Whether it's for an engagement photo or your new profile pic, looking good in photos in something every woman wants to nail. And with these handy hints below, you can look as gorgeous as Kate Middleton does in her official Royal Engagement Portrait. Sigh. So beautiful.
TIP #1: Make sure there's some body to your hair. If your strands are slicked straight against your head, they'll have the tendency to look limp, lank and a little bit lifeless. Frédéric Fekkai Instant Volume Spray ($38) is great to spritz on at the roots; it adds healthy bounce and body to the hair making it look ah-mazing.
TIP #2: If you're having a fat day — we all have them — add some height to your hair at the crown. Doing this elongates the face, making it appear slimmer.
TIP #3: Even if you don't think you're shiny, blot before you snap. The super-duper HD powers of cameras today are not your friend. But blotting papers are. We love Bobbi Brown's ones that come in a refillable faux-leather case ($40). Follow with a dusting of powder but ONLY on the areas where skin is at its most oily — the forehead, around the nostrils and the chin.
Keep reading . . .TIP #4: Amp up your makeup. Don't go so OTT that you feel uncomfortable but flick back through some old snaps. Can you see that gorgeous khaki eyeshadow that you thought was quite strong? Nope. Neither can we. We suggest going one shade darker with your eyeshadow than you normally would, lining your eyes with kohl and doing an extra coating of mascara.
TIP #5: The fashion experts always say that a bold accessory looks great in a photo. But if you haven't got the sapphire ring bling that Kate has, try a statement necklace or bangle.
TIP #6: SMILE! You want to look like you're having as much fun as you are so say cheese!