Make 2011 Your Sexiest Year Yet! Day 12: Are You Red Carpet Picture Perfect?

People.com's style director gives us tips on how to get star-worthy glam -- and look great in all the photos!

Make 2011 Your Sexiest Year Yet! ?Day 12: Are You Red Carpet Picture Perfect?

People.com’s style director gives us tips on how to get star-worthy glam — and look great in all the photos!

-The Betty Editors

Natalie Portman

Welcome to Day 12 of your SEXIEST year ever! Click here to catch up on Day 11: Make Your Smile Irresistible!

Not only do we want to feel our best when we head out for a night on the town, but we want to LOOK good in the evidence. After all, let’s face it … we live in a time our night-time follies become our next-day Facebook fodder!

We asked Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, Style Director of PEOPLE.com, for some star-worthy pointers on looking great — in person AND in all the photos. For some more inspiration, check out People.com’s Golden Globes Predict-a-Gown gallery here!

MELISSA SAYS:

This year, make sure that all your photos turn out their best by putting your best foot and face forward when you step out in 2011!
Everyone has that moment of looking back at holiday photos and realizing, “Did I really wear that Christmas sweater on purpose?” If your New Year’s Eve photos came out a little flat, it’s time to turn it all around and use all the red carpet tricks of the stars to your very flattering advantage.

1. It’s all about confidence when you hit the town.
And nothing makes you feel better about the way you look than knowing you have no unsightly lumps or bumps poking out of your super-hot new dress. So, pick up some slimming and smoothing undergarments before your next night out. Try Assets by Sara Blakely at Target.com. It’s a great and affordable line from the genius behind Spanx.

2. No one looks sexy when their feet hurt!
You know you’ve caught yourself walking like you’re going over hot coals when your stilettos are pinching and pushing. Ever notice how much celebs seem to love platform shoes?  There’s a reason for that!  The extra height under your soles not only effectively shortens the height of your heel, but it also provides a built-in cushion for the pads of your feet. If that doesn’t do it, put a slim cushioning pad into your shoes. Dr. Scholl’s For Her Open Shoe Insoles are a life saver with sandals and D’Orsay styles!

3. Great skin is the basis for a gorgeous makeup look.
Alas, not all of us are lucky enough to have Hollywood’s best facialists on speed dial. So if you don’t have it, fake it! Primer is a miracle worker at turning your skin into the perfect, marble-smooth canvas for your base to layer onto. And a lot of them are great for your skin, thanks to their high-tech ingredients. Try L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base, which is formulated to hide fine lines and wrinkles. Once your base is on over your primer, just remember to blend, blend, blend!

4. Take your photo before you go out of the house!
Everyone has a digital camera or camera phone these days. Take a quick shot to make sure your shirt isn’t sheer or that your under-eye concealer hasn’t left you looking like a raccoon. Once you know how gorgeous you look in photos, you’ll be that much more confident for the rest of your outing. (See Tip #1!).

Bettys: What’s your must-do before getting ready for a night out?

Tune in tomorrow for our next great tip … and catch up on the previous tips here!


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  1. Fashionista says:

    I swear by primer to make my skin smooth before putting makeup on – good tip!

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