In search of your next Instagram-worthy look? Here’s how to get that Instagram makeup that will make your followers go WOW and hit the Like button.
Instagram-Inspired Makeup Tutorial
We, undeniably, refer to Instagram for almost everything: beauty tips and tricks, weight loss secrets, outfits of the day, nail art, beautiful people, you know it, we’ve searched for it. It’s safe to say that Instagram has become our number 1 source of inspiration.
It’s also become the go-to place for the latest in beauty and fashion trends. Every beauty trend we know and love like strobing, contouring, and the Kylie Jenner lip challenge has come from Instagram. The Instagram-look is a perfect curated makeup look that’s accentuated for selfies, filters and whatever else people do on the photo-sharing social media site.
This Instagram-inspired makeup tutorial is perfect for your next set of selfies.
Step 1. Prime Your Face
You don’t want your followers to know you have pores, do you? Spread that primer everywhere and get that flawless canvas.
Step 2. Foundation
Apply foundation; blend seamlessly.
Step 3. Highlight and Contour
Highlight the high points of your face: eyes, chin, middle of forehead, down the bridge of your nose.
Contour under the cheekbones, forehead (near the hairline), along the jawline, and outlining the bridge of your nose.
Step 4. Bake Your Face
Apply translucent powder under the eyes and cheekbones, right below your contour. Also apply above your lips, on your chin and down the center of your nose. Blend it out. The point of baking is to create the bone structure you’ve always wanted.
Step 5. Eyes
When it comes to Instagram makeup, nude is in. Take your favorite nude shadow and use it to define your crease.
Apply a lighter shade as highlighter under your eyebrows’ arch for definition.
Apply a darker brown shade to your lids.
Take that same dark brown shade and line your lower lash line with it.
Step 6. Winged Eyeliner
You know what to do.
Step 7. Mascara and False Eyelashes
Step 8. Brows
Fill your brows in the Instagram way: dark and defined.
Step 9. Clean
Blend any excess powder.
Step 10. Re-touch the Contour
Re-touch the contour below the cheekbones, on the forehead (near the hairline), along the jawline, the bridge and tip of your nose.
Step 11. Blush
Apply lightly on the cheekbones.
Step 12. Highlight Your Face
Apply highlight on top of your cheekbones, middle of the nose, and inner corner of your eyes.
Step 13. Lips
Use a lip liner to shape your lips. Since we’re doing Instagram makeup, don’t be afraid to over-line your lips for a fuller, K. Jenner effect.
Apply your lip color of choice or, to stick with the theme of the day, go for a nude, matte lipstick.