May 9, 2014

The Art of Looking Flawless in Photos

If you’re the digital airbrush queen, it’s time to take your finger off the filter. Now that taking and sharing pictures is as easy as pressing a couple of buttons on our phones, the pressure is on to look flawless around the clock, but that doesn’t mean posing for the camera at a moment’s notice can’t be effortless. From studio portraits to spontaneous selfies, follow the five rules below to look drop-dead gorgeous in every snapshot.

Look After Your Skin & It Will Look After You

To get a picture-perfect complexion, you need to learn to love your skin off camera. While using a daily moisturiser is the key to locking in 24-hour hydration, an exfoliating salt scrub is your best weapon against dull and tired skin. Use it twice a week to remove impurities and reveal healthy skin that shines.

Fake, Don’t Bake

If aging early isn’t on your wish list, steer clear of sunlight and tanning beds. For beautifully bronzed skin that looks stunning both in pictures and in real life, opt for a fake tan with a shimmer base. With a wide selection of colours and formulas that range from wash-off products to airbrush mists, Norvell is a great go-to brand for a natural-looking spray tan that lasts. When you’re too busy to fit professional spray tanning into your schedule, keep your colour fresh with Norvell’s sunless colour extender.

Goodnight, Sleep Tight

Even if you spend a fortune on expensive creams and spa treatments, the stubborn bags under your eyes will keep sticking around until you commit to getting eight hours of sleep every night. Not getting the rest your body needs to stay healthy can lead to higher stress levels and all the trademarks of bad photographs, including puffy eyes, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Confidence is Key

There’s a reason why our favourite images tend to be the ones that were snapped before we had a chance to react. When you try too hard, it shows. Instead of copying models and celebrities, highlight your natural beauty with classic body language tricks like smiling with your eyes, keeping your chin down and looking straight into the camera lens.

Don’t Forget to Smile

Flashing a brilliant smile can instantly change the tone of any photograph and make you look more attractive. To greet the camera with a relaxed and graceful smile that lights up your entire face and never looks fake, have a go-to memory that always makes you happy.

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