Okay, listen up guys: There's a new trend on beauty Instagram, and it's called ~ Instaception~.
The 'grammer who started this Instaception movement is the makeup artist @dom.skii:
And at this point, you can find tons of other posts related to this trend with the hashtag #instaception.
Basically, makeup artists and beauty influencers alike are creating tiny, flawless Instagram posts on their faces...
And then, posting a photo of that mini Insta post on Instagram itself.
(Sounds super meta, right?)
The results are gorgeous — and they highlight just how much work it takes to create some of these seemingly effortless lewks:
It's a reminder that, at the end of the day, Instagram is a place where we usually only see the "end results."
And that even the biggest influencers put in dedicated time and energy to look the way they do:
Plus, it reminds us that makeup is a serious art form!
So the next time you see someone post on Instagram and get insanely jealous about their makeup skills...
Just remember that you're only seeing ~part of the picture~...
And that there's always more than meets the [fabulously contoured] eye. Okay?
This post was translated from Spanish.