With everyone toting a camera phone wherever they please these days, just about every excursion you go on—lunch with the gals, camp drop-off, a volunteer shift at the soup kitchen—has the potential to turn into a photo-op. So the next time someone says, “let’s take a picture,” remember these quick tips before that camera flashes.
1. Get lipstick off your teeth. Don’t think you have passion pink on your pearly whites? Well, you can never be too sure. Just quickly put your finger in your mouth (over your teeth), and pull it out. The excess color will transfer to your skin.
2. Blot your face. If you don’t have pressed powder, grab a single ply of tissue paper (or a napkin) and dab it on your forehead, nose, and chin. (Especially important during sweltering summer weddings!)
3. Pinch your cheeks. We learned this trick from Scarlett O’Hara, and it works. You’ll have a temporary glow in no time.
4. Tame frizz. Don’t redo your hairdo. Instead, breathe into your hands and rub them together to create some moisture, then run them over the top of your hair. Yes it’s a little gross, but it’s also genius.
And since you’ll soon have a treasure trove of fabulous photos of yourself, why not take a look at these standout photo gifts? (They’re great father’s day presents too.)