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This Amazing Art is Lip-Smacking Good

Ryan Kelly doesn’t use any ordinary canvas for her art – she uses her lips! Her intricate artwork painted on her lips range from recreating everyone from Van Gogh to Jeff Goldblum – and even Ben and Kellie!

See more of Ryan’s amazing lip art on her Instagram! Here’s some of our favorites to get you started:

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Thank you for being a friiiend!!! A lot of you ask how I get such tiny details in a small area. Truthfully, details are always difficult and time consuming. There’s no easy way out. But here’s what I did on this particular look: I found a reference photo that I liked and drew it out with some adjustments so that the proportions would work for my lips (i.e. no heads/major details between my top and bottom lip, and rounding it out in places), then made the drawing into a stencil and transferred it to my lips. (Sort of like how tattoos are done.) Then I painted it using… @nyxcosmetics Liquid Suede in Respect the Pink as my base color @limecrimemakeup Brow Pens (their super fine tips are perfect for minute details) in Baby Brown, Dirty Blonde, and Smokey for outlines and faces. @mehronmakeup Paradise Paints for the their hair, clothes, skin tone, and for the leaves #lipart #thankyouforbeingafriend #goldengirls #nyxcosmetics #mehronmakeup #limecrimemakeup

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“Enough. Enough now.” Name the movieeee! Dude, men’s faces are sooooo much harder than women’s faces!! This took FOREVER. And I just want to be clear, I started with an outline from a temporary tattoo transfer (that I drew) and filled/shaded it in with product… (which can sometimes even be harder than free handed lippies. I DO freehand most of my work) and I STILL struggled my butt off. I used @mehronmakeup Gold pigment and mixing fluid for the Christmas lights in the background and the Paradise Paint Palette for his face @smashboxcosmetics liquid lipstick in Tar Pit as my background I painted the nail using acrylic paint and used a fake nail much bigger than my really fingernail so that I could cut away and file the parts that would stand out (i.e. his hands and the background cards) without losing the natural shape. #lipart #loveactually #mehronmakeup #lipartist #smashboxcosmetics #christmasmakeup #liquidlipstick

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