Shay Mitchell, pro-Instagram user, reveals some tips and tricks for her followers in order to live their best life on social media.
The actress, who recently starred in the show You, is known for her amazing travel, fashion and beauty photography. Her page would push anyone to have wanderlust. But Mitchell’s social media is more than just an exercise in vanity.
The Pretty Little Liars actress told E!, “It’s so important to take time to design the life you want to live, as opposed to looking at how other people are living their life. You’re never going to be able to please everybody, so social media is just my tool to share my experiences and inspire people and let them know what’s out there.”
She added that she would advise her friends and followers to connect with themselves before putting everything out there on social media.
She said, “We’re so bombarded with images and noises at all hours, it’s nice to have a black screen and just have a conversation with yourself. As crazy as that may seem, sometimes you can get a lot of answers and realize a lot of things you may be asking when you have a moment to yourself.”
She also talked about whether she has a limit to what she is willing to share on social media, given that she recently revealed her miscarriage.
She said, “To be honest, I do have a limit to social media, whether it looks like it or not. Being so active on social media, and seeing the positive and negative effects that it can have on anybody. I really did realize how important it is to connect to yourself.”
One of Mitchell’s first tips to her fans is that they have to try new things all the time. She said, “I’m going to continue to try new things, whether it be hair or makeup. I just have fun with it and I think that’s how beauty should be looked at.”
She also said she thinks people should do makeup in natural light and keep their look natural as well. That is one of her own personal goals as well. She said, Also, [I’m] trying to wear less skin makeup and letting my skin breathe more, and trying to only use concealer as opposed to using full foundation. That’s going to be one of my goals this year.”
She also said that blush should be a staple for everyone, saying, “To be honest with you, I’ve never been one for blush. But, because Buxom came out with their new 12-hour wear blush, I love it because I was finding that blush was the first thing to come off of my face when I’d get my makeup done. Now, I see why everyone does love blush. It adds a youthful glow and makes the rest of your makeup come together.”
She also said she keeps makeup essentials on her always and advises everyone else to do the same. She said, “A foundation with an SPF, a primer and BB cream. Obviously, I always have a lip polish, the Buxom blush..oh, and a mascara.”
Mitchell’s has recently collaborated with Buxom Cosmetics.