By BR Amelia
Perhaps it's because Halloween is coming. Perhaps it's because some trends take their time to snowball. Perhaps it's because people are searching for a deeper meaning in life and this trend somehow speaks to their soul in a way that makes them want to pick up their makeup brushes and give it a go. Whatever the reason, the blank canvas trend is continuing to make its mark on Instagram - and we love it!
In a nutshell, the blank canvas trend involves doing a full face of makeup, then cutting out a shape on your face using a light concealer pencil, then wiping off the makeup in the areas that you intend of turning into a blank canvas, then applying white face paint in those areas to create said canvas. The result? A look that once seen is not forgotten.
Keena (above) chose to infuse Halloween into her take on the blank canvas, and we're loving it! While we're not sure she'd terrify us on a dark and stormy night (although the dribble effect is eerie), she's rocking a fall harvest goddess style that we are here for.
The diagonal foundation slash is a popular choice for those taking up the Blank Canvas challenge, as demonstrated above by Jess of xjessmakeup.
It was beauty guru James Charles who inspired Lucia of makeupby_luciax to give this challenge a go, and we think you'll agree that the results are stunning! (That eye makeup - swoon!)
While for many the blank canvas challenge is just that... a chance to stretch their makeup skills, the look took on more meaning for instagrammer Victoria Rose Scott, aka hotmessexpresstutorials. As she took on the challenge she saw that it gave her the opportunity to hide the parts of her she didn't like while showing the aspects of her face that she was confident in. Victoria noted, 'we have days of slaying the game where nothing can get us down and days where no matter how much you try to transform your face you can't get past your flaws. What was funny was as I put the translucent powder on it broke over to the white area. Almost like breaking through the cracks of my self-consciousness. It's okay to have the breakthrough a little piece at a time.'
We love a meaningful makeup trend, and if 'blank canvassing' could be another way towards self-acceptance and self-empowerment, we think this trend could well be up there with NikkieTutorial's Power of Makeup.