you or find a blank wall at home to shoot in front of.

 

Don’t be afraid to take help

Don’t be afraid to take help

Since you’ve already decided to take a selfie, you might as well make sure you’re looking your very best. Just a little gloss, some mascara and a dab of your favourite BB cream can go a long way in getting you selfie ready. It’s quite obvious - if you are going to put yourself on display, you want to share something that’s easy on the eyes. Plus, we know it’s not really a contest, but everyone’s fishing for that little heart of a notification.
We recommend: The Pond’s White Beauty BB Cream thatgives you instant coverage and a radiant skin-tone.

 

Your selfie should look like you

Your selfie should look like you

Does your selfie look like your selfie? Whether it’s the face you’re making or the lipstick you’re wearing, the way you pout or the caption of your image for that matter– all of it should look and sound like you. There’s a certain disappointment in thinking someone looks a certain way and then meeting them in person to see no justice done to that image (in a bad way, we mean). We recommend: Finding one quirk (could be red lips, a cat eye, a background or a tone of voice) and sticking by it.

So do you think you’re prepped enough to take a selfie? Pond’s is looking to put your face on a billboard. All you need to do is snap your best selfie – one that could light up a billboard and share it with us here. Think you’re up for it? Start snapping!