So you want a take a selfie? There are a few tried-and-true "rules" to getting the perfect photo, whether you're an Instagram star or just getting your feet wet in the self-taken photo world. For starters? The matte lip trend is huge right now because of the flawless finish it gives in photos. There are so many matte formulas out there to choose from, but try starting with a version that doesn't feel dry on the lips. Try highlighting your cupid's bow, too, to draw attention to your lip area. It creates the perfect sheen, which accentuates your pout. As for the actual photo? High angles are your friends, good lighting is key, and forget the filters. Seriously. Check out the video to learn a few other key tips — like how to instantly perfect your skin — and let us know in the comment section below your favorite Instagram photo tricks. On Kirbie: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ in Seduction, $9
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