We Tried To Do Instagram Makeup For A Week And Realized We’re Not Ready For That Responsibility

“And it was…dehydrating.”

Getting your eyebrows to look like twins instead of siblings takes true talent. Talent that Instagram makeup artists have. But what happens when Ladylike tries to do Instagram-inspired makeup looks for an entire week? Well, things got a little exhausting:

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1. The bar was set pretty high from the beginning — I mean, look at all the beauty in these pictures:

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It’s OK though, ’cause Nicole, a makeup guru, would prep these ladies for the week to come.

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2. For their tutorial with Nicole, they focused on their eyeshadow and eyebrows first.

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3. Then, they put on a little foundation and contoured their faces.

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4. Wait — don’t forget they had to bake, giving their look a matte finish.

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5. They finished up their looks by putting on their eyeliner, lipstick, and eyelashes. *bats eyelashes*

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6. After 3.5 hours of doing their makeup, these ladies were ready to take the world by storm.

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By the end of day one, the ladies wanted to celebrate that they got through one day of absolute slayage.

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But by day three, they had no time or patience to spend on their makeup.

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7. But they stuck with it, and by the end of the week they were experts at Instagram makeup.

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But was it worth it?

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Ehhh, maybe sometimes but definitely not every day.

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