Who needs Instagram filters anyway? Smashbox Cosmetics has designed the first make-up kit designed especially for selfie addicts.
We’re practicing our best selfie angles already!
The flawless Alesha Dixon was first to test the selfie kit, describing it as “the new saviour of my make-up bag”.
We’re taking snapping AND make-up inspo from Kim Kardashian West. In case you missed it, she has her own bumper book of selfies, Selfish, and is set to launch her own beauty tutorials.
So what’s included in the limited edition Selfie Kit? You’ll find a Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Full Exposure Mascara and LA Lights Hollywood & Highlight, especially curated by Smashbox experts to take *the* perfect selfie.
A massive 17 million selfies are uploaded in the UK every week. Whether you’re a big contributor to the figures, or selfie newbie, founder of Global Creative for Smashbox Cosmetics Davis Factor has the following tips:
STEP 1: Lighting is *everything*. Find the most natural light to add brightness and avoid shadows on your face.
STEP 2: Turn away from the camera at an angle – whenever you face the camera straight on, you’ll be shown at your widest.
STEP 3: To find the ideal position for your phone while shooting hold your arm straight out, then lift up slightly to just above eye level.
Boost your selfie skills with the HTC Desire 620 phone. The Smashbox Kit has been designed to match the selfie features of the smartphone – think five mega-pixel front-facing camera, so no fuzzy faces.
You can even experiment with your look post-picture using the Live Make-up beauty editing tool. We’re hooked!
The limited edition run of 150 HTC X Smashbox Selfie Kit is £48, available to buy from the Smashbox website now. Prepare for an Insta posting marathon.