How to get the perfect Instagram pic
Is becoming Insta-famous your goal? Do you want a gazillion likes? Well look no further and try these four fool-proof tips to upgrade your game, on the gram.
1. Lighting, Lighting, Lighting
So, we all know the time to get a flawless selfie is during the holy-grail golden hour, right? Well, when it comes to snapping the perfect flat-lay, lighting is still your number one pal.
Whether it’s a selfie or beauty shelfie, ensure to stick to natural lighting for an image that’s all-round bright, bold and beautiful.
Top Tip: avoid fluorescent lighting at all costs, it’s THE ultimate enemy of your glow’ up progress. Thank us later.
2. It’s all about the angles
We all have one, it’s just a case of working out what works for you! For a fire photo take a page out of the queen of selfies, Kim Kardashians handbook.
Step 1: Keep your chin down
Step 2: Hold the camera higher than face level
Step 3 (optional): Work the pout. Alternatively, find yourself an Insta-BFF and work out together your favourite side.
3. Know your theme
For those with an enviable Instagram aesthetic, consistency is key. Using apps like Later and Grid-It can help you plan your grid structure and ensure you always post pics that are relevant to your theme. If a little bit of spontaneity is more your vibe, jazz up photos with pops of colour, invest in colourful props or add a few of your fave beauty buys into the background (hello, The Artistry Palette!). It always helps to go out and about and explore your surroundings, find fun new backgrounds for any OOTD’s or the cutest coffee shop for any flat-lays.
4. Confidence is Key
Feel like a boss = look like a boss, sounds great on paper, right? Well sometimes it may not be that simple; for days when you need to perk up your pose, channel your inner diva and add a pop of highlighter from the Trendsetter Pro Highlight Palette or a bold lip to your release inner Beyoncé, our pick to do so? The Mixed Metals Lip Kit, obvs.