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We all want to look our best in photos, let’s face it, pics are around for a long time. Following are some tips from the experts.

Learn how to snapshot your good looks By Lisa Lyford

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eryn, our new Gorgeous Me photographer, shared her favourite tip with us during our last makeover — “work it like a turtle”!

WORK IT LIKE A TURTLE!

Most people think you should tilt your head up to avoid the double chin and this does work but it also narrows the eyes because they’re looking downward . Instead slightly push your head forward from your shoulders, like a turtle popping its head out. I did say “slightly”.

HAVE A LAUGH

Some people are naturally photogenic, lucky things. For others, it takes practice. Have a small laugh or think of something funny just before the picture is taken, that will relax you and give a gorgeous friendly

POSE: Work out your best profile for Selfies.

pose with a natural smile.

POWDER IT

Avoid your face shining by using matte foundation. Colour match is important — see above.

ARE YOU A BLINKER?

Do you blink at the wrong time, just when the camera clicks? Here’s a wee trick for you, close your eyes and when the photographer is ready, open them.

shots, turn your body to a more slim three-quarter angle, with one leg a little to the front.

TAKEN FROM ABOVE

Photos taken from “slightly” above you are actually more flattering. I’m not suggesting you drop to your knees the moment a photo is about to be taken. This is a great tip for selfies: hold your camera slightly above you. If the camera is too high though, it can make you look short.

WORK YOUR BEST GET THAT ANGLE FOUNDATION Rather than looking at the camera face on, turn your head a COLOUR RIGHT bit to the side, it can be very flattering. Work out your best profile. The same applies to full-length

If your foundation colour is too light and doesn’t tone in with your chest, it will illuminate in the photos.

A HEALTHY GLOW

Accentuate your cheekbones and give yourself a healthy glow by using blusher. Make-up artists say this is a “must do”.

REDUCE RED EYE

Apparently looking towards light just before a photo is taken, will make your pupils smaller and help reduce red eye. Lisa Lyford is the founder of Gorgeous Me, free DIY personal styling and makeover advice. www.gorgeousme.co Send your questions for Lisa to regionalfeatures@nzme.co.nz

Savvy 1august2015  
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