Are you one of “those” people who takes a lot of car selfies? Are you one of “those” people who makes fun of “those” people who take a lot of car selfies?
I’m not going to lie- with the exception of those in the beauty and makeup business, I do get a chuckle out of all these car selfies, they’ve almost taken the place of bathroom selfies. My sister knows people who post a car selfie for EVERY place they go. She also knows people who post non-car selfies EVERY place they go. She couldn’t understand how they managed to do this. She went so far as to try it, and took the selfies everywhere she went in a day- doctor’s office, lunch, parking lot, and her verdict? She said it was tiring. SO tiring.
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My sister couldn’t fathom how these people had the energy. Well, I’ll tell you what, she was right. When I started blogging and posting about products, I had to start taking selfies. Trust me, it IS exhausting. I also feel kind of “shallow” doing it, and it gets frustrating to try to remember to take these pics.
As for car selfies? Well, many of my friends in the beauty biz take a lot of car selfies. They are a bit self-conscious and self-deprecating about it, but it’s the best way for them to check their makeup for work. Often, they use some special technique, or a new product, that others can benefit from. So, while they may be somewhat embarrassed about posting selfies, they really ARE doing the rest of us a favor!
Once I started really getting into makeup, I realized that if I went outside, my makeup looked completely different, often really, really $hitty. How did I notice this? By looking into the rear-view mirror when pulling out of the driveway. So, I borrowed from my fellow beauty junkies. I learned that it’s always a good idea to take a car selfie, or at least put myself in natural light and look into the mirror before leaving for the day. This is how I’ve discovered splotchy foundation, crooked eyeliner, empty spots in my brows, you name it.
But, I did NOT give myself license to save all the selfies, as I did not see the need to post a new selfie to social media every single day…lol! But, I DO save the ones where I did something fun, or if it’s something I need for a blog post.
So, if you’re unsure about your makeup application, try checking your makeup in natural light, even take a car selfie (while PARKED), next time you step out. Don’t be shy!
*Free blue car clipart from dbclipart.com.