shades of nature
July 29, 2020 6:41 AM   Subscribe

Insect art: Eye makeup " I distinctly remember getting some strange looks when I wore my somewhat dramatic Bolivian dwarf beauty tarantula (Cyriocosmus perezmilesi) look to pop out for a pint of milk, but generally people are really nice."
posted by dhruva (14 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
I was not expecting a "dramatic insect eye makeup" to be, uh, pretty normal makeup! In case anyone is hesitating on the link, this is inspired-by, not lifelike-recreation-of-spider-on-my-eye or similar.
posted by curious nu at 6:54 AM on July 29 [8 favorites]


Back in high school, I used to wear black and yellow bumblebee-striped eyeshadow. But it wasn’t nearly as nice as this.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:33 AM on July 29


Neat!
posted by minsies at 7:45 AM on July 29 [1 favorite]


Wow!
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:24 AM on July 29 [1 favorite]


It's funny, some of the ones with spots, my brain is like "Wow, that one is neat!" and others of the ones with spots, my brain is like "No! No! Do not want! What flesh-eating virus has wrought this havoc?"
posted by jacquilynne at 8:32 AM on July 29 [5 favorites]


Thank you, I love this! It's not the most "out there" one, but I'm in awe of the hues and blending on the "Indian black carpenter bee" one. Gorgeous.
posted by taz at 8:44 AM on July 29 [4 favorites]


My favourite so far is stink bug that bright orange eye liner is so perfectly evocative of the insect itself.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:08 AM on July 29


Quibbles: technically, butterflies and moths are arthropods, and (more importantly) there appears to be a nudibranch in the image. But this is some pretty dang nice make-up!
posted by Going To Maine at 10:34 AM on July 29


Quibbles: technically, butterflies and moths are arthropods, and (more importantly) there appears to be a nudibranch in the image.

If the quibble is about the use of the term 'insect', butterflies and moths actually are insects (they are also arthropods, as are all insects, since insects are part of the arthropod phylum.) Nudibranchs are neither arthropods nor insects, though, so you've definitely got a point there.
posted by fermion at 11:30 AM on July 29 [2 favorites]


This is really beautiful. I'd love to be able to throw on more inventive eyeshadow looks than 'smoky'.
posted by death valley compound at 11:33 AM on July 29


yea, these are great! and I wish I didn't have such hooded eyelids so I could do funky makeup that wouldn't disappear as soon as I opened my eyes all the way!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 2:15 PM on July 29


This really bugs me.
posted by srboisvert at 4:18 PM on July 29


So creative, artistic, and beautiful.
posted by Orlop at 6:54 AM on July 30


She named her orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) Trixie. Adorbs!
posted by TrishaU at 6:06 PM on July 31


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