How to Take the Best Selfie, According to the Pros

It’s safe to say that the selfie has become mainstream at this point. Which is why there’s more interest than ever as to how to perfect the art (according to some—ahem, Kim Kardashian—it is indeed an art). Since the birth of the selfie, we’ve picked up quite a few expert tips and tricks from bloggers, celebrities, stylists, and the like. For your convenience, we've compiled them all so you can spend less time searching and more time perfecting your pose. 

Scroll down to see every selfie trick you need to know!




One universally flattering selfie angle: Hold the camera above eye level and turn your face at a three-quarter angle. (A pair of cute PJs and red lipstick don't hurt either.)




Post a silly, humorous selfie every once in a while to lighten the mood. Scroll through Chrissy Teigen’s account for research.




The best lighting for selfies is found in airport bathrooms, according to selfie queen Kim Kardashian.




Photos that use the Mayfair filter get the most likes.




Blogger and Instagram aficionado Rumi Neely’s facial expression of choice? A smirk.




Wear a little extra blush.




Jennifer Lopez’s best advice? Turn in a circle with your phone held high in front-facing camera mode until you find the best light before taking the photo.




If natural lighting isn’t available, use the Ty-Lite, a phone case with built-in lights, created by Beyoncé’s stylist.




Kim Kardashian’s favorite photo-editing app is Perfect365.

What’s your best selfie tip? Tell us in the comments below! If you're feeling inspired, shop cool iPhone covers.

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