Georgina Ryland just took the term "makeup artist" to a whole new level.
The Brisbane-based beauty junkie is blowing up on Instagram thanks to her eyeshadow masterpieces.
Negative Space.. Space! Inspired by @illamasqua's feed ⭐️✨ 🌙 Using @illamasqua Spirit Palette @jeffreestarcosmetics Drug Lord, Blow Pony, I'm Royalty @sugarpill Tako, Lumi, Bulletproof, Afterparty @katvondbeauty Bauhau5 @mehronmakeup Light Blue paint @anastasiabeverlyhills Medium Brown Dipbrow #georginaryland ✨ #makeupforants
Dubbed the "Vincent van Gogh of eye makeup" by The Creators Project, Ryland uses her eyes as her canvas to create renditions of legendary paintings and other original designs in an intricate series she likes to call #MakeupForAnts.
"Starry Night" by Van Gogh. Always fun to play with a little texture ✨ Using @jeffreestar @jeffreestarcosmetics Drug Lord, Blue Velvet, Abused and Breakfast at Tiffany's (via @makeupnetaustralia) @sugarpill Bulletproof, Buttercupcake, Tako @illamasqua Spirit Palette @katvondbeauty Trooper Tattoo Liner @inglot_australia Gel Liner 87 and 51 Body Sparkles @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow in Medium Brown @mehronaustralia Yellow Paradise Paint #georginaryland #makeupforants
Perfecting her winged eyeliner (which is an art in itself, let's be real), the award-winning makeup artist crafts visuals from a selected, well-known paintings on her eyelid — including Hokusai's "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" and van Gogh's "Starry Night."
The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai: my favourite piece of art that I have painted 5 or 6 times now - never this tiny though! I'll be playing around with little paints over the year - keep track of them through #makeupforants 😊 I used @jeffreestarcosmetics @jeffreestar Drug Lord, Blue Velvet and Abused from @makeupnetaustralia - first time using Drug Lord - how did I not have this guy earlier???! @katvondbeauty Monarch Palette, Trooper Tattoo Liner @sugarpill Tako, Bulletproof, Velocity @mehronmakeup Orange and Light Brown Paradise Paints @illamasqua Spirit Palette @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow in Medium Brown #georginaryland 🌊
In a Reddit thread, Ryland shares an image of her work with the caption "I do makeup for ants." The photo, which shows little cats painted along the makeup artists' lash line (cat's eye liner, get it?), had one user commenting, "I'm sorry, I struggle to get the wings on my eyeliner at the same angle, how are you painting tiny cats on your eyelids?"
We wholeheartedly agree.
When one user asked how long it takes on average for the Australian to do each look, she responded, "Depends on the level of detail and if I have a time restriction. Usually 45-60mins from start to finish but the take-out food one only took 20-30min because I had work straight after." (NBD.)
I'm immensely proud of how this look turned out. These are a few of my favourite things lol 🍕🌭🍔🍟 I used @sugarpill Tako, Buttercupcake, Flamepoint and Love+ @jeffreestarcosmetics Drug Lord (base of all the details) and Unicorn Blood (liner) @meltcosmetics Lovesick @mehronaustralia Paradise Paints (for details) @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow in Medium Brown @katvondbeauty Monarch Palette (for shading and details) #georginaryland ✨ #makeupforants
And while the artist may be taking off with her #MakeupForAnts series, she isn't limited to just the eyes. Georgina has also mastered her makeup art on her lips and body.
Here's a closer look at my #negativespace #bodypaint - this was an interesting one! I used #mehronmakeup and #wolfefx paints and #illamasqua and #sugarpill shadows. Highlight is #3ce #3concepteyes Marble Highlighter, contour is #verivera and lipstick is #nyxcosmetics soft matte lip cream in Stockholm ☺️ #georginaryland
Meanwhile, we'll just be here trying to figure out how to line our lips properly. You can check out more of Georgina Ryland's work on her Instagram, @georginaryland.