Beautiful Aesthetic Makeup Looks That Will Look Great on Instagram
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Social media has become the go-to platform for showcasing our daily lives, including our makeup looks.
One trend that has been popping up more and more on Instagram (but not enough!) is the aesthetic makeup look. It’s a structured makeup that’s less blended and more graphic, with typical elements such as matte liquid lips and elaborate feline flicks on the eyes.
But how can you make your aesthetic makeup look stand out and be perfect for the gram? In this blog, we’ll explore how to make a beautiful aesthetic makeup that will look great on Instagram.
Choose the Right Colors:
When it comes to Instagram, colors play a crucial role. So, do pick the colors that suit your style but make sure they catch enough attention.
Neutral tones such as beige and brown can work excellent as a base, but a pop of bright color will enhance the look and make it noticeable in everyone’s feed.
Go for neon shades or glittery shades to add extra drama to your eyes or lips.
If you want to post a natural looks, such as to show off your skin, you have less to work with. You can still use plain statement glitter or rhinestones though, or a bright colored mascara to get that attention seeker into your photo.
Get Creative with Eyeliner:
One of the most iconic aspects of the aesthetic makeup look is the graphic cat-eye or feline flick.
|_Photograph @melony.lemon||Wearing @jadedldn Makeup breakdown: Foundation @kvdbeauty Concealor @elfcosmeticsuk Bronzer @benefitcosmeticsuk Eyeliner @kvdbeauty Eyeshadow @beautybaycom Brows @urbandecayuki Mascara @urbandecayuki Lip @illamasqua_|
To take it to the next level, modify the flick into ornaments, make it colorful, or use face jewels to add extra glam.
You can also try different shapes, such as a curved line or a connected double wing, to amp up the drama.
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Focus on Lips:
To finish off your look, matte liquid lips work like a charm. Choose a pop of color that complements your outfit and skin tone. If you want something different, try ombre lips or use a glitter lip gloss to make your lips stand out.
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Add Light and Shade:
Adding contouring and highlight can work wonders in getting an aesthetically pleasing makeup look. Use a matte bronzer and contour your cheekbones and jawline for a slim effect, while a highlighter on your cheeks or nose makes the face appear more sculpted.
Start with a Clean Slate:
You probably know it but before applying makeup, make sure your face is clean and moisturized. Applying makeup on a clean face is essential to ensure better adherence and lasting power. Therefore, always start with a primer to make your makeup stick to your skin, so it doesn’t fade throughout the day. Then, use a lightweight foundation or concealer to even out your skin tone.
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Creating an aesthetic makeup look is not rocket science, but it requires attention to detail, creativity, and a little bit of practice. Keep in mind that the key factors that make the look stand out are colors, eyeliner, and lips. But don’t be afraid to get creative, add some extra glam, and embrace your unique style. With these tips, your aesthetic makeup look will be ready to shine on the gram. So, take out your brush set and start exploring your creativity.