Canadian makeup artist Andrea Reed’s Instagram account, girlgreybeauty, is so full of gorgeous, unexpected face art, I actually squealed for joy when I came across it. Her work is much, much more upbeat than the makeup artist/photographer featured in last month’s “Artist Interrupted,” and more accessible (and wearable) than the makeup featured in “Drag Artist.” It’s just fun, beautiful, wonderfully creative makeup, and it made me instantly happy.
Although her photos include all kinds of makeup, it’s her lip work that really has me hypnotized. I certainly never expected to see Katsushika Hokusai’s famous painting, Great Wave Off Kanagawa, so beautifully depicted in makeup! There are hundreds of photos and different looks on her Instagram. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and spend an hour browsing her photos. It’s great inspiration!
In fact, I briefly toyed with the idea of attempting lip art myself, then I realized I possess only half the real estate that Reed has to work with. My Great Wave Off Kanagawa would be more like this:
By the way, for the next week, Beloved and I will be on vacation. While I will still be posting daily, the posts will be a bit shorter than usual. Also, Etsomnia™ will be taking the week off, but it’ll be back on the 14th, tanned and rested.
I hope everyone has a great week. I know I’m going to!