#NationalSelfieDay: How-To’s from our Most Loved Ladies

by Amanda Lederman


put your best face forward

Learn tips for framing, lighting and posing for your selfie from the pros.

Ok ladies, now let’s get in formation. It’s time to channel your inner Beyoncé and take the perfect selfie for #NationalSelfieDay! Participating in trending topics and including popular hashtags in your social media posts are great ways to boost engagement and stay current.

We went to the experts, some of our most loved featured celebrities from StyleCaster, to ask how they post their perfect pouts. Master the ultimate front-facing self-portrait with these tips!

Actress Jessica Biel told our friends at StyleCaster that her perfect selfie angle is “chin to the left, chin down, smile!” Not to mention, it doesn’t hurt to throw in a cause or belief you support when sharing your pic. Like Jessica, share your powerful vote or blood donation with a confident smile!

Keep it moving! A great tip from Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch, is to mix it up! Madelaine doesn’t have just one selfie spot, and rather keeps it fresh by switching it up! As a Biore Ambassador, Madelaine utilizes her selfie photos for branded content. Your brand partners will thank you for remaining authentic and keeping your content playful and organic looking.

When it comes to taking quality selfies, reality personality and selfie aficionado, Jordyn Woods, recommends finding your angle, finding your lighting, and taking a million photos! This process allows for you to capture quality before hitting the editing apps. We‘re big fans of stepping outside or by a window for natural light, which gives you a nice sunny glow. Hello golden hour!

Be yourself! Model Barbara Palvin suggests finding a selfie style that expresses who you are and makes you feel most comfortable. At the end of the day, your selfie should make you feel good! In classic Mean Girls fashion, we think Barbara looks sexy with her hair pushed back — the model always crushes a good ponytail to show off her gorgeous features and we are HERE for it!

Actress Dove Cameron is NOT into forehead selfies. Rather, she insists on titling your phone upward, extending your arm, and cropping your forehead for the best shot. She also believes that not every selfie needs to be smiley — instead, pout your lips and add some lipstick for a sultry look.

And since we started this article with Queen B… here’s the world’s most perfect selfie.

No matter the holiday, sharing a selfie is fun, easy, and should make you feel like the beautiful, independent, confident woman you are! Share your selfie in The BlogHer Creators Network and use the hashtag #NationalSelfieDay for best engagement across your social media channels!