Everyone wants their selfie game to be strong; that’s the ultimate goal of social media. Unfortunately, so many people have no idea what they’re doing while snapping pictures of themselves. Girls end up looking drab instead of fab, and honestly just plain bad. Not only that but cheesy captions and poorly times posts can ruin your selfie just as much. Sadly, most girls out there don’t take the time to do their research on what girl selfies strategies are the best. Fortunately, today we’re breaking down the best tips for girl selfies. Guys, if you’re curious to read on, but this is for girls only.
1. Know your lighting
Bad lighting can ruin a selfie. It’s like a cardinal rule, so you better pay attention. Bad lighting like fluorescent and bright, unnatural light does little to help our skin and hair. It can make girls look washed out, and highlight flaws such as blemishes, oily skin, and flyaway hairs. Typically, dimmer lighting is super flattering for everyone. You know the saying everyone looks better in candlelight? Well, it’s true! Also, generally, outside natural light is very flattering and highlights girls feature way better than artificial light. Although these tips will help you, remember that it could differ and change for each person, so try options out to find what works for you.
2. Do what works for you.
Sure, this is a very general tip, but it might be the most important too. There are so many social media models and supermodels out there that average girls want so desperately to impersonate. You’ll see an outfit, or a pose, or an edit- truly anything- and might want to try it for yourself. While we encourage you to experiment, don’t force yourself to take a particular selfie because that’s what you see everyone else doing it. For example, if you know you look bad with lip liner and lip stain, but you want to look like all the make-up heavy models on Instagram- don’t! Or if you’re encouraged to take a half-nude selfie because everyone else is reconsider. Do what works for you. People will know when you’re trying to be something you’re not. Stay true to who you are and what you like and run with it.
3. Don’t post too many.
Some girls can get away with posting loads and loads of girl selfies (models, celebrities) but average girls like you and me can’t. If you post selfie after selfie on social media people will label you as a selfie whore or a narcissist. Switch it up and maybe post one selfie for every 5-6 pictures. It’s important to keep a balance on your social media profiles. If you’re not famous, no one cares about your face that much, we hate to tell you. People will get annoyed with you and hit the unfollow button. Becoming more conscious of this will also allow you to only post the best selfies.
4. Choose fitting captions.
You might think that a selfie is great or bad simply based on the picture, but that’s not true. Believe it or not, a caption can make or break a selfie. Haven’t you seen a selfie of a girl in a bikini, then the caption is some cheesy quote about the future? Yeah, we’re sure you can come up with a million other examples of captions that simply didn’t work with girl selfies. If you can’t think of a fitting caption, put no caption or just a few fitting emojis. Trust us, that’s a way better option than putting depressing song lyrics or a corny quote that is totally irrelevant. Be mindful of what works and what doesn’t. You can do this by going on the explore page and looking at other examples.
5. Post at the right time.
One of the worst outcomes of posting a selfie is getting a low amount of likes. No matter how vain it is, everyone wants to get a ton of likes on their selfie. One of the fastest ways to get a low number of likes is posting it at the wrong time. The worst times to post a selfie is early in the morning or in the middle of the day, say noonish. Early in the morning is bad because people are up and getting ready for work or class, so they’re not checking their social media. Middle of the day, people are in work or class, so they’re not on their phones. The prime time to post a selfie is 7 pm or later, because everyone is home, winding down, and checking their phones because they have the time.
6. Switch it up.
If you always post the same kind of selfies, you’ll damage your likes and your followers, because you’re boring. Switch it up by trying different angles, poses, sceneries, and more. There are so many ways to make your selfie more interesting than simply a face shot while you’re sitting in your bedroom. Take advantage of the situations you’re in to take a great selfie. Examples of this would be traveling, seeing a funny poster, seeing a cool backdrop in a cafe- anything. Be creative and change up your selfies so that you don’t become totally predictable.
7. Don’t be cliche.
Everyone hates cliches because they’re overdone and tired. Don’t do the selfie cliches, like duck face, skanky poses on the bed or god forbid the peace sign. All of these cliche selfie options and more have been done over and over again, so it’s best to let it die. You don’t want to be that cliche person that everyone makes fun of for trying too hard.
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