How To Beauty Hack Your Way To A Better Selfie

Photographed by Janell Shirtcliff.

but first, lemme nail that beauty routine…

The selfie has gone from private practice to public spectacle. Now, there is no shame is raising your arm above your head, finding your light, and taking a quick photo of yourself. You were just feeling your look, right? Can you live? You can live! You can even thrive. Mastering your best angle is but one step toward taking a better selfie. Lighting is another, but how you make up your face is also key. Of course, your selfies should always reflect your personality and style. With that said, we've found that a fresh glow and natural makeup look translates best in selfies. It highlights your features without hiding them. We teamed up with Clinique and Acacia Brinley to show you how to accentuate what you already have and bring your A game to the selfie arena. Ready? Set. Pose.

Photographed by Janell Shirtcliff; Makeup by Natalie Malchev; Nails by Miss Pop; Hair by Bobby Eliot; Styled by Dani Michelle.

Photo courtesy of Sephora.

The first step towards a perfect selfie look is cleansing the face. Makeup artist Natalie Malchev cleaned Brinley's using Clinique's Liquid Facial Soap and patting Pep-Start cream under and around the eye's orbital area, using her ring finger. The peptides—which are essentially amino acids that affect your skin's collagen—in the cream wake up the areas around the eye, making them look brighter.

Clinique, Pep-Start Eye Cream, $26.50, available exclusively at Sephora