7 Ways You Can Be as Photogenic as Emma Stone
It’s an art, people
Emma Stone doesn’t seem to take a bad photo, ever. Whether she’s a blonde or a redhead, barefaced or glammed up, smiling or mid-laugh, it doesn’t matter. Girl always looks good. Here, 7 Emma-inspired tips to looking better in photos.
Relax Your Smile Just a Touch
Remember when we told you about Emma’s secret squinch? Get up on it. You’ll always notice her eyes are engaged but open and her cheeks are lifted but tempered. It’s all about balance.
Tilt your head
A slight nod of the head will bring out your jawline, thereby eliminating the dreaded double chin. Plus, it makes you look downright thoughtful.
Pull Your Arms Slightly Behind Your Back
It's more subtle than the chicken arm but just as effective at slimming your limbs. Start by positioning yourself at a slight angle. Then draw your shoulders back and relax your arms slightly away from your body.
Give your hair depth
Flat strands are the #1 culprit of making your face appear wider. Refresh your 'do before a photo by giving your roots a blast of dry shampoo (or in a pinch, hair spray). Then run a dab of styling cream (or in a pinch, hand lotion) over any fly-aways.
Learn to Love Brow Powder
You already know that foundation, blush, eyeliner and lip color are your friends (even if they’re subtle and sneakily undetectable). But you know what really frames a face? Brows. Fill in your arches with brow powder (it's less severe than a pencil) and set them in place with a gel or wax.
Add an interesting accessory
See how this ear cuff adds so much to Emma's otherwise simple look? Sartorial points aside, a little well-placed sparkle highlights delicate areas like your wrist or collarbone--or in this case, your neck and cheekbones.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself
Are you smiling too hard? Is the lighting washing you out? What the eff should you do with your hands? It’s a lot, we know. If you’re ambushed with your well-meaning friend’s camera, stop thinking and just laugh--like you mean it.
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