Some people love to point their phone’s camera right at their face for some radical selfie loving while others dread the lens in self-conscious trepidation. No matter which side of the spectrum you fall upon, the impromptu photo is an unavoidable way of life and it pays to be prepared!
Love or loathe to pose, you have the chance to turn a chore into an art form – measure your selfie know-how against this short checklist so you can put your best face forward at any given moment.
Face down, eyes up; instantly more flattering than a straight-on shot.
Smile with your eyes; Tyra made ‘smize’ happen for a reason.
Decide what you’re doing with your mouth; pout, pursed smile or toothy smile.
Tilt your head from left to right to see if you have a ‘side’; Most people have a preference.
Three popular go-to poses; peace sign, hand on hips, tongue out.
Memorise a particularly hard-hitting one of these vanity morsels so you’re armed with ammo the next time someone slings a camera in your face without much warning, or for when you find yourself in the midst of a self-portraiture crisis but still want to look bangin’.
Selfie ready? You woke up like this (*WINK*)