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Not sure your kissing is up to snuff? Learn how to be a good kisser with these Howcast videos, which teach you how to French kiss; how to kiss creatively; how to kiss with passion; how to kiss with confidence; how to kiss without smearing your lipstick; and much more. There's even a video on how to tell your boyfriend he's a bad kisser.
You Will Need
- Right cheek
Start on the right
Kiss the cheek on their right – your left – which is the one most commonly kissed. If you are the one being kissed, offer your right cheek automatically.
Balance yourself as you lean in. Place three fingers of your right hand on their left shoulder where the shoulder meets the arm.
Get cheek to cheek
Turn your head at a 45-degree angle and bring your cheek in so that it is barely touching their cheek. This is technically an air kiss, so your lips never actually touch their cheek.
Purse your lips
Purse your lips while your cheeks are touching and kiss the air to the side of their face. Avoid smacking sounds. Saying 'mwah' is acceptable if you know the person well.
Repeat on their left cheek if desired, and repeat up to four times when in France or when trying to give the impression of European sophistication.