Remember that Academy Award winner who has fallen not once but twice at the Oscars? Well, Jennifer Lawrence has really upped her game, poise-wise, in her recent red carpet publicity barrage. We’ve taken a few cues from her on how to pose and wear makeup for photos–because if our imaginary ride-or-die best girlfriend can look pretty and happy on a press tour, we can hack a family dinner snapshot.

1. Shoulders Forward

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Here Lawrence modifies that age-old mom wisdom about always keeping your shoulders back–she holds them back, then pushes them forward a bit so the collarbones get all defined.

2. Arms Out

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For heaven’s sake, float your arms away from your body a bit so your limbs don’t look like a fallen tree trunk. Lawrence has gotten the memo in this shot, but not her costar Jena Malone (to the far left, next to Natalie Dormer). This video explains exactly how it’s done. 



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