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'Instaception' is the coolest new makeup trend on Instagram

‘Instaception’ is the coolest new makeup trend on Instagram

Posting your makeup skills on Instagram is cool and all, but can you paint an Instagram post on your face?

Makeup artists are flexing their skills with the Instaception challenge, going all out on one eye, and then painting borders so it looks like a screenshot of an Instagram post. 

A post shared by Abby Roberts (@abbyrobertsartistry) on Aug 1, 2018 at 3:33pm PDT

The trend started with @dom.skii, who first posted the look three weeks ago and captioned it “picture perfect.” He framed his eyes with the like, comment, and share icons. 

A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🍃dominic🌿 (@dom.skii) on Jul 19, 2018 at 8:15am PDT

Since then, talented makeup artists have posted their own takes on the Insta-ception trend, like @cakefacerj’s wild multi-post look. 

A post shared by 🎨RJ🎨 (@cakefacerj) on Aug 8, 2018 at 10:16am PDT

Even James Charles joined in, sharing a vibrant rainbow creation with lines so clean, it’s hard to believe that it isn’t just a screenshot

A post shared by James Charles (@jamescharles) on Aug 5, 2018 at 4:58pm PDT

To create looks for the Insta-ception trend, makeup artists leave their entire face bare except for the small square where the screenshot would be. 

It just proves how much of an art makeup really is. 

A post shared by JESSICA BRODERSEN (@instabeautybyjess) on Aug 9, 2018 at 9:10am PDT

A post shared by shazney (@sclbeauty) on Aug 9, 2018 at 8:10am PDT

A post shared by Rianne (@riannemua) on Aug 9, 2018 at 7:39am PDT

Of all bizarre makeup trends — from garden brows to halo foreheads, this is a look that you’d probably want to wear in public because it’s just so cool.

[h/t:TeenVogue]

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