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This Makeup Artist Uses Real Bugs To Take Her Eye Looks To A Whole New Terrifying Level Of Cool

What?! Would you have the stomach to do this?

Warning: This post is not for the faint of heart. If you panic when seeing a house spider or get squeamish just thinking about wriggling worms, brace yourself for the outrageous eye makeup creations of one talented makeup artist who’s taking creativity to a whole new skin-crawling level.

Makeup artist Jasmine Ahumada is going viral right now for a unique type of makeup artistry that features real insects. That’s right. She uses actual insects when she does up her eyes. Here. Take a look at what we mean:

‼️REAL BEETLES‼️ Frog legged leaf Beetles SOURCE: Etsy Shop: InsectArt FUN FACTS: Unlike its name, it doesn’t use its hind legs for jumping, instead they’re used to cling onto stems and foliage while it eats, its grip aided by scores of tiny hair follicles that cover the surface of the leg. The males are much larger and have very long and strong hind legs (hence the common name). The basic color is metallic green, with reddish and golden reflections on the elytra. Cocoons of this species can be found in the jungle on climbing vines, specifically kudzu. 💛💚💛💚💛💚💛💚💛 Products Used @mehronmakeup paradise paints in yellow and black. @maccosmetics Primary yellow pigment. @habibilash lash glue. Lashes from Amazon Sea sponge used for the black texture. lil dried flowers from eBay. Greenery from my yard. 💛💚💛💚💛💚💛💚💛 #eyeart #nature #frogbeetle #lilypads #creativemakeup #facechart #insects #insectart #educational #blueeye #lashes #brow #maccosmetics #mac #macro #macrophotography #cannon #cannont5i #frogs #avantgarde #editorial #editorialmakeup

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Ahumada glues dead bugs — some of which she scavenges herself, others that she buys from Petco — on to her eye makeup as accents. Bugs she’s used include beetles, moths, grasshoppers, spiders and more. Horrifying, right? It’s important to note, however, that she encourages people to be “respectful and humane” when it comes to finding the insects, according to POPSUGAR. She attests that she’s never killed bugs for the sake of her eye looks.

Check out this video below. These are dehydrated mealworms that she glued to her lashes… NBD, right?

Posts like these have Instagram freaking out, and for good reason!

“omfg that thing is huge you are insane for putting that close to your eye,” wrote Instagram user @twistinbangs on one post.

“Whoa! I am a bug freak, as in they all freak me out,” wrote Instagram user @nikkidanger39 on another post.

“You know, I’m really afraid of bugs, but you bring beauty and class to them for me,” added Instagram user @lil_shortie375 on yet another post.

But this series is about more than just the shock factor. With each Instagram caption, Ahumada includes fun facts about the insects she’s using. So you’re basically getting both a makeup tutorial and an entomology lesson all in one incredible Instagram post.

Let’s take a look at some of her most captivating looks to date. Here’s a honeycomb-inspired look:

‼️REAL BEE‼️ Honey Bee 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 SOURCE: Found in my yard(already dead) FUN FACTS: These bees are now found in every part of the world except Antarctica, and is now considered the world’s most important pollinator for agriculture. These huddle together during the cold winter months to stay warm and to survive. They live on the honey they produce and store during the spring and summer. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 @colouredcontactsuk Orange Werewolf lens. @badassstencils halfass stencil in 5063 from @istencilsonline . @mehronmakeup paradise paints in white, yellow, dijon, dark brown and white. @nyxcosmetics black studio liner, brow gel in blonde and chocolate. @shadow_lashes in Starri-Nite (Use code BUTTERFLY20 for a discount 😻) @sauceboxcosmetics Étude palette for shading. "Honey" is made by mixing @danessa_myricks Daydreaming pigment with @mehronmakeup yellow paradise paint and glycerin. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #honeybee #californiagirl #wingedliner #honeycomb #glossylook

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And we’re digging this beetle-centric look that also incorporates jewelry:

‼️REAL BEETLE‼️ Snout Beetle SOURCE: Etsy Shop: Insectartzone FUN FACTS: As a common defense mechanism, these beetles will sing by rubbing their elytra against their abdomen.  The scarabaeiform larvae, also known as the white grub, can be seen burrowing in twigs, and large nuts. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Products Used @bhcosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil Palette. White Gold box chain from @rogersjewelryco @nyxcosmetics Jumbo eye pencil in Milk as well as their Chocolate brow gel. Lashes EBay ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #beetle #snoutbeetle #editorialphotography #editorial

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What do you think of the way she used grasshoppers here?

‼️REAL GRASSHOPPERS‼️ SOURCE: @petsmart (dehydrated reptile food) FUN FACTS: Grasshoppers are often colored in a way that camouflages them in their local habitat, green ones in grassy fields, sandy colored in dirt and desert areas. Our modern day grasshoppers descend from ancient ancestors that lived long before the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 Products Used @sauceboxcosmetics Étude palette. @wetnwildbeauty green and yellow colors from their Brights paint palette. @projektglitter green glitter. @nyxcosmetics glitter primer. Lashes are from Amazon. Grass is from my yard. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 #eyeshadow #blueeyes #grass #glitter #glittery #glittermakeup #crazymakeup #outsidethebox #avantgarde #editorial #editorialmakeup #grasshopper #grasshoppers #greenmakeup #haloeye #eyelook #makeupinspo #makeupideas #nature #naturelove #macro #macrophotography #closeup #inspo #ringlight #canont5i #canonphotography #canonrebel

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This thing is terrifying/huge:

‼️REAL BEE‼️ Carpenter Bee SOURCE: Etsy shop: insectartzone FUN FACTS: The female is capable of stinging but seldom does so unless she is provoked or handled. The males do not sting. Large carpenter bees excavate dry, unpainted and weathered wooden objects. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 Products Used @wetnwildbeauty liquid liner in Gunmetal and lashes in Mysterious. @makeupgeekcosmetics shadows. Eyebrow is made of aluminum foil. Eye color edited. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 #eyeart #facechart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #nature #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #tattooideas #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #bee #carpenterbee #winged #colorfulmakeup

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And, well, this one looks like something we may have seen in our nightmares:

‼️REAL SPIDER‼️ Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula (Molt/Exoskeleton) SOURCE: Etsy Shop: WildThingsInc FUN FACTS: Chaco golden knee tarantula is a ground-living species that burrows when he can. Although generally sweet-natured, the Chaco golden knee, like many other tarantulas, may flick irritating hairs at people when alarmed. Lifespan: Males – 5+ years, Females – 20+ years. Tarantulas have the ability to spin silk, but unlike other spiders, they do not use the silk to make webs that catch their prey. Instead, they use the silk to line their burrows and protect their eggs. 🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷 (Secret: this look was originally intended for the black widow spider I had. The look was all ready for the spider placement but the thing is that….. I DRAW THE LINE AT BLACK WIDOWS!! She was tooooo creepy!!!) 🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷 Products Used @sauceboxcosmetics Étude palette for brow and shading. @ttd_eye lens in Mystery Red(use code Butterflyjasmine for 10% off) @duoadhesive latex free lash glue near the eye and @mehronmakeup liquid latex for the effects further from eye. Cotton for large egg sacs and @ellimacssfx ellimorph plastic for the little eggs. The webbing is a pulled apart Used dryer sheet. 🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷 #eyeart #eyelook #insectagram #insectporn #insectart #makeupinspo #makeupart #creativemakeup #phobia #eyeshadow #eyeball #motd #faceart #triggerwarning #facepaint #editorialmakeup #avantgarde #darkart #macrophotography #eyemakeup #falselashes #eotd #tarantula #goldenknee #arachnids #arachnophobia #scary #creepy #crazymakeup #trypophobia

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For those of you who would dare to recreate her looks, Ahumada has some tips. “Stay as sanitary as possible,” Ahumada tells POPSUGAR. “Place a barrier between the skin and bug.” As an example, the fearless makeup artist shares that she uses “gems and thick coats of lash glue” to separate her skin from the bugs.

Is this something you’d ever dare do yourself?