Without a doubt, whether you’re a certified member of the Beyhive or just know everything about the pop star via osmosis, Beyoncé’s recent pregnancy announcement didn’t (and couldn’t) go unnoticed. The photo-shoot reveal — featuring the pop star in a lime green veil, burgundy and pink bra, and powder blue silk underwear along with a bright red statement lipstick — has since been emulated many times over. But no one’s done it justice — until now, that is.
One incredibly skilled makeup artist painted the almost exact tableau from Beyoncé’s photo shoot … on her lips. With a whopping 1 million followers, Los Angeles-based makeup artist Jazmina Daniel even had floral painted nails to further complement her lip look.
“I love creating lip art of things my followers would love and appreciate,” she tells Yahoo Beauty. “I know a lot of them are fans, like me, of Beyoncé, so I thought, why not? I try and come up with different ideas, and in this case I just felt inspired in the moment.”
To create the stunning lip art, Daniel used an aquatic metallic blue for the outer portion of her lips, while the inner and center included lots of different colors for the floral details. She also used an array of products from Jefree Star Cosmetics, Coloured Raine Cosmetics, and Tarte Cosmetics.
“When I get the idea, I straightaway go to my makeup area, and of course have the image as a reference,” says Daniel. “I start with my base color and just build up from there. It’s a long process. This piece took me just over four hours. It’s so relaxing for me.”
She continues, “My key tools to use are definitely liquid to matte lipsticks, as they stay in place without moving. I’m lucky that there are so many different colors these days. I also have to keep searching for tools I can use to create these drawings. I’m always finding the tiniest brushes I can or finding use from other things, like the edge of tweezers.”
Daniel has been putting her artistry to work to make masterpieces for a long time. She has re-created lip art moments inspired by everything from the iconic image of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to a melted candle against deep midnight black, all painted on a pout. “My lip art is mostly for artistic purposes. Like painting on a canvas, but the canvas in this case is my lips,” says Daniel.
The Beyoncé lip art has been her first viral success. Her one hope from all of this? “I am a fan of Beyoncé,” Daniel says. “I think she’s a very powerful woman and someone that other women and men can look up to and respect. So if by some chance she sees the art I created, I hope she approves.”