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Eep! Girl completes her makeup with the help of spiders and worms

You know how, when you see a spider, you squash it? Well, this lady is doing the COMPLETE opposite.

California-based makeup artist Jasmine Ahumada creates looks that involve sticking insects across her face. Some of the bugs she’s worked with include bugs, bees, worms, and yep, you guessed it, spiders.

Writing this, I’m in a potential state of cardiac arrest as I look at these giant, hairy insects glued to her.

‼️REAL MILLIPEDE‼️ Millipede SOURCE: Found locally(Already dead) FUN FACTS: Millipedes do not have a thousand legs. A hatchling is born with only three pairs of legs and can grow up to 200 as an adult. They have two pairs of legs per body segment. Millipedes are some of the oldest creatures to walk on land. Fossilized evidence show that a millipede-like creature was one of the first and largest invertebrates to walk on land at six feet long and one and a half feet wide. Products Used @bennyemakeup Fresh Scab blood @duoadhesive and red yarn. Lashes from Amazon. ????????? #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #millipede #worms #bloody #gross #editorial

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Yes, the millipede is real. She even posts fun facts about the species. Neat!

‼️REAL BEETLE‼️ Stag Beetle SOURCE: Etsy shop: insectartzone FUN FACTS: Male beetles appear to have huge antlers. They are actually over-sized mandibles, used in courtship displays and to wrestle other male beetles. They are not harmful to humans. ⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️ Products Used @mehronmakeup Paradise paints in dark brown, gold and silver. @ttd_eye lenses in Starshine Doll Brown(use code Butterflyjasmine for 10% off) Lace is a random fabric scrap, screws I had laying around, keys are from craft store, and the gears I ordered off eBay. ⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️ #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #steampunk #hardware #lace #golden #stagbeetle

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Although we’re on the verge of puking, we’re having mixed feelings of awe. Jasmine’s makeup is actually pretty spectacular and definitely shows a heap of talent. More impressive is that she is self-taught. So she deserves even more praise for the execution of such a ‘niche’ makeup market.

‼️REAL BEE‼️ Honey Bee ????????? SOURCE: Found in my yard(already dead) FUN FACTS: These bees are now found in every part of the world except Antarctica, and is now considered the world’s most important pollinator for agriculture. These huddle together during the cold winter months to stay warm and to survive. They live on the honey they produce and store during the spring and summer. ????????? @colouredcontactsuk Orange Werewolf lens. @badassstencils halfass stencil in 5063 from @istencilsonline . @mehronmakeup paradise paints in white, yellow, dijon, dark brown and white. @nyxcosmetics black studio liner, brow gel in blonde and chocolate. @shadow_lashes in Starri-Nite (Use code BUTTERFLY20 for a discount ?) @sauceboxcosmetics Étude palette for shading. "Honey" is made by mixing @danessa_myricks Daydreaming pigment with @mehronmakeup yellow paradise paint and glycerin. ????????? #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #honeybee #californiagirl #wingedliner #honeycomb #glossylook

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On her FAQ page, Jasmine explained why she chose to use bugs as her (unconventional) medium.

“I’m doing this series because all things nature inspire me. I’m inspired by the colors, textures, and even sounds that surround me,” she said. “I have a deep appreciation and respect towards the world I live in. I want to show how incredible all these creatures are.

“I also love learning new things, doing research on all of these surely taught me a thing or two and now I have even more appreciation for them.”

‼️REAL INSECTS‼️ ????????? Praying mantis (ft. Wasps and a tiny fly, do you spot the fly?) ????????? Praying Mantis SOURCE: Praying Mantis Found Locally(already dead) and the wasps were sent to me by my instabestie @ignitedbeauty FUN FACTS: The praying mantis is so named because when waiting for prey, it holds its front legs in an upright position, as if they are folded in prayer. Don't be fooled by its angelic pose, however, because the mantid is a deadly predator. If a bee or fly happens to land within its reach, the praying mantis will extend its arms with lightning quick speed, and grab the helpless insect. Sharp spines line the mantid's raptorial forelegs, enabling it to grasp the prey tightly as it eats. Some larger mantids catch and eat lizards, frogs, and even birds. ????????? Products Used @mehronmakeup 3D Gel. ????????? #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #prayingmantis #mantis #carnivoroustagram #deadly

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If you’re thinking of animal cruelty, worry not. Jasmine also explained that she got her specimens humanely.

“Most of these specimens were found already dead by myself/friends/family. Some were ordered online, & some were purchased from local pet/garden stores.”

She added: “As far as the ‘insects’ I bought online I made sure to ask each seller if they killed them. I chose NOT to buy from the sellers that admitted killing.”

‼️REAL BUTTERFLY‼️ Dogface Butterfly ????????? SOURCE: Found at my local Starbucks(Already dead) FUN FACTS: In 1972 the Dogface butterfly was adopted as California's state insect, this butterfly can only be found in California. The California dogface is most common from April to May and July through August. Adults are fast fliers, and can probably fly for several kilometers. ????????? @sauceboxcosmetics Étude palette. @elfcosmetics liquid black liner. @nyxcosmetics jumbo eye pencil in Milk, Chocolate and blonde brow gels. @mehronmakeup paradise paint in yellow. Lashes from eBay. ????????? #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #dogface #californiastyle #waterline #artisticmakeup

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To see more of Jasmine’s makeup, head on over to her Instagram page if you’re down for some creepy crawlies!

‼️REAL MOTH‼️ Sunset Moth SOURCE: Etsy shop: InsectArt FUN FACTS: The Madagascan sunset moth or simply sunset moth, is a day-flying moth. It is considered to be one of the most impressive and beautiful Lepidoptera. Famous worldwide, it is featured in most coffee table books on the order and is much sought after by collectors.It is very colourful, though the iridescent parts of the wings do not have pigment; rather the colours originate from optical interference. Adult moths have a wingspan of 7–9 centimetres (3–3½ in). ????????? @nyxcosmetics brow gel in Chocolate. @revlon pencil in matte marine. @sauceboxcosmetics shadow in Coffee Toffee from their Étude palette. Lashes from eBay. ????????? #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #sunsetmoth #moth #butterfly #lashes

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‼️REAL BUTTERFLY‼️ Monarch Butterfly SOURCE: Etsy shop: BicbugsLLC FUN FACTS: Monarch butterflies store a poison called Cardiac Glycosides that they had ingested by feeding on the leaves of the milkweed foliage in their larva stage. These are sometimes harmful to its vertebrate predators, but ineffective on invertebrate predators. The toxic effect on vertebrates however, depends on the level of intake. These toxins provide these butterflies with a poisonous defense against its predators such as lizards, birds, and frogs. They have a broad spectrum  perception of colors and can see even the UV light that humans cannot. ????????? Products Used @mehronmakeup paradise paints. @colouredcontactsuk Orange werewolf lens. ????????? #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #butterfly #monarch #monarchbutterfly #artporn

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‼️REAL INSECTS‼️ Cicada SOURCE: Etsy shop: Insectartzone FUN FACTS: Some cicada calls can be heard up to 1 mile away, according to National Geographic. Cicadas do not sting or bite. When they leave their burrow, sometimes cicadas will make chimneys of mud over the exit. Each species of cicada has a different song. ????????? Products Used @contactlenshub blue star lens. @mehronmakeup paradise paints. @projektglitter Blue glitter. @wetnwildbeauty blue pencil liner. Lashes eBay

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Bronte is a media student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). She enjoys music, fitness, and exploring the city.

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