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This Makeup Artist Paints Her Face With Actual Dead Bugs

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Social Content Producer
Updated: 31 January 2018

How far would you go for cool makeup? Because this beauty guru glues dead bugs on to her face.

This is not a drill. Social media makeup influencer Jasmine attaches actual dead insects to her face to create her incredibly unique and quite frankly stunning beauty looks.

‼️REAL MOTHS‼️ SOURCE: both were found already dead. The larger one was sent to me by @ignitedbeauty and I found the smaller one. FUN FACTS: Moths outnumber butterflies, their nearest relative, by more than 10 to 1. There are upward of 11,000 moth species in the United States alone — that's more than all the bird and mammal species in North America combined. Moths can range in size from smaller than a pencil tip to bigger than a songbird. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 Products Used @mehronmakeup paradise paints in red and white. @istencilsonline @badassstencils HAS stencil in 5062 @sauceboxcosmetics Étude palette for all shading. @habibilash lash glue to glue it all down. @lego chains. Succulents from my garden. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 #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 #moth #moths #succulents #legoart

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From scorpions to spiders to bees and even butterflies, she combines the critters with makeup for a look that puts smokey lids and Adele-style winged eyeliner to shame.

‼️REAL INSECT‼️ Damselfly SOURCE: Etsy shop InsectArt Damselflies are usually smaller, weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are well separated. Like dragonflies, damselflies cannot walk, but only land. Their life cycle is also similar. They are often brilliantly coloured, but when they land on a bush, out of direct sunlight, they are not easy to see. They land and close their wings at the same instant. They have eyes which detect movement well, and they fly off if anything moves nearby. Thus, although they are fragile and highly coloured, they are not easily caught by predators. 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 Products Used Vaseline, thread, and metallic string. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 #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 #dragonfly #damselfly #artporn #artisticmakeup

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Based in California, the self-taught makeup maven is inspired by nature, putting together looks that seem to defy the realm of possibility. While definitely creepy, especially if you’re afraid of bugs (yikes), they are really quite beautiful and, unsurprisingly, are taking Instagram by storm.

‼️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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Known as the ‘Insect Eyes Art Series’, her Insta blog really is an art portfolio, showing the world that makeup is far more than what we buy in the store.

‼️REAL SPIDER‼️ Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula (Molt/Exoskeleton) SOURCE: Etsy Shop: WildThingsInc FUN FACTS: Chaco golden knee tarantula is a ground-living species that burrows when he can. Although generally sweet-natured, the Chaco golden knee, like many other tarantulas, may flick irritating hairs at people when alarmed. Lifespan: Males – 5+ years, Females – 20+ years. Tarantulas have the ability to spin silk, but unlike other spiders, they do not use the silk to make webs that catch their prey. Instead, they use the silk to line their burrows and protect their eggs. 🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷 (Secret: this look was originally intended for the black widow spider I had. The look was all ready for the spider placement but the thing is that….. I DRAW THE LINE AT BLACK WIDOWS!! She was tooooo creepy!!!) 🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷 Products Used @sauceboxcosmetics Étude palette for brow and shading. @ttd_eye lens in Mystery Red(use code Butterflyjasmine for 10% off) @duoadhesive latex free lash glue near the eye and @mehronmakeup liquid latex for the effects further from eye. Cotton for large egg sacs and @ellimacssfx ellimorph plastic for the little eggs. The webbing is a pulled apart Used dryer sheet. 🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷 #eyeart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #tarantula #goldenknee #arachnids #arachnophobia #scary #creepy #crazymakeup #trypophobia

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Don’t worry, Jasmine doesn’t kill the bugs, she normally finds them dead herself or they are sent to her (also already dead) by friends. So, basically, not only are the styles amazing but no insects are harmed in their making either. It’s a win, win!