Looking to take the perfect Instagram photo? Bikini designer reveals the simple trick she uses to erase cellulite
- Karina Irby, the designer of Moana Bikini, posted a photo of her without cellulite
- The 27-year-old from Port Macquarie used that opportunity to share her trick
- In a previous post she shared a before and after photo of her edited photos
- She detailed what she edited such as lifting, smoothing and toning her body
- All was in pursuit of the 'Insta girl snap'; Karina said people shouldn't aim for this
As many of us know by now, not everything we see on Instagram is realistic - in fact, many people use certain tricks to present themselves a particular way.
And although Australian bikini designer and CEO of Moana Bikini, Karina Irby, works hard to have the incredible figure that she has, there are still tools she implements to achieve the perfect Instagram shot.
The 27-year-old from Port Macquarie recently revealed her number one trick for getting a flattering shot, and ridding yourself of cellulite, explaining that it's all about flattering afternoon light.
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Although Australian bikini designer, Karina Kirby, works hard to have the incredible figure that she has, there are still tools she implements to achieve the perfect Insta shot (pictured)
'Afternoon light is basically trick photography,' she wrote in the caption of her photo.
'Remember, lighting plays a HUGE part in how images come out.
'Direct light on the body hides cellulite and lady lumps whereas when the light is above you it highlights.... well... everything.'
The designer is a huge fan of shooting her photos in the afternoon, and posts many snaps to highlight this from the beach where she lives in Port Macquarie.
To illustrate her point the 27-year-old from Port Macquarie shared a photo on Instagram of her behind and used flattering light to make her cellulite disappear
'Afternoon light is basically trick photography,' she wrote in the caption of her photo
In a previous image, Karina stressed how important it is to ensure that young women are aware that the images they see aren't a true representation of reality.
'Every day I see overly edited images from personal pages and business pages,' she said.
'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.'
'Direct light on the body hides cellulite and lady lumps whereas when the light is above you it highlights.... well.... everything,' she said
Accompanying this caption was a post of two side-by-side images: one that was completely unedited and the other that she Photoshopped so she could look 'perfect'.
Karina also explained the lengths it took to achieve the final product, where she had to airbrush out her cellulite and eczema scars, smoothe her skin, lift her bum, narrow her shoulders and pull in her waist.
Her thighs, arms and neck were also thinned, her jawline sculpted and a couple of 'glowing filters' were added.
Karina previously posted this Instagram comparison snap to show the difference between natural (left) and edited (right)
Her thighs, arms and neck were also thinned, her jawline sculpted and a couple of ‘glowing filters’ added
'Let's play a game. It's called reality vs Instagram,' Karina wrote - she said that every time she saw 'Insta girls' snaps, they were always attracting young girls' comments such as 'GOALS'
'Let's play a game. It's called reality vs Instagram,' she wrote in the caption to the comparison shot.
'Every morning I wake up and scroll through my personal Instagram feed and spy "Insta girls" posting unrealistic images of themselves.
'The girls I follow that portray these images have big followings, often with hundreds of thousands of young girls looking up to them as a role models.'
She explained that the truth is these girls don't look like this, they look like everyone else.
'The truth is these girls don't look like this. They look like you, like everyone,' the 27-year-old (pictured) wrote
'Every morning I wake up and scroll through my personal Instagram feed and spy "Insta girls" posting unrealistic images of themselves,' Karina began her now-viral post
The 27-year-old then explained that she had 'gone ahead and copied the classic "Insta Girl Edit" in my second image' and listed what she did to get the perfect social-media ready snap.
What Karina Irby did to her edited photo
* Full body skin smooth
* Enlarged my booty
* Sucked in my tummy
* Sucked in my back
* Thinned out my arms
* Thinned out my quads
* Made my neck a tad skinnier
* Got rid of my scars and cellulite
* Made my breast rounder
* Lifted my booty
'Full body skin smooth, enlarged my booty, sucked in my tummy, sucked in my back, thinned out my arms, thinned out my quads, made my neck a tad skinnier, got rid of my scars and cellulite, made my breast rounder, lifted my booty,' she explained.
'After all these little tweaks, can you notice how my horizon is warped? So many girls are so into how their Insta image is going to be portrayed that they don't even notice they have warped the background!'.
Karina concluded the post - which quickly racked up more than 25,000 likes - by writing that she is 'not here to play mean girl towards others':
'I simply want you to love yourself and stop comparing yourself to unrealistic images online'.
Karina's (pictured) post has since gone viral - with close to 23,000 people liking it in less than 24 hours
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