Scrolling down your Instagram feed and wondering how those makeup artists look so flattering in every single selfie? You're not alone.
Let's take a look at what it really takes to get that selfie glorified by the masses and look well, picture perfect. Here's the secrets behind those plump lips, bold eyeliner and perfect 'insta' brows.
We all dream of having sexy plump lips but unfortunately, not everyone can brag about a natural and full pout. Don't worry, you don't need to spend money on fillers or lip injections when you can actually enhance your lip shape with makeup.
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Prep your lips by gently exfoliating dead skin cells away with a lip scrub. Moisturize lips with a lip balm and start to create a new, fuller shape with a sharpened lip liner. Fill in the shape with the same lip liner and add lipstick. Final step - apply a little bit of gloss or highlighter on the center of your lips and enjoy the results. Your lips are juicy and plump!
Sharp and bold cat eyeliner is iconic for Instagram makeup junkies. Still can't beautifully line your eyes? #TheStruggleIsReal right? Try out a very simple bobby pin eyeliner hack and say goodbye to boring makeup looks.
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All you need is a regular bobby pin and your favorite eyeliner - cream, liquid or gel. Apply a small amount of product on the end of the bobby pin, lay it on the outer corner of your eye and fill in the gaps. Voila!
Interesting fact, before Cara Delevingne's famous bushy eyebrows and Instagram makeup artists there was no evident 'brow trends. Of course eyebrows played a huge role in makeup, but people never endured them with so much game. Perfect Insta brows are bold, thick and curved. Once again, you don't need to pay a fortune to get a desirable eyebrow shape, unless you're getting them microbladed of course, but why not draw and sculpt them yourself?
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Start by filling in the shape with the brow product of your choice. Leave the beginning of your eyebrow untouched, to get an ombre effect. Keep the natural width of your eyebrow and just add a small amount of product where your natural eyebrow has no hair or is sparse. Finish the look by cleaning up the edges with a concealer.
Long and thick false eyelashes can be so uncomfortable, but they look beautiful in Instagram selfies. If you have hooded or small eyelids, but want to add some dramatic falsies to complete your makeup look, try choosing false eyelashes with smaller hair on the inner corner and longer hair on the outer eye corners. These false eyelashes will be easier to apply and they look much better on hooded eyes. What is even more important, don't forget to measure the length of the lashes, before using them, falsies can be too long or wide for your eyes.
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