Artist Shows The Beauty Of Insects With Her Matching Eye Makeup Looks

Some of us might think to ourselves, why would anyone like bugs, they’re icky, but you’d be surprised just how much there is to be fascinated about when it comes to insects in general.

Sure, Animal Crossing might have already helped change your perspective on bugs, but there are surely more ways than one to convince people bugs aren’t all that bad and are actually a beautiful and meaningful part of our ecosystem.

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Meet Duran Jay, an artist who does eye makeup inspired by exotic bugs, insects, and anything that fits the invertebrate category. On her dedicated Instagram page, she posts side-by-side comparisons of her colorful eye makeup designs and the bugs that inspired them.

Scroll down to check out some of her best and most mesmerizing work to date, and while you’re down there, read up on our interview with Duran and why not vote and comment on the makeup designs, or the inspirations behind them, that you enjoyed the most!
































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/artist-shows-the-beauty-of-insects-with-her-matching-eye-makeup-looks/

Korean Artist Goes Viral For Transforming Herself Into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Without Any Photoshop

When you’re an artist, everything is a canvas. Don’t believe me?

Meet Dain Yoon, a South Korean classically trained painter who uses her own body as a canvas. You might remember us covering her extraordinarily intricate art that makes people look twice at it to fully understand that there’s a face or entire body hiding behind it.

Since then, Yoon’s been hard at work, so here’s a handful of her new art pieces, neatly packed and presented in a curated list below.

And while you’re down there, why not give your favorite ones an upvote and leave a comment on what you thought about them!

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Dain Yoon is a South Korean artist who works with a bit of an unorthodox canvas—the human body. Most of the time it’s her own, but sometimes it’s someone else’s.

Regardless, besides the interesting choice of canvas, she’s also versed in all things illusions. Much of her work involves hiding the face so well that people often end up trying to figure out what they are seeing in the first place.

Yoon has always enjoyed painting, it was something that she felt best at, which landed her in some of the most prestigious art schools in South Korea. Everything from scenography to theatrical design to special effects makeup—she did it all, and continues surprising her numerous fans across her social media.

And no, this ain’t photoshop.

“My everyday experiences and point of view of our world is what inspires my illusion series,” Yoon explained the inspiration behind her mesmerizing illusionary art.

“I think the reason my work sparks the reactions it does is because I make sure my work is inspired by true feeling, and I am happy that people are there to receive and be affected by them. I am a very sensitive person and my emotions have always been the source of my inspiration. And painting is the language I express myself in, in the same way as a musician uses music to communicate their emotions.”

Yoon continued: “I get inspired by my feelings, both emotional and physical. Since both of my parents worked day jobs, I had a lot of time to think on my own when I was young. Although everyone feels emotions, I was overly sensitive, to an abnormal extent. So when I started painting from a young age, back when I used to paint on canvases and paper, the subject matter of my work was almost always about people and emotions.”

“I always try to be a better artist than the one I was yesterday. It inspires me to keep my focus on further developing my art.”

As you might have guessed, Yoon’s art is every bit challenging, but it is by no means a bad thing as it’s exactly what drives her to be the best she can be.

“Every art piece has definitely been a challenge. I actually like the word ‘challenge’ a lot, I always try to do new things, and never remain stagnant. I really work hard and I think my life and career have developed a lot because of it. As time went on, my perspective on art has grown, and it led me to do things on a bigger scale, and different types of mediums as well. And I definitely look forward to many more opportunities to come.”

Believe it or not, there have been times when Yoon would go out wearing one of her illusions. Like, people could see it. So, we asked her how people reacted and she had this to say:

“It was very different depending on the cities and countries. The first time was in Seoul, I remember the majority of people were scared of me,” laughed Yoon. “The warmest welcome and recognition was in New York, though!”

So, we’ve pushed Yoon into a corner and asked her to choose one favorite design from the myriad of pieces that she has done over the years: “Most of my works have received lots of coverage around the world. But, if I had to pick one, I would say my ‘Hair Nails’ because it brought me on the Ellen Show.”

“Also, I would say my art performance at Seoul Art Center. This performance was an extended version of my illusion body paintings. I wanted to do my own performance for a long time and when I had the chance, I went for it.”

“I composed my own team. Brought in a choreographer, composer, cinematographer, designer, and 12 performers, including myself. It was a great, new challenge.”





















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/korean-artist-goes-viral-for-transforming-herself-into-mind-bending-optical-illusions-without-any-photosho/

A Horror–mad Seven-Year-Old Girl Has Ditched Disney Princesses to Recreate Scenes from Gory Films Such as The Exorcist and Chucky

Pint-sized Coral DeGraves has modelled as over 60 characters from some of the most iconic horror films with the help of her mum, Cheyenne. The schoolgirl became obsessed with horror films when she was just two and Cheyenne was surprised to find she’d prefer Chucky to Cinderella.

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Office manager Cheyenne said: “Coral has never really taken to princesses and other things in that realm. She doesn’t necessarily turn her nose up to princesses or fairy tales, she’s just never shown a distinct interest. While she loves all things horror and paranormal, she is just as much your regular animal loving, adventure seeking, girl scout.

When Coral was about two years old, she became drawn to Chucky so for fun, I made her a little Good Gal’s costume. She wound up later asking to wear that same costume to a horror convention a few months later. Being so young seeing and meeting these actors and artists who make and portray these characters took the fear out of the images and movies for her. From that moment any fear was replaced with genuine fascination. She wanted to watch all of the scary movies and she loves watching anything that shows how the monsters and creatures are created.”

The pair regularly attend horror conventions together sporting homemade outfits and Cheyenne insists that despite her age, the youngster is fascinated rather than scared.

Coral, who lives in Maryland, has been pictured as the bride of Frankenstein, the joker, a gory tooth fairy, Pennywise and a creepy Tinkerbell. Coral’s favourite film is IT but her parents make sure they preapprove any horror films before she watches them herself and Coral watches short clips to help perfect her interpretation of the characters.









































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/a-horror-mad-seven-year-old-girl-has-ditched-disney-princesses-to-recreate-scenes-from-gory-films-such-as-the-exorcist-and-chucky/

This Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into Various Celebrities And Popular Characters

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Some people are alarmed by how easy it is to fake anything with digital means like Photoshop, and it’s hard to surprise anyone with that. But a makeup artist that goes by the name of gillianisme on TikTok shows that one can fake their identity with more “analogue” methods like brushes, mascara, and shadows, and the results are incredible.

The artist can turn herself into virtually any celebrity or recognizable character no matter the gender or ethnicity. She transformed herself into the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Scarlet Witch, Kate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Chan, Edward Scissorhands, and many others, and the results are so convincing that it makes it easy to believe that there are no limits to what she can be.

Her efforts started trending on TikTok, and she has received millions of likes and hundreds of thousands of followers on the platform.

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Scarlett Johansson

Anne Hathaway

Taylor Swift

Michael Jackson

Edward Scissorhands

Audrey Hepburn

Wanda Maximoff

Billie Eilish

Natalie Portman

Audrey Hepburn

Anne Hathaway

Eason Chan

Jackie Chan

Andy Lau

Anita Mui

Jennie Kim

Malena

Stephen Chow

Cheon Seo-Jin From Penthouse: War In Life

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/this-makeup-artist-transforms-herself-into-various-celebrities-and-popular-characters/

This Artist Uses Her Face As A Canvas

According to Lana van den Heuvel, a makeup artist and photographer: “Ever since I was a kid, I have loved makeup and face painting. It took a pandemic actually to start doing it myself. On average, I spend between 60 and 90 minutes per look, and I find it very therapeutic. It gives me a chance to not think about everything that is going on and clear my mind.

I mainly use water-based paint, but sometimes I change things up and use makeup and glitter. People always ask me whether my skin doesn’t feel dry or if my skin doesn’t react to the many paintings I do; it does not. Make sure to moisturize and not wear the paintings for too long at a time.

I hope you enjoy them, please let me know what you think!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/this-artist-uses-use-her-face-as-a-canvas/

This Artist Uses Makeup To Create Art On Her Face

According to Sarina Nexie: “Art is traditionally thought of as something drawn or painted on a canvas, on paper, or even on walls. For a lot of people, art is more abstract than that. The community of makeup lovers turning to use their faces as a canvas is growing by the day, and I myself joined that community three years ago. Hi, I’m Sarina. And I paint stuff on my face.

It might seem wasteful to spend hours doing makeup on your face, painting something you’re proud of only to wash it off minutes later. To me, however, it’s therapeutic, and it’s an art form that has inspired me more than anything.

For me, it’s something that has helped me express myself as an individual. And last year, I used makeup to come out as bisexual – which was something I never thought I could ever do. The community and art drove me to be true to myself, and I am forever grateful for having found this path in life.

I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy making it!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/this-artist-uses-makeup-to-create-art-on-her-face/

Before & After Pics Of Clients By This Makeup Artist From St. Petersburg

Makeup has attracted Ulyana Starobinskaya since her childhood. So in 2008, she decided that enough was enough and made a conscious decision to turn her passion into a career.

After 12 years in the industry, Ulyana has become really confident in her ability. Now, the makeup wants all of her clients to look like Hollywood beauties, whether they’re preparing for a wedding or just a casual photoshoot.

To show off her work, Ulyana posts before-and-after pictures of her clients, revealing the effect her makeup has on them.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/before-after-pics-of-clients-by-this-makeup-artist-from-st-petersburg/

50 Transformations By This Hairstylist And His Team That Show The Power Of A Good Stylist

Looks might not be everything, but looking fantastic can fill you with the confidence you need to live your life to the fullest. And a great hairstyle and fabulous makeup can make all the difference in the world when it comes to motivating you to do practically anything.

One of the best hairstylists and makeup artists in the business is none other than 35-year-old Belarusian Yevgeny Zhuk who has been diving deep into the beauty industry from an early age and, together with his expert team of specialists, has beautified thousands of women. He opened up his own salon in Moscow, Russia, became the host of several fashion and beauty TV shows, and is well known for thousands of seemingly magical before-and-after transformations.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/50-transformations-by-this-hairstylist-and-his-team-that-show-the-power-of-a-good-stylist/

A Canadian Artist Is Transforming His Look with Extreme Plastic Surgeries and Tattoos to Fulfill His Dream of Becoming a Gothic Vampire

Philip Royer, from Montreal, professionally goes by his creative name, London. He works as a tattoo, make-up, and performing artist. He’s had an “obsession with vampires” since childhood, finding their aesthetic “magnificent.” “If I had to describe my style, I would say gothic.” But he has focused many of his modifications on resembling the bloodsucking creatures, as “they’re immortal.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/11/a-canadian-artist-is-transforming-his-look-with-extreme-plastic-surgeries-and-tattoos-to-fulfill-his-dream-of-becoming-a-gothic-vampire/

Japanese Guy Absolutely Nails Anime Girl Cosplay, from Evangelion to Sailor Moon

Meet Rei, a talented Japanese cosplayer. His fantastic makeup skill and costumes are great attention-grabbing in their own right, but they’re even more impressive when you take into account that even though Rei largely focuses on cosplaying popular female characters from video games and anime, Rei is actually a man. More: Twitter, Youtube h/t: grapee It may be bit hard to believe at first glance...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/11/japanese-guy-absolutely-nails-anime-girl-cosplay-from-evangelion-to-sailor-moon/