Amid a sea of smooth, poreless skin scattered down our feeds, and sharp cut-creases that give knives a run for their money – social media’s latest trend, ‘Instagram vs Real Life’ has officially put to bed rumours that our favourite Instagram makeup artistry is created on Photoshop.
The photos, being posted by some of our fave internet makeup artists, created by vlogger Dominic Porras, is simple: you create an extra AF makeup look on a small section of your face and leave the rest natural.
But plot twist: in the area you have your smoky eye extravaganza happening, you decorate the outside to look like an Instagram border, AKA a selfie inside another selfie.
El día de ayer en las historias de @fabiansesen les pregunté si les gustaría que hiciera este “ reto “ y muchas personas me dijeron que lo haga y lo hice ! ✨ Nada fuera de lo común pero si fue algo complejo ¡¡¡no sabía qué tan dedicado es maquillar nuestro propio rostro!!! Aquí está el reto! Les pido muchos likes, esta inspiración se la debo @jamescharles @dom.skii @abbyrobertsartistry ——— Yesterday in @fabiansesen stories .. I asked them if they would like me to do this “challenge” and many people told me to do it and I did it! ✨ Nothing unusual but if it was something complex , I did not know how dedicated it is to make up our own faces !!! Here is the challenge! I ask you many likes, this inspiration @jamescharles @dom.skii @abbyrobertsartistry
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The point? To prove that the amazing and colourful looks you see on your feed usually involve more than rushing because you’re late and snapping a quick photo on the way.
It often includes staying up all night surrounded by a posse of ring lights taking hundreds of copies of photos then sitting and picking between them (even though they all look exactly the same).
Even though we can take from their millions of followers that these people are super talented, Instagram can often leave you with super low self-esteem, so any trend that debunks the myths surrounding the easiness of posting a photo online we’re here for.
“Instagram vs Real Life” makeup – is ALL OVER the social media platform. The trend involves creating a makeup look on one part of the face, outlining it with a realistic Instagram frame, and leaving the rest of the face natural. The end result mimics a real life Instagram selfie, within another selfie. @Dom.skii started the trend last month with his post titled “picture perfect”. His look, which resembled Insta-ception, has inspired other artists to try the trend. These posts are shining a spotlight on the work, lighting and possible editing that goes into creating a flawless selfie that may be difficult to recreate and helping spread the word that makeup doesn’t have to be picture perfect. 🖤 READ OUR NEWEST BLOG FOR MORE ALONG WITH FEATURED ARTISTS RECREATING THE LOOK USING MEHRON!! (Link in bio 👆🏽) Features artists on blog: @beautyinthe_shadows @riley.visuals @ryankellymua @samuel.rayy @minniemcgee @beautybyxcait @flawless_by_tenisha @wildroseartistry @blondiebeauty_12 @bambiglows @aalexandriabishop @courtneyleighhollins @torimichellemua @jessgonzalezmua #pictureperfect #instaception #mehrongirl #mehronboy #mehronmakeup
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