1. Always elevate the camera to get the best angle
4. Master the art of smiling
5. Keep shine at bay
6. Intensify the colour
7. Check that foundation
8. Texturise greasy hair
10. Groom those brows
11. Try this angle
14. Upgrade to gel liner
15. Conquer the red lip
16. Master the 'open eye'
2. Wear just one bold colour on your face
3. Say no to shadows
9. Don't skip mascara
13. Show off those cheekbones
12. For a 'groupfie'
It's the best way to avoid a double chin. Anytime you're taking a picture of yourself or that of someone else—angle your camera in line with your forehead to get the best frame.
Karlie Kloss and Toni Garrn
A wide smile makes your eyes look small and and draws attention to any crow's feet. Avoid over-smiling by sticking your tongue behind your teeth so that your gums and teeth don't show too much.
Jacqueline Fernandez and Bianca Hartkopf
A shimmery face may look good in the mirror, but it can look sweaty in picures. "Maintain a beautiful glow by applying a little sheer powder to the face," says Eliano.
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder, Rs.2,450
Don't be afraid to pile on extra liner or lipstick. The camera tends to fade out some colour, so an extra slick of lipstick will actually look natural.
A too light or too dark foundation can ruin a could-be good photograph, so make sure the shade matches your skin tone perfectly. "After applying foundation, take a selfie and check if you need to darken or lighten it to get the right shade," Eliano advises.
Unless its slicked back, greasy hair never photographs well. If your hair looks like it needs a wash, use dry shampoo at the roots to amp up the volume and create movement.
BBlunt Back To Life Dry Shampoo, Rs.550
Defined eyebrows make a mega difference in photos—they instantly draw attention to your eyes and add symmetry to the face. If yours are sparse, fill them in with a brow pencil, marker, or powder.
Bobbi Brown Brow Shaper, Rs.1,540; MAC Penultimate Brow Marker, Rs.1,550
...and turn slightly to the side so that one of your shoulders is closer to the camera. This will make you look tall and lean.
Elle Fanning and Heidi Klum
Your eyes can get 'lost' in photos, so dark liner is important. Cosmo recommends gel liner as it lasts longer without a smear or a crease.
Bobbi Brown Dual-Ended Liner Brush, Rs.4,465
Bold red lips brighten up the face, but they can also draw attention to uneven skintone and small flaws. Make-up artists know this, so they pay special attention to blemishes around the mouth, concealing them to perfection.
YSL Touche Éclat, Rs.2,600; L'Oréal Paris Infallible Lipstick in Ravishing Red, Rs.999
Tend to blink during a photo? To banish half-closed eyes for good, close them just before the picture is taken and open them slowly before the camera clicks.
"If you're going for a bright lipstick like red, don't add drama to your eyes so you can balance the look," says Eliano Bou Assi, Manager of Artistry & Education, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
Don't stand under the light because the shadow it creates on your face will make dark-circles pop. Instead, stand where the light directly hits your face.
Curl your lashes and pile on the mascara—this will help make your eyes look more 'open' in pictures.
Don't skip blush—without some, your face can look washed out and flat in photos. Apply some to your cheeks and don't keep the colour too light or it won't show up.
For a 'groupfie', let the friend with the longest arms click, so everyone fits in the frame.
Ranbir Kapoor, Vikram Chandra, Deepika Padukone & Aamir Khan