As some of you may know, I’ve made a shift in my hobby/business life and now sell an awesome long lasting liquid lip color and other makeup and skin care from SeneGence. It’s pretty much the bomb and I’m absolutely loving the work, people, and products. You can check out my products and get to know me better by joining my FB community at:
BUT, makeup work requires amazing selfies, and amazing Selfies require amazing lighting.
A professional style ring light goes for around $150 on Amazon, which is enough to make me want to hold off on buying one. (I’ll stick with my afternoon window selfies, thank you very much).
That is, until my wonderful friend and upline sponsor shared this amazing, simple, and genius tutorial with me, made by our fellow SeneSister, Siara Martin.
Siara takes AMAZING lip photos and is awesome enough to share her work with the rest of us. Here are the deets from her tutorial:
“List of things you need:
2.18″ or 20″ wire wreath.
Here’s an example:FloraCraft, 20” Wire Wreath Form https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DE2J0X8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_8FyJybZS573AB
I got my wreath from Hobby Lobby with 40% off coupon and it ended up being like 2-3$
3.Daylight White LED strip lights (1.5 for 18″ and 2 for 20″). Here’s the link:
LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip (Daylight White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HSF65MC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_w3aEybZ4EP3FV
Optional: What I use to hold my phone up for live videos: 2-in-1 Mobile Phone Car Mount, Holder, Secure Phone/GPS to Windshield or Air Vent, Padded, Adjustable Grips, Fits Iphone 6 6+ 5 Galaxy S6 S5 Phones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N4J9J9W/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_EdidzbB7F5G3W
Optional: someone added suction cups to the back of theirs and suctioned it to their mirror (brilliant!) Here’s a link of some as an example:
Darice Suction Cup without Hooks, 20mm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018N26LY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_bMyJybDEG6J08
OR suction cups with hooks and hang your light.
Mudder 45mm Bathroom Kitchen Suction Cup Wall Hooks Hangers, 12 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F76BPAU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_tOyJybNPWTHWM
Tape can help keep everything together on the backside but isn’t required.
An 18″ ring light will cost about 20-25$
A 20″ ring light will cost about 30$
Reasons you need a ring light:
1) See your face in correct and bright enough lighting when doing your makeup
2) Do pretty live videos
3) Take clean pretty pictures of stuff. (Not just your face!)
4) You can hang, clip, lean anywhere you want and can move around with you.
5) Super affordable!”
You can watch her tutorial here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourlipswithsiara/permalink/1542760539085373/
So, does the ring light really improve your photos, here’s a before and after comparison using some pretty awful pajama selfies I just took 😂.
Um, awkward much? I must love you guys for sharing this one with you. We like family, yo.
Yeah, I’d say this here ring light is a winner. I’m still working on the perfect mounted position for the light on the bathroom mirror, and I think I’ll get me one of those pretty sparkly photo backdrops eventually (no more shampoo cameos). I also got a cheap cell phone tripod from Amazon that I really like so far (in all 1 time I’ve used it… but you know #expert).
Acuvar 50″ Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod and Universal Smartphone Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SHJPMEU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_J6D74xa3lUALO
I was so grateful to Siara for this tutoria, and I hope you find it useful too! Happy shooting! 💁💡📱