How do you beautify yourself? Follow a strict cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine for clear and glowing skin? Eat lots of fresh fruit and veg for healthy whites of your eyes and pimple free skin? Drink lots of water? Invest in top quality makeup that plays well with your skin and enhances your natural features? Maybe you do a combination of all of the above?
Well, there is another alternative. Or at least, an addition to what you currently do. Modern technology has allowed all sorts of different developments in terms of what you can do to beautify yourself! You can add filters, colors, editing little bits or editing whole streams of photos. There are a number of apps, websites and tools out there to help you do this. And social media has cottoned on also. Here too you can find different ways to enhance your looks and your friends look.
So, let’s take a peek at a handful of social media and digital beauty hacks you should totally know by now!
Step up your filter game
Photo editing is by no means a new phenomenon. However, it used to be something reserved for the rich and famous, and professional photographers.
If you aren’t filtering your photographs, you simply aren’t doing yourself justice! Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram have three of the best filter offerings available. Let’s take a closer look at each.
First up, Facebook. Facebook was pretty late to the filter game, but has caught up at last! Nowadays, if you upload a photo direct from your mobile to your account, you usually get the option to add a filter. There are a number options that make the photo look slightly different, or totally different.
Next up, Snapchat! It doesn’t seem that long again that Snapchat was a filter-free place. However, those days seem long gone now! If you take a picture now, of yourself or someone else, hold a finger on the face area. It will give you a white outline of your face. From there you can pick which filter you can use! Some are rather unflattering, others are humourous! However, there are some that look great. You can get flower crowns, or cute animal ears! Or even fake makeup looks! But did you know that you can also get snapchat filters by downloading them online?
Third and finally, let’s look at Instagram. They’re kind of the pioneers of the best filters aren’t they?! They don’t change their filters too often, but in that way that is a blessing! You can really get to know the different types and what they do to your face and appearance.You’ve also got the black and white ones, like ‘Moon’. There are three black and white ones and each offers a little something different.
As with all of these filters, each is flattering to different hair and skin tones. Get to know which makes you look the most beautiful and you won’t regret it!
Ever taken a great bunch of pictures of yourself, but just can’t pick your favorite? Then use a digital collage-making tool to put them all together. Websites like PicMonkey can help, and most of their colleague templates are free of charge. Of course, you can also use filters here too!
Try out new hairstyles and makeup looks from your own home!
You have been able to use websites to try different and unusual hairstyles on yourself for a while now. However, it never used to look all that convincing! However, this has been rectified now that technology has moved on! There are also general virtual makeover tools out there that fix up and edit your entire look. Some of the best ones are totally free, so you don’t need to spend money to try this out yourself.
So, start by editing your hair color! You can try loads of different lengths, but be guided by what suits your face shape. Different face shapes suit different hair styles. You can also try out color risk-free, and don’t have to worry about damaging your hair. Or making the wrong choice!
Next, try out some new makeup looks. If you’ve always wanted to try green eyeshadow, you can without needing to invest in anything financial. If you want to try a new look, try a new lip color. If you always resort to bright red, try something different. How about a bright coral orange, or a deep, dark plum? You might think it won’t suit but you might be pleasantly surprised!
Hi, I’m Anna the Editor of Beauty and Lace. This website was my first baby and since its launch, I’ve gained three kids, a husband, and a puppy! We want to keep this space positive, we are all about sharing the things we love – and avoiding the things we don’t. Happy reading x