The selfie craze

The selfie craze doesn’t seem to be dying anytime soon. Walk past a local landmark and you’re sure to see a couple of pouty picture takers, go to a nice restaurant and you’re likely to see a group of friends posing for endless selfies as their food slowly goes cold, but is the selfie culture affecting our spending habits?

The selfie craze It seems that the beauty industry is booming. According to L’Oreal, “The make-up boom is driven by the selfie generation, and the fast-growing use of social media, which focuses on appearance, self-expression and presentation. The new generations are reinventing uses, giving trends their own spin, and creating buzz for new looks.”

Lipstick is more popular than ever, seemingly because it makes you feel good and makes more of a statement on Instagram. And mobile phones are having to adapt to the trend, a phone without a flash at the front of the camera is obsolete these days. And the latest polaroid camera has its button at the front, great for selfies but very hard to take a regular pic!

What are your thoughts? Have you noticed your makeup spending increase or are you firmly against the selfie?

@all: To selfie or not to selfie, that is the question.

17 Comments

Vegastun • 23/05/2017 - 14:31

Personally not into taking selfies but have no issues with others taking them. The only thing is the pouting of lips, defiantly not my cup of tea.

mandy2003 • 23/05/2017 - 14:53

I just do fun ones with the kids rarely made up but occasionally a night out one will be taken. The world is selfie mad and I want my girls to enjoy natural photos so make them fun as my oldest daughter loves taking pictures of herself.

rochycoo • 23/05/2017 - 20:33

Love selfies, especially using Snapchat with all the crazy filters!

mariola_izabella76 • 23/05/2017 - 21:26

Do some selfies but has to have full on makeup ❤

lizardbush • 23/05/2017 - 21:53

I love selfies ( nobody else takes photos of me) - It's great to take pics of places you visit and activities you're doing but if you're in the photo it's so much more interesting . You can google photos or buy postcards otherwise, Just make sure the background is interesting.

Kiki • 24/05/2017 - 20:38

If you feel like supporting all these talentless and shallow reality stars/brands (Kardashians, TOWIE, Made in Chelsea, etc), then definitely your pouting selfies is the way forward! LOL.

nessgal29 • 10/06/2017 - 15:07

I like to think I don't take too many selfies...but when I look at my pics.. Most are of me lol and tbh I am the only one who takes pics of myself lol some people say I take loads.. But I like to look back on what I looked like ... And its good memories also. But I look at some people's selfies and think.. WOW they look great, why don't I look that good? Then their is the power of a lovely filter.. Which is good to use when you don't wear make- up.. I don't wear a lot of makeup like some girls do, I go for a more natural look.

KJHellens • 14/06/2017 - 16:29

I like taking selfies but usually only on a night out with my friends. Occasionally I take them using the fun filters on Snapchat but only if I happen to be on there which isn't very often...

Ellebell89 • 20/06/2017 - 12:07

I love a good selfie, but I tend to use the filters more than ever now rather than a face full of make up. Saying that, i did buy myself my first lippy! Matt baby pink just to make a Snapchat filter better! 😂

sunzstan • 21/06/2017 - 16:49

Im not into selfies but my teen daughter is.
I find her poses quite funny 😂

I love make up so don't need any excuse to buy any more.

K3llowe • 21/06/2017 - 18:45

I love a good selfie... Who doesn't? Filter is my best friend though!

mooscatsky • 21/06/2017 - 21:08

Narcissism in my opinion. Pouty fish lips just look stupid. Sorry for the negativity but surely there's more to life?!

Winbig53 • 21/06/2017 - 22:55

Yeah have to have selfies on a night out or with my grandkids my daughters are not so keen on doing selfies with me haha wonder why but no pout trouts xx

Gg87 • 22/06/2017 - 13:08

Erm I'm a self confessed selfie addict!!dont get me wrong I'm not vain(I don't think)but I love photos!!i love showing my kids pictures of them and there milestones!!and pictures of where I've been etc!!and my partner never snaps me with my kids!!so I tend to snap myself with them!haha.yet I have hundreds of him with them.i snap pics of me and my family and friends all the time!!i don't always share my selfies but I love to look back on the pictures and it just brings back the memories for me personally!!and if I'm having a down day I look at all my pics and remember the random conversations etc and that always cheers me up x

Srathore • 22/06/2017 - 15:43

I absolutely love selfies, even for a group picture, I really prefer the selfie option. I would really love to try the selfie stick. It's funny though as when you take a picture of a group on a selfie, everyone is focusing on how they look in the screen. My family and I find it hilarious and so much fun. Especially when you have a like 30 people to fit in the picture. I think tall people have the advantages of trying to fit everyone in. I love selfies 💋

jessiecrow • 23/06/2017 - 15:42

I love a good selfie, but I also tend to be shy about it in public. I am much more likely to selfie at home. I don't think my makeup spending has gone up. Im nearing 30 so I think it is going up anyway as I start to move away from own brands and Barry M and move towards slightly higher end products! :)

Jojomoore45 • 23/06/2017 - 17:06

I love selfies when I look good and always take loads with my little boy who loves the camera ! I think everyone should do selfies as makes you feel good to smile 😊😊

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