Design

lip art

It’s hard to look at something like this amazing art by makeup artist Miss Jazmina and not be super impressed. This post took me three times longer than usual to write because I just kept scrolling through her Instagram and stopping when I saw videos or designs that I had to get a better look at.

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warhammer jasmine

These new illustrations by Australian game developer and artist Emre C Deniz are a reminder that princesses can do anything if they just put their minds to it. They can even be Warhammer 40k Space Marines. See more after the break…

I don’t know what it is about this Game Of Thrones/Sansa-inspired dress that I find so utterly captivating, but I’ve seen it in person and it’s just gorgeous. Elhoffer Design nailed it with this stretch burnout velvet over stretch scuba—and the sleeves flare out at the elbow in a gorgeous sweep.

Check out more pics after the break…

rainbow lashes

Crazy and colorful hair trends have been cranking up in intensity lately, so it was only a matter of time before rainbow hair spread its magic to eyelashes. This beauty trend is making its way across Instagram and Tumblr and leaving delight in its wake.

Check out more examples below.

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second skin

When researchers at MIT get into the skin care game, you can feel confident that it will be a step above that goop you wasted money on while watching an informercial at 3 a.m.

This “second skin” material can tighten skin, smooth out wrinkles, protect wounds and perhaps even deliver drugs to help combat skin conditions. MIT notes:

The XPL [cross-linked polymer layer] is currently delivered in a two-step process. First, polysiloxane components are applied to the skin, followed by a platinum catalyst that induces the polymer to form a strong cross-linked film that remains on the skin for up to 24 hours. This catalyst has to be added after the polymer is applied because after this step the material becomes too stiff to spread. Both layers are applied as creams or ointments, and once spread onto the skin, XPL becomes essentially invisible.

Living Proof, the manufacturing company behind the cream, plans to refine the product and bring it to market sometime in the near future.

Check out more details in the video below.

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glam-ma

Makeup artist Tea Flego may be famous now, but once upon a time she was a little girl practicing on her grandma Livia.

At 80-years old, Grandma Livia is still Tea’s muse. The before and after photos are downright remarkable.

Of course, I think some of it is due to Livia’s sass and smile. She’s been dubbed GLAM-MA and it’s easy to see why.

Check out more pics and videos below.

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hair washing robot

Simone Giertz is the self-proclaimed “queen of sh*tty robots”.

We are her loyal subjects. Long may she rule.

In her latest project, Giertz built a hair washing robot that will lather, abuse and repeat. Possibly electrocute.

Watch the video below.

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Did you think Elon Musk would settle for a utilitarian-looking spacesuit? Of course not.

Spacesuits for SpaceX need to be both functional and awesome looking. So they hired Jose Fernandez or Ironhead Studio, one of the best costume designers in the movie business, to help make it happen.

You’ve probably seen Fernandez’s work in movies like Batman v Superman, Oblivion, Tron: Legacy, The Avengers, Iron Man, Jupiter Ascending and more. In an interview with Bleep Magazine, Fernandez notes:

SpaceX, the company run by Elon Musk, reached out to me to ask if I would create a space suit. I didn’t know what SpaceX was and I thought it was a film. Then I realized it’s an actual space program. They were looking to get a suit built for Elon to look at for the program. They had two weeks to present the suit to him and I told them I couldn’t do a full suit in two weeks but that I may be able to do a helmet. There were four other companies working on bids as well and at the end of the process, he hated everything except the helmet. I worked with him for six months and at the end of that, we created a suit that they are now reverse-engineering to make functional for flight.

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minecraft makeup top

Makeup artist Promise Tamang can turn herself into a Minecraft-inspired pixelated character—and she can teach you how to do it, too.

Check out the video below.

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harry1

What happens when two Harry Potter geeks fall in love, plan a tasteful themed wedding, and find just the right photographer?

Magic of course.

Cassie and Lewis Byrom‘s whimsical wedding took place at the Manchester Town Hall, and photographer Kelly Clarke captured the surreal beauty of the event. I have to say, it’s one of the most gorgeous nerdy weddings we’ve ever seen.

Check out more pics below.

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