We all know how great celebrities look in highly edited photo shoots, but the real test is how good they look on the day to day candids and on their social media. A picture is worth a thousand likes and a snapshot is never just a snapshot.
Some celebrities get ‘caught’ being normal all the time. Makeup-less, sweatpants-wearing, just back from the gym sweaty people. But other celebrities (Karlie Kloss for example) NEVER seem to take a bad photo. How is this possible?
Looking good in front of a camera is all about confidence. Practice posing in front of a mirror at home. If you think it looks good, it probably does. Perhaps you’re one of those girls who is so photogenic that you can sneeze and still look like an America’s Next Top Model winner, but for the rest of us, we need some h-e-l-p when it comes to giving good face for the camera.
Whether you’re fantasizing about an upcoming event or you’re just concerned with looking great when you go out this weekend, here are some of the tricks of the trade to look your best when a photographer counts to three.
1. Tyra taught it best — “smize” and you’ll immediately look better in pictures. There’s nothing worse than being dead behind your eyes.
2. Relax, breathe and (dare we say) have a little fun! No one likes a wet blanket, and being lively during a photo shoot will only result in amazing pictures.
3. When you are taking a photo or selfie, always be aware of the lights around you. Position yourself away from the natural lighting of the room. Alos, know your best angles. Know which side you are wanting to shoot from. Supermodel Tip: When taking a selfie in the mirror angle the camera down so that your waist looks smaller.
4. Use eye drops to clear up any redness or tired looking eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul, after all, so if they look great you’re sure to kill it in pictures. Celebrities can’t get enough of THESE eye drops that significantly reduce redness to help eyes appear whiter, brighter, and more radiant.
5. Just before taking pictures, pinch the apples of your cheeks to get a natural, rosy glow.
6. Slightly lower your front shoulder to elongate your neck and create more dramatic angles.
7. Stick out your chin just a little bit to avoid the double chin.
8. Cast your eyes just above where the camera’s lens is. Your eyes will appear larger by being more open, and you’ll look awake and full of energy.
9. Don’t face the camera straight on. Posing at a slight angle (45 degrees is best) will instantly slim your figure.
10. Don’t go overboard on color, this means too much makeup, tanning, or hair dying. The best rule of thumb is to blend and be subtle, otherwise, you end up looking like a rainbow of disaster. Laura Mercier just announced the launch of a foundation that allegedly looks perfect in photos and under every kind of lighting situation, no less—excited yet!?! The new Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation ($48)—a medium- to full-coverage liquid formula that’s expertly concocted with an exotic grouping of ingredients (think “super crystal clear pearl,” vitamin C, and “silver ear mushroom extract”) to deliver weightless yet long-wear luminosity and hydration to even the dullest and most dehydrated of complexions.
Final thoughts: The best tip is to do what every celebrity does: let the real you shine through and the camera will capture your own unique vibe and beauty!
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