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Makeup Artist Uses Lips as Her Canvas to Create Dazzling Couture Looks

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From mind-bending optical illusions to spooktastic transformations, we’ve seen many makeup artists use the human face as their canvas to create mesmerizing works of art. Los Angeles-based makeup artist and photographer Vlada Haggerty is one creative who showcases the power of makeup with her incredible lip art. Each opulent look is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and often adorned with metallic gloss, glittering sequins, and dazzling gems.

Haggerty is clearly a master of lip art, with a growing portfolio of museum-worthy looks. From individually placed sequins to hand-painted motifs, each haute couture look showcases the artist’s incredible skills and boundless imagination. Some works even feature insect-inspired trinkets that seem to crawl from the bejeweled mouths.

One particular “Liquid Gold” dripping lip gloss look proved so popular that it resulted in a legal battle between Haggerty and American TV personality and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner. Haggerty posted the iconic image on her Instagram profile in May 2015, but strikingly similar images later showed up on the packaging of Kylie Cosmetics’ famous “lip kits.” Jenner isn’t the only one who was accused of stealing Haggerty’s work. The independent makeup artist is currently in the process of suing fashion brand Guess for allegedly using her trademarked “Liquid Gold” look on one of its t-shirts.

Despite legal challenges, Haggerty hasn’t been put off from sharing her inspiring work with her 800,000+ Instagram followers. Each post receives hundreds of supportive comments from her fans, who clearly agree that her mesmerizing looks deserve full credit.

You can see more of Haggerty’s lip art looks on Instagram.

Los Angeles-based makeup artist Vlada Haggerty showcases the power of makeup with her incredible lip art.

 

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Each opulent look is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and often adorned with metallic gloss, glittering sequins, and dazzling gems.

 

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Each work transforms a pout into a mesmerizing work of art.

 

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All images via Vlada Haggerty. | My Modern Met.

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