Friday, 28 June 2013

How to look Instagramed - in real life!

Everyone always looks a million times better on Instagram and I've always wanted to look 'Instagramed' in real life, and you'd be surprised at how easy it actually is - so let me share the secret with you!
1. It seems so obvious but using a good quality concealer - not just underneath your eyes but also on the inner corners of your eyes, will brighten up your whole face and give you an overall smoother and brighter complexion. I dab a few dots underneath my eyes as well as onto the inner corners, which I then blend with a concealer brush. I deliberately use a shade lighter than required.

2. I use a 2in1 Foundation & Primer by applying a small amount of this firstly to my cheeks, which should be blended outwards in slow, circular motions and then to my nose, chin and forehead. Again, applying in the same way and blending towards my ears using a flat foundation brush - which results in a flawless finish.
If you don't use a 2in1 Foundation & Primer, it's a great idea to mix the seperate primer and foundation together on your hand before applying, to create your own 2in1 product.
3. I then slowly brush my favourite bronzer upwards in a straight line from the corners of my mouth to the edge of my cheek bone using a blusher brush, which defined my cheek bones beautifully, whilst also adding shadow to my face making it seem much more natural and defined. I then applied a pink blusher (the brighter - the better) to the apples of my cheeks using a different blusher brush to before. I blended it slightly into the bronzer where possible.
4. I swept a white eyeshadow across my brow bone using an eyeshadow brush, to act as a highlighter. I keep going on about how much bright eyes contribute to this look - but they really do the trick when wanting to look 'Instagramed!'
5. Finally, I applied a very thin line of black eyeliner along the top of my eye, as close to the eyelashes as possible, followed by a couple of coats of my favourite mascara to define the eyes, but it still looks pretty natural.

Please note: None of the above images have been edited or filtered.


  1. Love this post! You look lovely!
    I so wish I looked instagramed in real life! I need to try this lol


  2. This is absolutely amazing and a really good look. I will def try this out.
    I'm your new follower on GFC and Bloglovin, perhaps we could follow eachother?

    All Saints Day

  3. Pretty!Nice post (:

  4. What a fantastic idea. Also, you are gorgeous. I love the lip color!