News — July 12, 2016 at 7:28 pm

Selena Gomez shares before and after Instagram selfies and how to achieve that perfect look


Selena Gomez is currently the most popular person on Instagram, boasting an incredible 89 million followers. So it’s safe to say that she knows a thing or two about taking the perfect selfie.

Or at least editing a photo to make it appear like the perfect selfie. After all, what’s the point of Instagram if not to filter your way to the perfect pout.


Make up artist Hung Vanngo, who is the maestro behind Selena’s look (along with Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ) has responded to apparent criticism by haters about the amount of editing that occurs in a post photo touch up session. The answer? Not much really.



He posted a before and after pic of the star on Instagram, writing: “Instagram photo 101 😛,” he wrote. “Here is an unedited & edited versions of an Instagram photo. #brightness #contrast #warm #saturation #color #vignette #sharpen… #TheSkyIsTheLimit #NowTheHatersCanChill Enjoy!!!”


No fancy face altering apps to be seen – just your standard Insta tools. Vanngo whipped up a custom look by using the following tools: brightness, contrast, warmth, saturation, color, vignette and sharpen.


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Now if you’ll excuse us, we need to practice our pout so we can maybe one day come close to achieving the anything close to a selfie on the level of this Insta-queen.