How to selfie like a su­per

With over 7 mil­lion In­sta­gram fol­low­ers, who bet­ter than su­per­model Alessan­dra Am­bro­sio to break it down for us?

Glamour (South Africa) - - Beauty Flash A-list Secrets -

Know your light

“Look for the best light and you won’t need a fil­ter. Nat­u­ral light is good, but on a grey day, it can cast shad­ows. I like a beauty light – that one you get around the mir­rors in a stu­dio.”

Play with your an­gles

“Ev­ery­one’s face is dif­fer­ent, so prac­tise to find your best an­gle. Don’t take pho­tos from be­low – lift your arm slightly above your head.”

Up the shine

“Shiny hair that re­flects the light is key. An in-sa­lon treat­ment will make it shim­mer.”

Boost your vol­ume

“I use [1] L’oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel Vol­ume­try Anti-grav­ity E ect Vol­ume Spray ( R320). It’s so light, but works well.”

Get the right hair colour

“I’ve changed mine a few times, but I never went too far away from my nat­u­ral tone. At the Balmain show, I wore a blonde wig. It looked great, but for real life, I need a warmer blonde.”

My makeup rules

“I don’t do full- on makeup and only wear con­cealer if I’m not work­ing. I use eye­liner at the cor­ners for a flick and a creamy blush and bronzer, and have nat­u­ral shiny lips.” We like: [2] L’oréal Paris Su­per Liner Black ‘n’ Sculpt ( R159.95), [3] Smash­box Stu­dio Skin 24 Hour Wa­ter­proof Con­cealer ( R350) and [4] The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Deep Berry ( R150).

Oluchi On­weagba and Genevieve Nnaji. Bella Ha­did and Naomi Camp­bell.

Kar­lie Kloss and Gigi Ha­did.

Jasmine Tookes

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