Taking the perfect selfie requires a lot of attention and practice — you have to find that perfect light (hello golden hour) and know what angles work best for you. Whether you’re more of an #IWokeUpLikeThis kind of selfie-taker or want a little more glam, we rounded up four tutorials that’ll help you achieve the perfect photo, and most importantly, will make you feel confident.
For the Natural Selfie
Mia Randria breaks down exactly how she creates her perfect selfie makeup in this tutorial — and it’s all about looking natural while enhancing your best features. One of Randria’s tricks is to use a gel liner on the outer corners of the eye only and extend it to make a small wing. This helps open up the eyes. We recommend using the Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner to make thin, precise lines.
For the Glowy Selfie
In this gorgeous glowy selfie tutorial, Emma Graceland focuses on light golden lids and juicy lips. The major takeaway here is to use a glittery eyeshadow — especially in the inner corner of your eyes — because light will softly bounce off the shadow, illuminating the face. Try using the Urban Decay 24/7 Moondust Eyeshadow in Space Cowboy on your lids to achieve the look.
For the Awake, Monochromatic Selfie
Vlogger @iamShelly keeps it clean, simple and gorgeous in this tutorial. In addition to matching her crease color to her lip color, we also love how she makes her eyes look more awake by applying a light tan eyeliner — like the NYX Professional Makeup Faux Whites Eye Brightener in Vanilla — on her waterline. This touch will make your eyes appear whiter and brighter when you snap that selfie.
For the Ultimate Instagram Tutorial
If you’re makeup-obsessed and want a full beat for your selfie, Alice Lockhart creates a gorgeous take on an Instagram baddie look in this tutorial. Not only does she create impressively sharp winged eyeliner, she also finishes it off with fluffy lashes and completes the look with an overlined matte lip. Recreate the lip with the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Liquid Lipstick.