If you look in those women's magazines and think they are like that in real life then, you are kidding yourself.
So much of what we see in the media is artifice. It's all smoke and mirrors. The good thing about this is is that we can learn from that, and apply the principles in our life to improve our appearance.
You might see photos of Kim Kardashian and think, how can I possibly get her curves? Well, unless you are going to dedicate 6 hours a day to your gym routine, which sounds a bit impractical, you are going to need a body shaper. Most women know about padded bras, but you can also get padding for different areas of your body. They come in all sorts of varieties and can be used to reduce or increase difference parts of your figure. You can get waist cinchers to give you that fashionable small waste, which also makes your booty and chest look bigger. Then you can get knickers with silicone padding to enhance your posterior.
Nip and Tucks
We all know that looking after our skin is important, but that can only get you so far. While their surgeons are sworn to secrecy, many celebrities do opt for some medical enhancement. Popular procedures include lip fillers, brow, and cheekbone lifts as well as the most standard rhinoplasty or nose job. There are even doctors out there specialising in rare surgeries like orbital decompression. Which helps people with bulging eyes caused by thyroid disease, get a more natural look.
Another way that you can dramatically improve your appearance is through contouring. Not that it is much of a secret anymore what with the million videos on youtube! Secret or no, if you do a good job of blending it right, no one need to know that you are enhancing your face with contours and highlights. The secret is to blend and set every layer so that there are no distinct lines visible.
The next secret to improving your appearance, especially in selfies and photos is your position and posture. Standing side one can show off your curves and make you look slimmer. If you're taking a picture of your face, make sure that your angle the camera and your chin down to give you the best look.
Of course, it's no secret that many stars and models allow their pictures to be airbrushed in magazines. But it is so rife in the industry that unless it is a very extreme job, it's hard to tell who has been airbrushed and who hasn't. It is possible to modify your own photos on your computer with Adobe Photoshop. But it's probably not worth the effort unless they are professional modelling head shots. You can also use filters on your smart device and social media like snapchat and Instagram to change how you look. The best thing about these is that they can be used for fun and well as just improving your appearance.