The first time I opened up my webcam and looked at myself, I was horrified. Who was this person with washed-out skin and droopy eyes? I couldn’t video chat with anyone!
Eventually I learned, however, that everyone looks bad on webcam. I started noticing that other girls had tricks to make themselves look more appealing. In fact, it seems that if you master these tricks, you can not only mitigate the ugly-making effects of a cheap webcam, you can come off looking hotter than you do in person.
I’ve performed some extensive research on this topic and broken it all down into the 8 Things Girls Do to Look Better on Video Chat.
1. Set the webcam to black & white
2. Strike a pose
Just because a webcam is a moving image, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be posing.
3. Half Smile
4. Don’t Show Your Whole Face
As Tyra says, “You’ve gotta know your angles.”
5. Let the Lighting Reflect Your Mood
If you’re feeling mysterious, go for the Dark Look:
Natural light will not only make you look angelic, it will also blur out any skin imperfections:
Or you can go for backlighting, which makes you look like maybe you run a photography studio in between video chats:
6. Show off your best features
8. Look like you’re having a good time
I think the most useful trick I’ve seen, however, is the girl who makes sure it looks like she’s having fun. I mean, even if you’re just having a lonely night talking to your long distance boyfriend over the Internet, it doesn’t mean you have to sit around in your pajamas.
Have any other tips for looking good while chatting?