Are you constantly critiquing your appearance in photos? Learn how to be more photogenic and look flawless in pictures with these tips:
Before an event, photo-proof your beauty routine
- When it comes to your makeup, think fresh-faced. For even-looking skin, cover up dark circles and conceal any imperfections.
- A little lip color can go a long way in photographs. The right shade will brighten your complexion and give you an instantly pulled-together look.
- Mascara is a must! If your makeup bag needs an update, check out these budget beauty buys.
Strike a flattering pose
- If you're being photographed next to another person, angle your torso to face them slightly, creating a slimmer profile.
- Standing up? Cross one of your legs in front of the other. This will give the illusion of longer legs and a leaner silhouette.
- The famous "skinny arm" trick may be overused, but it works! Not only does putting a hand on your hip lengthen your arm, but it also forces you to stand up a little straighter.
- Do you have long hair? Before the flash goes off, pull it forward from the base of your neck to the front of your shoulders -- it will look fuller and more voluminous.
- Turn your head slightly to camouflage asymmetry and capture a more flattering angle. (If you’re not in a natural position to turn to the side, tilt your face downwards instead. Think “chin down,” not up.)
- For a genuine smile that doesn’t look forced, make yourself laugh by thinking of a funny story.
- As the photographer counts aloud to three, close your eyes, opening them on three as the photo is snapped.
- For a more natural expression, gaze at a spot slightly above the camera lens instead of directly into it.
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