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Let’s face it: selfies have basically become a bona fide photographic genre in recent years, and there’s no longer a halo of shame for posting them incessantly to social media, and attempting to improve them with the help of some flattering filters, editing apps, and some good old fashioned staged lighting.
While I personally love a good filter — my current favorites happen to be Instagram’s proprietary “Reyes,” and VSCO’s O.G. “G3” — I’ve come to learn that the best kept “secret” to a flawless self-portrait is using a ring light to brighten up your features and blur the look of imperfections.
Seriously, whether you want to give your selfies a slight upgrade or just want to look a bit more awake during your conference calls, investing in a complexion-enhancing ring light accessory will literally give you an instant boost. In fact, I’m pretty much convinced that ring lights are the magic behind the filter-like quality you see in perfectly-lit videos and pictures taken by professional photographers, bloggers, and videographers.
The best thing is that you don’t have to get a full-sized lighting set-up to reap the benefits of ring lighting — there are plenty of tiny phone attachments that pop on and off your smartphone super easily. Below, check out some of our favorite models to try out for yourself.
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1. Auxiwa Clip on Selfie Ring Light
This clip-on ring light fixture emits a soft and ultra-flattering light that diffuses imperfections and improves the overall quality of the image. Designed with a rechargeable battery, it also features a scratch-resistant sponge to protect your lens.
2. Meifigno Selfie Ring Light
This advanced phone light attachment is designed with three different lighting settings for a customized effect: warm, cool, and white as well as eight different brightness modes.
3. LITTIL Selfie One – Rechargeable Ring Light Clip-on
Choose between three different lighting tones—warm, cool, and natural—as well as four brightness levels. You’ll be able to take photos wherever you go, whether you’re on your phone, tablet, or laptop. As a free bonus gift, you’ll also get an exclusive course on how to take quality selfies.
4. Hongdayi Clip On Selfie Light
Equipped with three different lighting settings and a dimmer, this advanced clip-on ring light makes low light photography easy. It’s great for taking airbrushed-looking selfies, without flipping through tons of filters.
5. XINBAOHONG Selfie Ring Light
This easy-to-use ring light attachment gives your light an instant boost without being bulky and weighing down your phone. It also features a silicone gel shield that protects your phone from scratches and damage.