7 Perfect Celeb Selfies We Can All Learn From (PHOTOS)

Adriana Velez | Jul 11, 2014 Beauty & Style

selfieI take the worst selfies. Honestly, I have no idea what I'm doing when I hold that phone up to my face and click. What's with this special talent for making myself look all derpy? Clearly I need help. And so, I'm turning to the pros. I figure, who better to show me how to take a FLATTERING selfie than celebrities! And so, here are some of the best celeb selfies I've seen lately, and what we can all learn from them.

P.S. This post is a duck-lips free zone!

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  • Beyonce's Makeup-Free Selfie Is Flawless



    We loved Beyonce's "I woke up like this" photo. But notice she's not looking straight at the camera, and she's not exposing her whole face. The lighting is diffused (flattering), her head is slightly turned, and her hand is covering some of her face. She's also making a cute grimace, so she's clearly not taking this too seriously.

  • Jessica Simpson's Selfie Shows Her Best Angle


    Jessica Simpson/Instagram

    Jessica Simpson has her head turned to the side just a bit, and her head is off-center. She's also pointing her chin down, an effect you see a lot that subtly makes the eyes and cheekbones look a bit larger. And she used a flattering filter.

  • Kourtney Kardashian's Selfie Is Hiding Something


    Kourtney Kardashian is hiding half of her face with her hair, and she's turned slightly at an angle. It's a sexy look. And then there's that crazy effect with the bright light, which also makes this a more interesting picture.

  • Lupita Nyong'o Goes Partial Selfie


    Luptia Nyong'o/Instagram

    Lupita Nyong'o is actually so gorgeous, she has plenty of full-face, stright-on selfies and she gets away with it. But check out this fun photo -- just a corner of her face. Because she's just. So. Damn. Cool.


  • Taylor Swift in Black and White With a Glam Friend


    Taylor Swift/Instagram

    It's a brave woman who dares to take and post a selfie with a model! Here's Taylor Swift posing with Karlie Kloss, and they both look cool thanks to the black and white filter. Taylor points her chin downward for that big eyes/cheekbones effect, and Karlie has her head turned. Their faces come together at an angle -- it's a great photo. Is this even a real selfie, or did someone else take this -- I wonder?

  • Katy Perry's Selfie With Bonus VP


    Katy Perry/Instagram

    Katy Perry borrowed our nation's vice president for her selfie. This one ... well, it's a little harder to copy. (Yo, Biden -- call me?) But Katy has her head turned at an angle and she's holding the camera diagonally.

  • What We Learned From the Celeb Selfies


    Alexa Chung/Instagram

    So what did we learn?

    1. Find your best angle -- don't look at the camera straight-on.

    2. Use a flattering filter.

    3. Hide part of your face or show only part of it in the frame.

    4. Point your chin down a bit.

    5. Position your face off-center.

    6. Don't look like you're taking this selfie business very seriously at all (even though you totally are and you're taking like 20 different shots to get the perfect one).

    7. When in doubt, get some older world leader to make you look comparably hotter.

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