a close up portrait of Liz Breygel's face with a perfect instagram makeup look

Hi, everyone! We all probably scroll through our Instagram feed and wonder how all those beauty gurus do their flattering makeup looks? Today is day 25 of my everlasting 30 Days Beauty Blogger Challenge and I'm going to reveal to you a few makeup secrets that will help you take perfect Instagram selfies.

Cut Crease

Almost every perfect Instagram selfie features a cut crease eye makeup technique and it is one of my favorite makeup techniques. It is perfect for those people who have small eyelids but want to make them look bigger. All you need is a sharp eye pencil, a small synthetic brush to apply concealer and eyeshadow, and a clean blending brush for seamless blending. 

Dramatic Cat Eyeliner

All those gorgeous Instagram beauty gurus have mastered their eyeliner skills and wear dramatic cat eyeliner on all their pictures. Still, struggling to perfect your cat eyeliner? Try out one of my favorite bobby pin eyeliner hacks and draw perfectly shaped and even wings for your Instagram selfie.

False Lashes

The less is more - a rule I follow in my everyday makeup, but when it comes to Instagram makeup looks I love wearing long false lashes, even though they aren't comfortable to wear. If you have small or hooded eyelids, like me, choose false lashes with shorter lashes in the inner eye corners.

Plump Lips

Not everyone has plump and juicy lips, but the makeup was invented for everyone, who is dreaming to look like Angelina Jolie and doesn't want to put beauty injections on lips. The only two things you need to get those sexy lips are lip liner and lipstick. Here is a very simple step-by-step plump & juicy lip tutorial for everyone, who needs some extra help and tips.

Highlight & Contouring

And probably the most important thing, that distinguishes Instagram selfie makeup is a very strong contouring game. Try using neutral or cold shades of brown for your contouring, otherwise, it might look orange and very unnatural. Blending is key for beautiful contouring. If you have acne-prone skin, try avoiding highlighting and contouring problematic areas.

The Takeaway

Of course, such makeup usually looks good only on fancy Instagram accounts, in real life dramatic contouring and highlighting looks like dirt and false lashes irritate eyes and affect natural eyelashes. Less makeup is always better, let your natural beauty shine, and don't cover it with makeup overload. That's all for today lovelies, tomorrow is a new day and we are going to talk about the most typical blogging problems faced by most beauty bloggers, and about the basic difficulties, every beauty blogger meets on the road. Love you guys, hugs and kisses!

Lots of love,