She Started Painting Her Face. Minutes Later When I Saw Her Face? Jaw Dropping.

“It’s just paint, and the face can be a canvas.”

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There is nothing more appealing and pleasant to the eye than looking at a nice piece of artwork. Maybe a sculpture, a mosaic art, a painting, name it. What could be more appealing than this? What about beautiful paintings on a beautiful face? This is what makeup artist Lexie Lazear is all about. Well, I know you are thinking of the kids’ face painting stuff when we take them out to the carnival or the parties. No way.

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Lexie is a California based woman who has been doing professional makeup artistry for 18 years. She says that she was inspired to create a makeup series while looking at the reflections in the water in Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone. And with all many avenues existing to showcase art, Lexie found a friend in Instagram. “I got a big response from Instagram and my friends and family, and decided to make it a series,” Lazear said.

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“I love art, so I started with pieces that have always spoken to me, and plan to keep going until I’m struck by a new inspiration.” What she enjoys most is finding that particular way where traditional beauty elements are combined with the more literal parts of painting. A particular painting must be The Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso where Lexie embodies the true spirit of Pablo’s art on her face.

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There is a lot of emphasis on the eyes, the cheeks and the lips and the resulting piece of art is plainly remarkable. She says that her favorite part of the whole process is deciding what to go where and not just to make it simply as a copy of the painting on her face but make the paint as a fantasy makeup. No easy task I suppose. “I think that makeup is an art,” Lexie adds. Her expression of The Two Sisters (On The Terrace) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is another classic work of artistry.

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Lexie adds that art has the unique duality in that it is also functional saying that many people use it daily as part of their own style and/or help them feel confident. “It’s also just paint, and the face can be a canvas.” She makes a promise that as inspiration strikes, she will definitely be recreating more paintings through makeup. “Art is expression,” she said. “And we are all unique, looking for ways to express that,” she concludes.