4. Arms Out
You’ve seen it on the Red Carpet a million times, and celebrities have a good reason for it. Keeping your arms away from your torso gives them more definition, making them appear smaller. It will also keep you from hiding the smallest part of your waist. One hand on the hip that is closest to the camera is popular, but if you’re not comfortable with that, just keep them from hugging your torso.
An unnatural smile is the easiest way to ruin a picture, making you look stiff and weird. If you have trouble with this, here’s a simple trick: Put your tongue behind your upper teeth and smile. Think happy thoughts and don’t forget to breathe!
6. Wear The Right Makeup
Because a camera is 2 dimensional, your makeup will look different on camera. Here is the essential list of makeup to wear for photos:
- Wear matte makeup; nothing that shines or shimmers. To lessen the shine even more, dab your t-zone with a tissue or facial blotting paper to eliminate shine, and dust a little powder on that nose! Even men on camera have makeup applied to help with reflection.
- Wear your makeup slightly darker than normal; especially around the eyes. A black liner and mascara helps make those eyes pop!
- Wear your lipstick a few shades darker than your skin. A little gloss is ok, too. Without any color, your lips tend to blend right into your face on camera.
- Fake lashes — They may not be something you would normally wear, but they can completely transform your eyes in photos.
- Don’t be afraid to apply your blush and bronzer a little heavier than normal. It will accentuate those cheek bones and give you a healthy glow.
- Concealer and foundation is also important for a flawless look. Apply it generously; it won’t show up on camera, but it will help even out your skin.