Imagine a perfect painting of Star Wars‘ own BB-8, or the Weasley’s Flying Car floating towards Hogwarts. Believe it or not, you can find these delightful portraits, but not on canvas or hanging in a museum. Instead they are meticulously composed onto eyelids.
Instagram user Kiki Makeup showcases her amazing talent that is painting pop-culture references onto her own face. It’s hard to believe that something so small could be painted with such precision, but these scenes are so real. They’d be impressive even if she weren’t working with a space only about two inches wide.
No post on Sunday, not one single bloody letter! 😆 ✉️💌✉️💌✉️💌✉️💌✉️💌✉️💌✉️💌✉️💌✉️💌✉️💌 Here’s to all the muggle born witches and wizards that never received their Hogwarts letter 📨 I hope you’re all having a magical Sunday ✨ tag someone who loves Harry Potter just as much as I clearly do 😅⚡️ Products ↯ @urbandecay Eden Primer Potion as the base @anastasiabeverlyhills Fudge, Noir & Coal eyeshadows for the shading around the bricks and the fireplace. @illamasqua Scribe liquid eyeliner for all of the white letters ✉️ @kryolanofficial Aqua Color’s & @grimasmakeupbh water activated face paints for the majority of the detailing & painting process. @litcosmetics tinsel town glitter in the inner corner ✨ Lower lashline is @makeupaddictioncosmetics Brownie & #anastasiabeverlyhills Baby I’m A Star. Waterline is #AnastasiaBH waterproof Créme Color in Ice Blue 💙 📷Nikon D5300 & 40mm lens from www.camerajungle.com @camerajungle • ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️ ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️ ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️ ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️ ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️ ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️
Kiki takes requests, but you can tell by her feed which properties she prefers: Disney and Game of Thrones are faves, though Harry Potter seems to be a true inspiration. The piece that stands out is Harry’s letters arriving from Hogwarts at the Dursley’s. The elegance of each brick of the fireplace spewing out Hogwarts letters, to the point of detail that even Harry’s initials and little wax seals are included on each envelope.
In the caption of each photo she lays out all the products for each detail, specific eyeshadows and eyeliners for brow bones and inner corners. Not that it’s that easy, there’s still nothing quite like seeing how it’s really done. If you absolutely must see to believe how these eyelid artworks are created, check out her tutorials on snapchat at lavenderchi. If there ever was a reason to join snapchat, this is it.
The thought of using eye-makeup remover to destroy these glorious portraits hurts my soul. At least they will live on forever on Instagram.
Check out more of these fantastic works of art in the gallery below and on Kiki Makeup’s Instagram @luciferismydad.
What do you think of these eyelid artworks? Let us know in the comments!