“Squinch” for the Camera With the Stars

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Can this subtle facial expression really make you look better in photos? See (and try) it for yourself.

Nov 22, 2013 | 06:59 PM

First there was “blue steel,” then “smizing,” and now…”squinching.” Photographer Peter Hurley claims that this odd-sounding facial expression—a confident, knowing squint, not the scrunched up face you make when sun gets in your eye—instantly makes any face more attractive for the camera. The man has a point: watch his YouTube tutorial and see for yourself how well it works.

We think that celebrities have been using this trick long before it was given a name. Take a look at some of their best “squinches” below and share your sauciest squinch in the comments.

Share your own "squinch" below in the comments, and show these celebs they're not the only ones who can make the look work!

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