Everyone would love a beautiful smile like their favorite celebrity, but unfortunately few are born with a ‘perfect’ smile. That doesn’t mean that your smile can’t be beautiful if it isn’t perfect – imperfections are what make you! Here, we have some tips for making your smile look even more beautiful, so you feel confident enough to bare your gnashers when the flash goes off:
How to Smile for Photographs
Some people call the smile they use in photographs their ‘parade smile’. The rule of a photogenic smile is that it should look natural. The smile you pull in photographs should be a smile you feel comfortable holding for a long time – it’s totally different to the quick smile that flashes across your face when you spot a friend in town. You should smile gently, with your face relaxed, so your lower lip matches the curves of your upper teeth.
Practice Makes Perfect
Didn’t anyone ever tell you that practice makes perfect? Practice your smile in the mirror before an event where somebody might take photographs. Practicing the smile will really help you to get it right for those all important photographs.
Get Rid of The Double Chin
Your posture has a lot to do with the way your chin looks in a smile. If you slouch, or your head is too bent forward, you probably won’t like how your smile looks. Try turning your head slightly and dropping it a little so you’re not directly facing the camera.
You can also try a little makeup tip to get rid of your double chin: dust a little extra bronzer over your neck and chin, so it’s more shadowed than the face. You shouldn’t be able to notice too much, though it should simply create an illusion.
Choose The Right Lipstick
The right shade of lipstick can make your teeth look whiter, as well as complement your skin tone perfectly. Try: cherry red, wine, berry, plum, or rosy pink to begin with. However, don’t pick a color that’s too dark or too red, as this can distract from your lovely smile.
Your smile’s not perfect? So what! Work with what you’ve got and own it. Own that smile like it’s the best thing since sliced bread! Tell yourself that it’s nicer than Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, and Cheryl Cole’s smile all put together. Be confident in your smile, we promise you that hardly anybody will notice if it isn’t perfect.
Ok, hair removal might not seem like it has anything to do with your smile, but if you have a moustache and beard hiding it then you can’t expect it to look beautiful can you? Men can simply shave, but women are advised to have a salon treatment such as waxing or elos plus technology.
Try Teeth Whitening
If you still feel your teeth is a little off color, teeth whitening can work a treat. You can either visit your dentist for a more professional treatment, or buy your own kit from the internet. You can also use tooth whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, and don’t forget to floss!
Do you want to be the person who walks into a room and lights it up with your smile? Smiling seems to come more naturally to some people than others, but like any habit, it gets much easier with practice. Smiling raises your spirits and makes other people happy – it’s a very powerful expression.
Now you can show your bright, beautiful smile off to the world!