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Makeup Artist Realistically Paints Her Hands to Reveal a Tiger’s Stare

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We've seen some incredible transformations with makeup, and now Lara Hawker has impressed us with her skills. Instead of only working on the face and neck, the New Zealand-based makeup and special effects artist cleverly painted her hands to look like a tiger. One hand depicts the snout and its long whiskers while the other features an illustrated eye. When held together, the vibrant oranges and stripes capture the essence of a tiger's stare.

On her Deviantart page, Hawker writes, “[I] thought I'd try something a little out of my comfort zone.” She creates an illusion with her hands rather than relying on expressive facial features, and it pays off. The unusual choice grabs our attention and shows yet another marvelous way to apply makeup.

This unique tiger makeup transforms Lara Hawker's hands into a big cat's terrifying stare.

Lara Hawker Deviant Art page and Facebook
via [Neatorama]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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