The Celeb-Approved Secrets to Looking Good on Your Next Selfie

No filters required!

By the Beauty Beat Team

Filters are great. But admittedly, we do have the tendency to get caught up in the Instagram version of ourselves. Sometimes, going back to the basics just feels so refreshing—and this applies even to your selfies! Filter-free photos allow your natural beauty to shine, and of course, the best way to do so is with great, natural lighting. Here are seven celeb selfies to get inspiration from. Plus, bonus beauty tricks for extra ~ganda~ points!

1. Kathryn Bernardo proves that a little accessorizing (like a flower tucked behind her ear accented by multiple earrings) can go a long way when taking a selfie.

Bonus Beauty Tip: Also the perfect accessory? Gorgeous brows! Go for that au naturel look with a brow mascara or easy-to-blend brow powder.


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2. Find a window with great lighting and snap away a la Jessy Mendiola! Don’t forget to swipe on some cheek tint to cop her rosy glow.

Bonus Beauty Tip: For a more seamless-looking flush, apply a thin layer of concealer on cheeks before blending your tint. This also keeps your blush from looking streaky.


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3. Try to catch the sunlight then smize (smile with your eyes) like Janine Gutierrez for a double tap-worthy selfie.

Bonus Beauty Tip: No time for eye shadow and liner? Instantly add drama to your eyes with just a couple of coats of volumizing mascara in a stark black shade.


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4. Hitting the beach soon? It’s the perfect time to snap a naturally lit selfie, and cop Nadine Lustre‘s effortless beach babe look.

Bonus Beauty Tip: Look extra ~sunkissed~ by applying a creamy illuminator on the high points of your face, as well as on your shoulders, collarbones, and décolletage.


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5. We’re obsessed with Sofia Andres‘s gleaming look when she traveled to Australia!

Bonus Beauty Tip: Play up your eyes while still looking effortless by mixing neutral eye shadow with peachy shades. They’re low-key enough for daytime but can easily be made more dramatic for nighttime—just add a bit of shimmer!


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Get selfie-ready with more makeup must-haves here.

This story originally appeared on Female Minor edits have been made by Beauty Beat editors.

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