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11 ways to appear thinner in photos, without touch ups or diets!

Don’t detest yourself any longer in family photos, all it takes is to adopt the right posture in order to lose one or two kilos instantly. This is without dieting or touch ups!

Do you shudder at the sight of your paparazzi cousin who doesn’t stop taking photos during family reunions? Do you fear photos taken during dinner parties as no one tells you about the little bit of fat which shows through your shirt and which has now been captured in a photo? In order to no longer detest yourself in photos you can adopt certain reflexes in order to appear thinner and to realise that the way in which you hold yourself changes everything. Moreover this is true for real life too! Here are 11 tips which will turn you into a star. Your wedding photos will astound you!

1/ Adopt a position which makes you look thinner

In photos we can sometimes appear to have put on or lost several gramms depending on the way in which we hold ourselves. The slim position is this one: place your weight on your back foot, bend your leg slightly, your shoulders parallel to your hips. You will appear thinner immediately!

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2/ Take a profile picture

Perhaps you already know this tip which consists of placing yourself slightly in profile to take a photo. As well as making your face appear thinner, it will also help to refine your profile. However it highlights any bulges of your stomach so remember to pull it  in for several seconds!

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3/ Move your forehead forward and lift your chin

This position makes double chins dissapear ! (And even if you don’t have one it softens your jawline.)

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4/ Take photos without the flash

Unless you are a star  with a smooth and perfect complexion after hours of makeup application, the flash is not very flattering! If you would like to soften your features and  remove your little imperfections, there is nothing better than to desactivate it!

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5/ Place your hand on your hip

The stars know this position well and don’t hesitate to use it in order to compete with their rivals! Copy the gesture which has a purpose : it refines your arms and helps make them appear thinner and more sculpted. Bonus : you can finally flatten that love handle which your boyfriend particularly likes!

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It is pointless telling you as you may well be aware that taking a photo from the bottom, below the chin is not very flattering in photos! Try to take a photo where possible from the top as this will refine your face and body.

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7/ Adapt your makeup accordingly

Although your makeup may correspond to your daily life it doesnt necessarily work in photos. Do you have a wedding or an upcoming occasion? You can obtain help from a professional makeup artist who can guide you. If you prefer doing your own makeup you can follow the following guidelines before exposing yourself to the paparazzi flash :

  • Wear matte makeup, nothing shiny.
  • Choose tones which are darker than usual.
  • Accentuate your mascara and eye-liner.
  • Choose your lipstick to be darker than your carnation. Gloss is allowed.
  • Emphasize your blush as well as your foundation.

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8/ Add volume to your hair

A hairstyle with volume will make your face appear thinner and more delicate.

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9/ Choose the right moment in the day in terms of the light

If you have an outside shoot to do choose the right time of day such as the sunset which will soften your features and remove little blemishes.  Dont forget to look into the direction of the light.

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10/ Remain natural and relaxed

Allow your features to be relaxed, smile and appear laid back!

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11/ Practise in front of the mirror

You can practise smiling in front of your mirror in order to  get to know your reactions in front of an objective.

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