We’re pretty sure some of you out there would know the latest developments in the world of make up: what’s trending, what’s popular, what could never work, etc.
But what a lot of you would not know is what is formed when the field of art and make up amalgamate – artwork that is simply out of this world.
Andrea Reed, makeup artist from Canada, uses her lips as a canvas to unleash her incredible talent and makes some mind blowing pieces of art. With the help of lipsticks and other make up products along with a variety of makeup tools, she has created leaves, rainbows, honeycombs, pixels and, on one occasion, recreated even one of the most famous pieces of Japanese art, The Great Wave off Kanagawa – all on her lips.
Her talent and creativity go way beyond the average and the ordinary. She is not merely a makeup artist, she is an inspiration, someone who has interpreted art in a way that no one before has; her works are an indication that art is not limited to just paints and canvases, residing in galleries and exhibitions, but can be formed anywhere, even with the most unconventional medium – make up.
She also has a YouTube channel where she shows how she creates her designs, which, she says, normally take her over an hour to make. You can watch her in action in this video; although, when you feel an inferiority complex coming your way, don’t blame us – we warned you. And when you remember that she creates these brilliant designs on her own lips herself, it just makes you feel worse, doesn’t it?
Yes, there are people who claim that makeup is overrated, but Reed, through her work, has established that makeup is not over hyped but is a medium to showcase your creativity the way you want to – something her odd 129 thousand followers on Instagram would only agree to.
To check out more of her amazing lip art, be sure to have a look at her Instagram page!