Instaception: the Trend of Turning Your Face Into Instagram Interface

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Instagram trends come and go, from the really necessary – like body postivity or the open discussion of mental health problems – to the most absurd. At this moment, the emerging trend is most astonishing, because it consists of painting the interface of the social network accurately on the face, to take a picture of this achievement and to post it on his account with the hashtag #Instaception; a surprising mise en abyme that has quickly become viral.

The movement began after a post by professional makeup artist @dom.skii, who published a photo of him wearing post-Instagram makeup a month ago. Since then, many other make-up artists and enthusiasts have challenged themselves to reproduce the most realistic interface.

We can discover makeup very accurate and extremely well done, which is quite impressive. While browsing the hashtag #Instaception, one can also find examples that seem hazardous for humanity’s wellbeing. Who would have thought that the new trend would be to become a screenshot?

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/Not sponsored/ ✖️INSTACEPTION✖️ "And something inside me just… broke. That's the only way I could describe it." This trend has been all over Instagram lately so I wanted to give it a go and recreate it in my own way. Through this makeup, I wanted to, not only, embody that social pressure of being perfect all the time, but I also wanted to represent the scars, depression, anxiety,… all those things that we've got hidden inside of us and that beautifully shaped us to be the unique person we are today. Inspired by @dom.skii @abbyrobertsartistry and @giamariewaits for the grey part. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 🇫🇷 Ce concept de makeup est partout sur Instagram ces derniers temps, du coup j'ai voulu rajouter ma pierre à l'édifice en le réinterprétant à ma manière. A travers ce makeup, j'ai non seulement voulu incarner cette pression sociale à toujours devoir être 'parfait', mais j'ai aussi voulu représenter les cicatrices, la dépression, l'anxiété,… toutes ces choses que nous avons cachées à l'intérieur de nous et qui nous ont façonnées pour être la personne unique que nous sommes aujourd'hui. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ✨PRODUCTS USED:✨ Tears are made out of hot glue that I laid down on a surface first to let them cool down. @lens.addict sclera lenses @sigmabeauty my set of brushes in collaboration with the brand @katvond lock it foundation, @nyxcosmetics liquid suede "alien" @anastasiabeverlyhills diprow pommade "taupe" @urbandecay "Born to Run" palette, and glide pencil in shade "lucky", afterglow palette, naked skin concealer @graftobianmakeup black and white face and body paint @joliebeautyofficial lashes @maccosmetics lightscapade highlighter ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #hudabeauty #peachyqueenblog #instaception #wakeupandmakeup #100daysofmakeup #crazymakeups

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