(Closed) Disappearing Smile Eyes

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
166 posts
Blushing bee

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
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
3783 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve got the same problem 🙁

Post # 11
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
634 posts
Busy bee

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.

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