Bikini designer reveals how to take the most flattering Instagram shot… and it’ll make your cellulite ‘disappear’

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IF you scroll through Instagram and wonder how social media stars look so flawless, then listen up, because we have the secrets (and no, it doesn’t involve a week long Boot Camp, phew).

Australian bikini designer Karina Kirby, 27, reveals her way of looking great in photos, and, by the looks of her recent snaps, we will definitely be taking notes.

Afternoon light is basically trick photography📸 Well… in my case it is! Remember, lighting plays a HUGE part in how images come out. Direct light on the body hides cellulite and lady lumps where as when the light is above you it highlights…. welll…. everything🤪 Wearing @MOANA_BIKINI Booty by @bikini.body.burn

A post shared by KARINA IRBY (@karinairby) on Jan 9, 2018 at 1:38am PST

Taking to her Instagram captions, the Moana Bikini CEO explained how lighting plays a huge part in how your body looks in photos.

She explains: “Remember, lighting plays a HUGE part in how images come out.

“Direct light on the body hides cellulite and lady lumps where as when the light is above you it highlights…. welll…. everything”

“Everything”, you say, Karina? Including every turkey sandwich we ate last month? You have our attention…

Which do you prefer? Natural or self marketing Instagirl Edit? I know I’ve touched on this once before but I think it’s so important to bring awareness and reality to social media for young girls. Every day I see overly edited images from personal pages and business pages. Along with those “perfect” images comes a flood of women comparing themselves to a retouched image and tagging friends. From time to time I go out of my way to read these comments and go as far as visiting those girls profiles who are putting themselves down. They are always such beautiful, unique women and I wish that they would see that too. So I had some spare time and decided to retouch my bikini photo and copy the “look” I see flooding your Instagram feed. Heres what I did👎🏼 – Removed my eczema scars – Removed cellulite – Dramatically skin smoothed my body – Sucked in my waisted – Redesigned and sculpted my booty – Pushed my booty up – Thinned out my thighs, arms and neck – Made my hair bigger – Pushed my jaw line up – Added a glowing filter, twice – Narrowed my shoulders It’s a lot of effort, huh!? Seems crazy. But what’s crazier is that we all fall into the trap. It’s marketing and it gets us! I want to make cellulite, big booty’s, uneven skin and personality something to be looked up to! BUT I NEED YOUR HELP 🙏🏽🙏🏻🙏🏿 You need to love yourself. Every single inch and flaunt exactly what you go. Mind, body and soul! I’m not perfect, I do t want to be. I’m so much more than my Instagram posts. Just like everyone! Unique is better. Unique is power. Lumps, bumps and all🎉 @MOANA_BIKINI👙 #FLAWSANDALL

A post shared by KARINA IRBY (@karinairby) on Dec 27, 2017 at 7:52pm PST

The designer also posted a side by side comparison of untouched and airbrushed photos to explain what really goes on behind the scenes of so-called ‘perfect’ Instagrams.

In a post celebrating why we shouldn’t feel the need to Photoshop her own images, she explains just how much work goes into those seemingly flawless pictures:  “I had some spare time and decided to retouch my bikini photo and copy the “look” I see flooding your Instagram feed.”

This is what Karina says she did…

– Removed my eczema scars
– Removed cellulite
– Dramatically skin smoothed my body
– Sucked in my waist
– Redesigned and sculpted my booty
– Pushed my booty up
– Thinned out my thighs, arms and neck
– Made my hair bigger
– Pushed my jaw line up
– Added a glowing filter, twice
– Narrowed my shoulders

I skipped work today… Hope the boss doesn’t find out😲 I was craving some much needed sun and salt water for my sore skin. An hour of 🌞🌊 can stop my eczema flare ups in there tracks. On my story I posted a pic of my flare up today. Tomorrow I’ll post another and show you the difference. And thank you to everyone who has been DMing me about their eczema issues. You’re not alone! We are basically our own little community💕 Wearing @MOANA_BIKINI of course🤸🏼‍♀️

A post shared by KARINA IRBY (@karinairby) on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:05am PST

If you’re still feeling self conscious of your bikini pictures, then Karina insists that you shouldn’t worry.

The Moana CEO finished her caption with “Unique is better. Unique is power. Lumps, bumps and all”.

Now that’s something we can get behind.




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