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Makeup Artist Paints Mini-Masterpieces on Her Own Eyes

From van Gogh and Hokusai to kittens, galaxies, and fast food, Georgia Ryland's eye art is riveting.

A photo posted by Georgina Ryland (@georginaryland) on Mar 8, 2016 at 7:06am PST

If imitating the masters is the quickest way to learn, Georgina Ryland is on her way to becoming the Vincent van Gogh of eye makeup. Using her own face as a canvas, Ryland's renditions of van Gogh's Starry Night and Japanese legend Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa take 45 minutes to an hour to paint, according to a comment on Reddit. She also creates original designs like the pun-filled cat's eye-liner, a tiny fast food feast, and a stunning galactic vista. Her short making-of videos on Instagram put Ryland squarely in the trend of makeup artist-as-performer that we pointed out last year.


Her art isn't limited to eyes, but ranges from lips to using full torsos as a canvas. Check out her work in the Instagrams below.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai: my favourite piece of art that I have painted 5 or 6 times now - never this tiny though! I'll be playing around with little paints over the year - keep track of them through #makeupforants  I used @jeffreestarcosmetics @jeffreestar Drug Lord, Blue Velvet and Abused from @makeupnetaustralia - first time using Drug Lord - how did I not have this guy earlier???! @katvondbeauty Monarch Palette, Trooper Tattoo Liner @sugarpill Tako, Bulletproof, Velocity @mehronmakeup Orange and Light Brown Paradise Paints @illamasqua Spirit Palette @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow in Medium Brown #georginaryland 

A photo posted by Georgina Ryland (@georginaryland) on Mar 7, 2016 at 6:01am PST

I'm immensely proud of how this look turned out. These are a few of my favourite things lol  I used @sugarpill Tako, Buttercupcake, Flamepoint and Love+ @jeffreestarcosmetics Drug Lord (base of all the details) and Unicorn Blood (liner) @meltcosmetics Lovesick @mehronaustralia Paradise Paints (for details) @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow in Medium Brown @katvondbeauty Monarch Palette (for shading and details) #georginaryland  #makeupforants

A photo posted by Georgina Ryland (@georginaryland) on Mar 29, 2016 at 6:56am PDT

Negative Space.. Space! Inspired by @illamasqua's feed Using @illamasqua Spirit Palette @jeffreestarcosmetics Drug Lord, Blow Pony, I'm Royalty @sugarpill Tako, Lumi, Bulletproof, Afterparty @katvondbeauty Bauhau5 @mehronmakeup Light Blue paint @anastasiabeverlyhills Medium Brown Dipbrow #georginaryland  #makeupforants

A photo posted by Georgina Ryland (@georginaryland) on Mar 30, 2016 at 7:06am PDT


A photo posted by Georgina Ryland (@georginaryland) on Oct 13, 2015 at 6:28am PDT

A photo posted by Georgina Ryland (@georginaryland) on Sep 14, 2015 at 7:13am PDT

A photo posted by Georgina Ryland (@georginaryland) on Nov 20, 2015 at 6:56am PST

See more of Georgina Ryland's work on Instagram. Follow The Creators Project's Instagram feed for more art curiosities.


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