California-based artist Lexie Lazear transforms her face into works of art with the power of makeup!
Lazear was inspired to turn her face into famous paintings, thanks to her love of art. Her intricate designs pay homage to famous painters such as Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh.
“I love art, so I started with pieces that have always spoken to me, and plan to keep going until I’m struck by a new inspiration,” Lazear told Buzzfeed.
When she designs her makeup, the artist doesn’t just ‘copy and paste’ the iconic artworks onto her face. Instead, she reinterprets and reimagines them into new, unique looks.
Lazear’s first creation of the epic series was inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Night Over the Rhone”.
She recreated the classic painting using her face as the canvas and drew blue hues onto it to depict the glimmering water of Rhone. Lazear then completed the look by drawing little shiny stars onto her forehead.
She also created the rippling water effects under her eyes and lips to portray the essence of Van Gogh’s masterpiece. Needless to say, the end result is mesmerising.
When she first posted about it on Instagram, her followers went wild! As the post garnered over hundreds of likes and received waves of positive reviews, Lazear decided that she would make it into an epic series.
“I think that makeup is an art,” she said. “Art is expression, and we’re all unique, looking for ways to express that.”