December 31, 2014 Makeup.com TIPS & TUTORIALS

A 2-Second Trick for Looking Thinner in Pictures

Do you feel anxious every time someone pulls out a camera? We understand! Of course you always look great, but we all know what shows up on camera isn’t necessarily reflective of real life. It’s no secret that those who pose for a living know their way around a contouring palette, but we can't leave the house rocking a meanly chiseled cheek every single day.

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Good news: You can still be camera-ready 24/7 anyway. It's a simple trick we fondly refer to as "The Turtle." When you’re in front of the camera, The Turtle helps tighten our jawline in two seconds flat.

Just subtly jut your head forward and tip your chin slightly down. This will prevent that mysterious, double-chin effect and create a shadow under the jawline — letting your true, and truly beautiful, self shine through.

Of course, if you do have prep time, contouring the chin and jawline with a product like Shu Uemura Cover Crayon or NYX Cosmetics Highlight and Contour Powder will help even more. Or, accentuate the shadow under your chin with something like Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm.

What’s your favorite trick for posing in photos? Tell us in the comments below!

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