Posting selfies has become the ultimate act of self-expression on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. But how does one take the ultimate selfie? Meaning one where your face looks flawless, the lighting is sultry and there are no duck lips in sight. Not to worry—makeup artist Mathias Alan has a few tricks up his sleeve for capturing the perfect face-only shot.
First, keep your lips in line—avoid making duck lips or over-the-top pouts.
"No. 1: no duck face," Mathias said. "You look totally immature and that is not becoming of a lady."
Goofy lip looks aside, nabbing the perfect selfie is about positioning your cell phone, as well. Too high and the lighting is wrong, too low and suddenly your followers have a not-so-flattering nostril view.