So you want to be a social media influencer. Or maybe you just want to make your dating profiles look great to score some extra points! Well, one of the most important things to do is perfect your selfie game. And when you want to get good at anything, you look to role models, right? Well for selfies, photoshoots, and social media in general there’s no better place to look than the Kardashians. The Kardashian sisters Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney, not to mention the rest of the family, absolutely rule social media and the internet, and one of their best attributes is the strongest selfie game. Selfies are the ultimate personal branding on the internet, and the Kardashians always manage to look flawless in them. But how do they do it? In this post we’ll go over the secret to those perfect selfies, and what you can do to replicate them and get the look for yourself.
One of the most important things that make the Kardashians’ selfies look so good is their lighting. When they’re not in an area with great natural lighting, Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney use the best artificial lighting to help their selfies get that perfect touch. Whether it’s hanging lighting in their home, ring lights, natural lighting, or even light-up phone cases the Kardashians always nail the lighting in their photos, and you should too. Here’s what the beyond-famous sisters use to get the perfect lighting for their selfies.
We’ll start with Kourtney, the oldest Kardashian sister. Kourtney prefers to use natural lighting whenever possible. You can see this on her Instagram, where the vast majority of her selfies and other pictures are either outside or near a window with the sun pouring through. When not using natural light, Kourtney can often be seen in pictures standing or lying near a Hollywood mirror. All the Kardashians have mirrors like this surrounded by light bulbs, but it seems to be a special favorite spot for Kourtney’s selfies. To replicate this look you can either purchase a premade Hollywood mirror or do a pretty simple DIY project to install a row of protruding light bulbs around an existing mirror.
The most well-known of the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian wows her 256 million Instagram followers with gorgeous selfies on the regular. Whether she’s posing with her sisters, her children North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, or just doing a solo photoshoot, Kim always makes sure to get her lighting on point. For her usual selfies, Kim uses a selfie ring light. You might think that being a billionaire Kim would use incredibly expensive lighting, but in reality, these ring lights are incredibly affordable! Kim is such a social media icon, she’s even staying on top of it during the Covid-19 lockdowns! You can use the same lighting as the legendary Kim Kardashian without breaking the bank.
The youngest Kardashian sister, Khloé, can often be seen in selfies and other pictures using the same lighting sources as her older sisters. Of all the sisters, Khloé might understand the importance of good lighting better than anyone, as she was recently seen bringing a whole lighting crew just to take her driver’s license photo at the DMV! While this might be a little bit overkill for those of us who aren’t celebrities, it shows you how important it is to nail the lighting if you want to have Kardashian-level photos. One unique thing Khloé brings to the mix is lighting photos with a whole chandelier! Yes, you read that right, Khloé has a chandelier hanging in her glam room, which just adds another element of beautiful lighting when she takes selfies or videos showing you how she gets ready to look as great as she does.
In conclusion, we can see that great lighting is super important to anyone who takes great selfies, and especially for the Kardashian sisters, the undisputed queens of social media. If you want to rise to social media fame like Kourtney, Kim and Khloé, or if you just want to step up your selfie game for your Tinder profile, make sure you prioritize having good lighting. Buy a selfie ring light or a Hollywood mirror, or even just a light-up phone case and take those selfies to the next level.