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Makeup Artist Paints Her Pucker to Turn Her Lips into Mesmerizing Works of Art

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Makeup has always been one of the best ways for people to outwardly express themselves—more so now than ever, thanks to contemporary beauty trends. With dazzling, unconventional colors en vogue, it’s no surprise that makeup addicts are using them to transform parts of their bodies into spectacular works of living art. For years, Andrea Reed, aka Girl Grey Beauty, has created lip art that blows us away with its color, detail, and creativity.

Reed’s makeup art runs the gamut of subjects, and she loves to experiment with new imagery and techniques. Previously, she’s taken inspiration from real works of art like Katsushika Hokusai's Great Wave Off Kanagawa, but she hasn’t stopped there. Some of her latest applications include an homage to Gustav Klimt and the old logo for Instagram (the platform she now has over 338K followers on).

Reed also finds unusual ways to collaborate with other makeup artists. Last year, she and Laura Jenkinson (another My Modern Met favorite) collaborated on a makeup project inspired by the 1951 Disney film Alice In Wonderland. For it, Reed interpreted the line “Do you suppose she's a wildflower?” and painted flowers all over her lips, while Jenkinson adorned her chin to resemble the kooky Mad Hatter.

Andrea Reed uses colorful beauty products to turn her mouth into mesmerizing lip art.

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Homage to artist Gustav Klimt.

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Collaboration with makeup artist Laura Jenkinson, based on “Alice in Wonderland.”

Andrea Reed: Website | Instagram | YouTube
h/t: [Boing Boing]

All images via Andrea Reed.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. 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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