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5 Tips for the Best Instagram Makeup Selfies in 2021

Jul 1, 2021 · 4 minutes read

Standing out on Instagram is all about maximizing your selfie game. After all, if you don’t look stunning and vibrant in a snap, your followers are likely to just keep scrolling. But when you maximize your look with a trendy makeup style like e girl, soft girl, or Instagram baddie look, you’ll instantly pop on everyone’s feed. Here are a few tips on how to take a good selfie for Instagram so you can look your best and score in the likes department.

5 Tips to Take a Good Makeup Selfie for Instagram

In addition to basic things like having good lighting and avoiding background clutter, there are a few more things you can try to make your Instagram selfies pop. We recommend five main tips for the best Instagram selfies, all of which you can achieve by using the free YouCam Makeup app.

There’s no need to drag out your makeup palette — add in your Instagram makeup virtually to avoid the mess. Below are the top 5 Instagram Makeup tips you can create easily with the free YouCam Makeup app.

#1. Add Instagram Baddie Eyelashes


Instagram is special for its full-screen view. Any image you upload will fill up the entirety of a user’s phone screen when they’re scrolling through their feed. This means that a close-up image with a focus on eye makeup can easily grab a user’s attention. They’ll be lured into the depths of your eyes as they try to see into your soul.

Eyelashes are also the essential makeup element for the trendy “Instagram baddie” style. Basically, an Instagram baddie is a person who’s always on trend and looking their best, whether that’s with on-point brows, perfectly styled outfits, or in this case, popping eyelashes.

Don’t know how or don’t have time to apply false eyelashes in real life? YouCam Makeup is here to help. Add false eyelashes effortlessly with YouCam Makeup. Your followers will rave over your luscious new lashes, all without realizing you added it in post-snap.

Read More>> How to Find the Best False Eyelashes for Everyday Wear

#2. Change Hair Color


Billie Eilish’s new hair color for Vogue quickly became one of Instagram’s top posts. The sleek blonde locks were a huge change from her previous lime green and black grunge look, which is maybe why the post generated so much traction. People were surprised to see her looking so different!

You can inspire as much interest with your own followers when you tweak your hair color with YouCam Makeup. All it takes is a few taps to get a drastically different look people will love. Find the hair color that makes you look your best.

Read More>> Top 5 Best Hair Color Trends 2021 You Can Try Before You Dye

#3 Effortless Plumped lips


When it comes to Instagram baddie aesthetics, a full, sexy signature nude lip is a must. Rather than placing 3 layers of lip gloss in real life for that Kylie Jenner lip effect, try YouCam Makeup’s smart lip plumping tool to add that mesmerizing lip effect in a tap.

>> How to Get Full Lips Without Lip Fillers: 2 Easy Ways

#4 Light Up With a Smile


It doesn’t matter what kind of Instagram makeup looks you’re trying — if you’re not smiling, you’re not showing off your full potential. Smiles are always a good choice when it comes to selfie expressions because they make it seem like you’re glowing with happiness.

Just check out the above picture of Emilia Clarke — she looks stunning with her genuine grin. And having the dog in her picture doesn’t hurt either! If you’re not confident in your smile, no worries. You can use the YouCam Makeup teeth whitening tool for a boost before posting. That way, your teeth will look sparkling and perfect without seeming washed out or fake. 

Read More>> Teeth Whitening: 3 Tips to Instantly Whiten Your Smile

#5 Effortless Face Lift


Everyone could use a little boost now and then. While you probably know the best angles to capture your best features, you can accentuate them, even more, when you apply makeup. Of course, getting things just right in person can be tricky, especially if you don’t often contour.

Obviously, celebrities like Kim Kardashian have makeup teams that can perfect their looks for them. But for the rest of us, that’s why YouCam Makeup comes with the best face shaping tools. You can use this feature to accentuate your face’s unique features. 

Read More>> 5 Fun Ways to Shape Your Face Like A-list Celebrities

Elevate Your Instagram Selfie with Easy Edits Now!

Test out all your Instagram selfie ideas with the help of YouCam Makeup. Download it now in the App Store or on Google Play.

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