'Instagram Vs Real Life' Makeup Is The Latest Beauty Movement Challenging ‘Picture Perfect’ Pressure

Surreal and self aware?


Bringing a more literal twist to our favourite social media stalking game of 'Instagram vs real life' is the latest makeup trend taking the internet by storm

Calling bullshit on the age old (ok, since Instagram existed) idea that next level rainbow cut creases worthy of a Drag Race winner might involve more than just self-taught skill with an eyeshadow palette (*cough* photoshopping *cough*), 'Instagram vs real life' makeup is the most self aware beauty trend yet.

Pioneered by vlogger Dominic Porras, 'Instagram vs real life' makeup works like this: you create a totally outlandish OTT Insta-worthy makeup look on one part of your face (multi-coloured smokey eyes are a fave) and outline it with a photo-realistic Instagram frame, leaving the rest of your face au naturel.

The result? A mind boggling meta makeup look that mimics a real life Instagram selfie...in another selfie.

INSTAGRAM VS. REAL LIFE📸 - everything is drawn by hand, except my instagram handle and icon (i used the 'photoshop mix' free app) @abbyrobertsartistry @nickaylahiler - PSA: nothing is what it seems, so don't beat yourself up over what you see on instagram. you're all beautiful💕 - @wunder2cosmetics wunderbrow in light brown @mywunderbrow @jeffreestarcosmetics thirsty palette @morphebrushes 35B palette @tartecosmetics clay pot in margarita @nyxcosmetics_bg matte liquid liner, white liquid liner + jumbo eye pencil in milk @nyxcosmetics @dodolashes D115 (code 'slavina' at checkout for 💸 off) - @100daysofmakeup @atarahmayhew @makeupforbarbies @underratedmakeupbabes @undiscoveredmakeupart @makeupartists.worldwide @muasfeaturing @makeupfleekkk @hudabeauty

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Porras captioned his trend-setting half-bronzed, half-bare makeup look 'Picture perfect', playing on the idea that the flawless selfies that flood your feed are far more than 'I woke up like this' poreless skin and a dash of concealer.

In fact, often it's hours of dedication, an arsenal of ring lights and a whole lot of makeup (not to mention a healthy dose of post-editing) required to nail that 'picture perfect' selfie.

Although we love a fun and OTT makeup trend (oh hey splatter brows), they can also be a source of damaging comparison-making, with us often left asking 'why don't I look like that?' So, any social media beauty trend determined to shatter the 'this took me two minutes' Insta illusion is a makeup movement we can get on board with.

And it looks pretty epic too.

📸Insta-ception📸 Here’s the look I did on my livestream last night inspired by my good sis @dom.skii , this is all makeup except from the profile picture and name! We also went with a instagram logo colour scheme! Products used: @makeuprevolution @makeuprevolutionusa c1 concealer @sugarpill @shrinkle tako, poison plum, velocity, butter cupcake @morphebrushes 35B palette @suvabeauty hydra liner in space panda and grease @eldorafalseeyelashes m111, c175 @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_uk bad to the bone lid lingerie, milk jumbo eye pencil @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina medium brown dipbrow @inglot_usa 76 gel liner Wig from @uniwigs #motd#instamakeup #inglot #abhdipbrow #abhcosmetics #anastasiabrows #anastasiabeverlyhills #norvina #nyxcosmetics #nyxcosmetics_uk #eldorafalseeyelashes #suvabeauty #morphebrushes #morphe #morphegirl #sugarpill #makeuprevolution #revolutionmakeup #pictureperfectchallenge #undiscovered_muas#bbdaretoshare #wakeupandmakeup #eotd#hudabeauty#makeuptrend @instagram #instaception

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