If you’ve got 1.1 million followers on Instagram, you must be doing something right. Sierra Furtado, we’re looking at you.
At 22, Sierra is a social media star on both Instagram and YouTube, where she posts photos and videos about herself, her life, makeup, and more. The perfect person to tell us exactly how to take the perfect selfie, here’s what Sierra shared with Allure. “I usually like to stand in front of a window—like directly in front of it,” Sierra says when it comes to finding the right lightning. “I do a lot of car selfies. The lighting is always pretty good in a car because you’re basically outside.”
Sierra also believes strongly in the value of knowing your angles and filters. Practice makes perfect with finding your best angles, and a little goes a long way with filters—even just adjusting the brightness, contrast, and saturation can be all you need. And if her selfies need a little more help? She prefers the HD1 filter on the VSCO Cam app and Facetune to help hide pimples.
“My highlight has to be on fleek, because when you’re taking a selfie, it makes you all glow-y,” Sierra explains. The Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop is her highlighter of choice.
Feeling selfie ready now? Get those cameras out!