This Makeup Artist Uses Real Bugs on Her Face and We’re Going to Cry

Beetles, mealworms, bees, oh, my.


We’re all about realism in art. A painted plant that looks like a real plant? Great. Two cats chilling on a couch? Neato. But one makeup artist is taking the realistic aspect up a few (billion) notches by creating intensely intricate makeup looks with an added flair: real bugs.

Yes, yup, mhmm. And we’re not just talkin’ butterflies and ladybugs, either—no, makeup artist Jasmine (@butterflyjasmine49) uses the whole insect kingdom to complete her looks, including beetles, grasshoppers, bees, mealworms, and more! It’s a buffet of terror, all in one place. Just check out this spider look:

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‼️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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YEAH! THAT IS A REAL SPIDER, FOLKS. What a wild and crazy world we live in. Jasmine has almost 600 photos on her Instagram, and although not all of them are of bugged makeup looks (she’s actually a phenomenal makeup artist and also creates killer Halloween-level looks), her specialty seems to exist in the creep-factor arena. And also maybe fun facts, since she posts facts about each of the insects she uses in the caption of the photos.

Regardless of how you feel about the grass and bug-laden looks, though, you’ve got to hand it to her: She has a way with insects. How else is she keeping these bugs from walking down her face during photos? For more “oh my god; what?!” moments, keep on scrollin’. You’re welcome.

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