Post # 1
Does anyone else have this problem? I smile and laugh a LOT, and I’m glad I do, but in photos it means you can never see my eyes.
I have a small head, and so my features are sort of compact to begin with, and I have large cheeks.When I smile, my cheeks squish up and my eyes basically disappear. Maybe I’m just being picky about it, but we’re going to get our engagement photos soon and I’m wondering if there’s anything I can do.
This photos a few years old, but I think it shows what I mean with my eyes. I don’t know if there are makeup tips I can do to help this? I know if I smile with my mouth closed it doesn’t squish my eyes as badly, but it also isn’t very natural for me. Thanks!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
you look really cute in that picture. just be yourself and smile the way you normally do, or otherwise it just won’t look natural.
I think if you have some good false eyelashes, that’ll help a lot. I have almond shaped eyes, so they also tend to disappear when I smile. to add to the challenge, mine are also hooded, so really long lashes look weird on me, but I had them use the individual shorter lashes – and a lot of them – so they had lots of volume. I thought I looked great in my wedding photos.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@jpr: Try to drop your tongue from the roof of your mouth when you smile and slightly drop your jaw so that your top teeth aren’t resting directly on your lower lip. It should soften the smile’s impact on your cheek muscles thereby opening your eyes a bit.
Post # 5
What you can do is be beuatiful self and be happy and it will come off in the photos. I actually think that photo of you is awesome. And you want to look like yourself, right? Just have fun with it and the pictures will turn out well.
Post # 6
Aw, I think you are too hard on yourself. You look cute! But since you wanted practical advice: some actresses learn how to smile “smaller” so to speak. You have to be mindful about how toothy you want to be. Get out the mirror. But the best advice is the false eyelashes, or at least lots of mascara.
Post # 7
I am a chronic disappearing eyes smiler! But my photographer was amazing at capturing super-flattering, natural photos. We did engagement photos, which gave me confidence that the photos would be great, now matter what weird faces I made. So on the wedding day I just didn’t worry about it. There is seriously only 1 photo in which I could say I’m “smiling too hard.” All of the hundreds of other wedding photos are great.
Post # 8
I do that! I always look like I am squinting!! Plus one eye closes more than the other, usually. The happier I am, the less of my eyes you can see. I have found it helps to accenctuate my eyelashes and wear bold eye makeup for photos.
Post # 9
Yup! And it shows in a lot of my wedding photos! Oh well! As you can see… my parents are the same way! haha!
Edit: But don’t worry! There were lots of pictures that I didn’t have disappearing eyes as well!
Post # 10
I’ve got the same problem 🙁
Post # 11
@jpr: you look absolutely beautiful and so happy! don’t change a thing. more dramatic eye makeup, especially false lashes, would give you more definition in the eye area, but you honestly look great.
Post # 12
There is absolutely no paint you could put on your face that is more attractive than an open, warm, genuine smile. Trust me dear, you are lovely.