How to Take the Most Gorgeous Natural Selfie, as Taught by the Stars

PEOPLE Natural Beauty Contest, How to Take a Selfie
Source: Lady Gaga/Instagram

02/24/2016 AT 10:00 AM EST

How does one take the perfect selfie?

Sure, the right lighting is important – as Kim Kardashian West, Hillary Clinton and one PEOPLE staffer have previously noted – but what really makes a selfie totally memorable is how it's executed, technicalities (lighting and contouring) aside.

Keep scrolling to see how your favorite celebs have perfected their au natural selfie game, then put your skills to the test by posting your own pic with #PeopleNaturalBeautyContest for a chance to be featured in PEOPLE's World's Most Beautiful Issue.

Surround Yourself with Friends

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Even the furry kind.



Show Off Your Freckles

Kendall Jenner knows how to flaunt 'em.



Just Keep Smiling

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A bright smile goes a long way.

Go to Your Most Comfortable Space to Feel at Ease

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Like Tyra Banks did when she snapped a pic right before bed.

Do a Double Take

Two is always better than one.

Don't Be Intimidated by Not-So-Great Hair Days

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Just put a beanie on it.

Click here to learn more about the #PeopleNaturalBeautyContest, sponsored by Aveeno, and how you can enter for a chance to win a spot in PEOPLE's World's Most Beautiful issue!
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