Everyone has wondered how influencers manage to get flawless mirror selfies at the perfect angle without any smudges, while you’re unable to replicate the same frames at home.
But savvy social media users think that they have the answer as they have claimed that influencers don’t actually use a mirror to take their flawless snaps.
A theory shared on Reddit has caused uproar across Twitter after it was claimed that influencers are actually using another camera to take their selfies, rather than a mirror.
Social media users have claimed that influencers don’t actually use a mirror to take their flawless snaps (pictured, Kara Del Toro, who has admitted to using the sneaky technique)
It was claimed that influencers put another camera or a phone on a tripod opposite them, use the self-timer to take the picture (pictured, Instagram influencer Danielle Bernstein)
It was explained that influencers put another camera or a phone on a tripod opposite them and use the self-timer on that device to take the picture, while they simply hold their other mobile phone in their hand as a prop.
The Reddit user wrote: ‘Ever since I found out influencers don’t actually use mirrors but just another camera when taking “mirror” selfies, my life has not known peace.’
People have been left completely gobsmacked after the shocking revelation, saying they felt ‘bamboozled’ by the ‘fake’ mirror pictures.
One person commented: ‘Sorry, but I don’t know how to process the fact influencers are faking mirror pictures.’
An Oxford Brookes University student (pictured) admitted to using the sneaky hack, saying she thought she was being ‘really smart’ with her little-known technique
The theory, shared on Reddit (above), caused uproar across social media, with Twitter users saying they felt ‘bamboozled’ by the ‘fake’ smudge-free mirror photographs
Twitter users were left completely gobsmacked after the revelation, with one person even admitting they had just spent an ‘obscene amount of money’ on a mirror to take pictures
While another fumed: ‘I’ve been bamboozled by the influencers!!!! No one talk to me about this pls I’m feeling sensitive because I JUST SPENT AN OBSCENE AMOUNT OF MONEY ON A BIG BIG MIRROR TO TAKE OUTFIT PICS’
And a third penned: ‘Just found out that influencers don’t take mirror selfies, someone just takes a pic of them holding their phone. ruined my whole night’
A fourth wrote: ‘Yeah… phone cameras are set to wide angle which are NOT good for taking portraits.
‘They make faces look round. Those perfect mirror selfies? Probably shot with a 35mm-85mm lenses.’
Danielle Bernstein, who goes by weworewhat on Instagram, was just one of the influencers who people claimed was taking her mirror selfies without actually using a mirror.
Meanwhile, Ella Emhoff, the stepdaughter of US Vice President Kamala Harris, was also involved in the theory, after she shared an apparent mirror selfie while outside.
Ella Emhoff (above), the stepdaughter of US Vice President Kamala Harris, was also involved in the theory, after she shared an apparent mirror selfie while outside
One Twitter user couldn’t believe that they hadn’t noticed Ella’s picture was outdoors, commenting: ‘Wait she’s outside on a patio in that first picture how didn’t we realize this earlier’
Other Twitter users admitted they use the technique themselves, with an Oxford Brookes University student saying she thought she was being ‘really smart’ with the little-known technique.
The woman, who goes by seawitch on Twitter, wrote: ‘I’m not an influencer but I do this all the time and thought I was being really smart didn’t realise this was a thing.’
Influencer Kara Del Toro, who boasts 1.6million Instagram followers, recently took to TikTok where she admitted she uses the sneaky technique to take her flawless and smudge-free snaps.
After sharing the handy hack, she posted an array of ‘mirror’ pictures to Instagram, quipping: ‘If you follow me on TikTok you probably know the secret behind these photos.’