How to Take the Perfect #selfie by Celebrity Makeup Artist Mary-Ashanti: Step 3

YOUR STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO THE PERFECT #SELFIE: STEP 3

Hey loves!! I'm back with day three of How to take the perfect selfie aka how to execute a SMIZE! :) Today's post is going to be short because, let me tell you, you will need all the time you can get to PRACTICE, lol. It took me countless hours of selfies to master this move, but once you get it, you will look like a boss in every selfie-- have folks saying yaaassssssss!!! #selfiequeen

STEP #3: SMIZE
If you don't know, smizing is, it's simply smiling with your eyes, combine the two words and you have smize (sometimes spelled smeyes but I think smize is way more fun)! The epic Tyra Banks taught me by age 15 that a photo with no smize is pointless-- so we have some work to do. There is also a thin line between a perfect smize and looking annoyed which is why practice is so important. To help you get this down I've come up with what I call the Smize Exercise and please don't even think I'm joking.

This is even better when done with a bestie. Personally, I would do it all the time and crack up with my friends, so text a friend to come help you out and get practicing!

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    Me smizing in some of my more recent selfies!

  Me smizing in some of my more recent selfies!

 

PRO Tip: The Smize EXERCISE

Step 1: Smile

Step 2: Keep your eyes in the same position but release your smile (I like to keep my mouth slightly open)

Step 3: Slightly squint your eyes

Step 4: Practice over and over again until you can do it on demand without cracking up!

 

Does this sound absolutely nuts, YES.. But guess who now can kill a smize and feels great after a bit of practice and a ton of laughter?! YOU!

Enjoy :)

xoxo,

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