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
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.
PICTURE PERFECT 📷🌈 happy national sisters day, sisters!! we hit 7m on youtube today & are so close to hitting it here on ig too!!!!! I can’t thank u enough for all of your love and support throughout the past few years. you have changed my life and I owe u guys everything. 💞 ily ____ credit to @dom.skii & @abbyrobertsartistry for look inspiration 😊
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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