Alli Simpson is not only super busy filming episodes for AwesomeFitness for AwesomenessTV, gearing up to launch her new single, "Guilty," and cheering on her older brother Cody Simpson in the audience of Dancing With The Stars, she's also a master selfie-taker who happily shared the tricks of how she maintains an Instagram account full of gorgeous snaps!
Here are five steps to gorgeous selfies, as broken down EXCLUSIVELY to TWIST by the incredibly photogenic Alli herself:
You have to have really good light. I always tend to go close to my window because then you can get the nice, natural light from outside or actually go outside!
With me, because I love fashion and stuff, I always try to show what I’m wearing and get all of my accessories in the photo. [If] it’s of my face and I’m wearing a cool ring, I’ll try to show my hand in the photo. I try to think of really creative ways to show my fashion accessories.
3. Mix it up!
I like doing natural selfies as well as photoshoot selfies. You’ve got to make sure you’re not always wearing a face full of makeup and you’ve got to put in a few natural ones too, whether you just woke up or you're working out. You’ve got to balance the done-up looks with the natural looks so it shows both sides.
Angles is definitely a big one! I think we all have angles that we prefer but I think it’s good to not always keep the angles the same. I definitely have angles that I prefer more than others whether it’s one side of my face or from above. You really have to make sure you vary the angles because otherwise it’s all the same. People kind of get sick of seeing the same thing over and over again!
5. Get creative!
I don't use the Instagram filters. I use an app called VSCO Cam. I use that for all of my photos and Cody uses the same. There’s a bunch of different filters on it. My favorite is the filtered P5. You can really make it your own instead of having the certain ones to pick from.
Reporting credit: Michelle Haag
Click through the gallery above to see 20 of Alli's best selfies ever – even some including Cody! Do you think she has great selfie tips?