I love to see people who take something ordinary, and elevate it to an art form.
Creativity in all of its forms is beautiful, but theres something special about seeing the effort some folks go to in creating extraordinary effects.
That kind of originality can crop up in all sorts of places, but its particularly evident in the magical world of beauty and makeup.
Its everywhere now, from the hairstylist creating multicolored artworks for her clients heads, and to the many makeup gurus conquering the internet with elaborate face-painting techniques.
That social-media-heavy lifestyle isnt for everyone, but for talented makeup artists with a message, theres no better way to show off your portfolio!
The latest example is Oakland-based artist Lexie Lazear. Shes been working in makeup for 20years, but is drawing fresh attention with a recent series posted to Instagram.
Inspired by famous works of art, shes creating spectacular, colorful makeup looks that pick up shapes and hues from famous artists like Gustav Klimt and Pablo Picasso.
Check out some of her most spectacular designs below!