The 3 Instagram Filters Celebrities Love for Selfies

When you have well over a million followers—we're looking at you, Alexa Chung and Lily Aldridge—you're probably going to put a little extra effort into choosing your filters for selfies (no pressure). Sure, many among us use photo-editing apps like Vsco, Snapseed, and Facetune (no judgment from us!), but sometimes all you need is a good old-fashioned Instagram filter, and many celebs agree.

Wanting to know the secret picture-snapping formula to jaw-dropping selfies, we did a little detective work and started to notice a pattern among the most striking photos: The same filters appear over and over. While lighting, makeup, and wardrobe certainly play a factor, these "special effects" ensure that your selfies show you at your best. Get ready to induce a little Insta envy of your own if you choose to follow the lead of these It girls.

Read on to find out which ultra-flattering Instagram filters celebrities love.