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This Malaysian Make-Up Artist Does Amazing Things With Eyeliner and a Hijab

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If you're creative, a strategically draped hijab and a face full of cosmetics can transform you into a Disney princess, a DC Comics superhero, or a fairytale character. Makeup artist Saraswati, who goes by Queen of Luna on Instagram, has become all three—including Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Batman, and Alice from Alice in Wonderland, to name a few characters.

In 2013, The Telegraph reports, Saraswati began snapping selfies of her fanciful looks and posting them on social media. So far, the chameleon has gained more than 82,000 followers on Instagram—and the number continues to grow. Check out some of Saraswati's coolest recreations below, or visit her Instagram for more information.

If Disney villains were good. ➡ Poor Ursula. She was just trying to be helpful. . Princess Ursula 🌊🐚🐙 (doll-inspired makeup) . For an upcoming collab, the theme is "Villains Gone Good". . Deets: Base - @makeuprevolutionmalaysia Ultra Cover and Conceal palette - @maybellinemalaysia Clear Smooth pressed powder in nude beige - @nyxcosmetics Ultra Pearl Mania (the purple shades) yes it's all loose eye shadow powder. My face actually looked shimmery but the cam didn't do justice to it. Eyes - @makeuprevolutionmalaysia Give Them Nightmares palette (dark purple) & Bright Mattes palette (turquoise) - @urbandecaycosmetics eyeliner idk the specific name for this item, sorry (the same I use to draw the lower lashes and the lines on eyebrows) Lips - @nyxcosmetics Matte lipstick in pure red . #dollmakeup #livingdoll #barbiemakeup #disneyprincesses #disneyvillains #thelittlemermaid #amazingmakeupart #disneystudioslive #ariel #princessariel #dollface #makeupdolls #hijabiqueen #badgirlgonegood #ursulacosplay #disneyside #fantasymakeup #littlemermaid #faceart #ursulatheseawitch

A photo posted by @queenofluna on

🍀💚Tinker Bell💚🍀 Requested by @nyssaismadi. Just had to take this pic from a high angle so the bun can be seen. It's actually an underscarf (hijab inner that has a bun in it) yes there's such thing lol and worn with the gold satin shawl. I planned to do a more unique Tinker Bell look or a twisted version like @akhanartistry's (she's a very talented artist, you guys need to check out her amazing SFX looks) but I just didn't have much time. #momproblems . #amazingmakeupart #muamalaysia #charactermakeup #disneyprincess #disneyvillains #makeupartistmalaysia #malaysianmakeupartist #hijabiqueen #hijabster #disneyprincesses #makeupdolls #fantasy #fairytale #faceart #hijabstyle #universalhairandmakeup #makeupgeek #maquillage #cosplayers #tinkerbelle #neverland #peterpan

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[h/t The Telegraph]

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Candytopia, the Interactive Art Installation Made of Sweet Treats, Is Coming to New York City
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A colorful exhibition is sharing some eye candy—and actual candy—with visitors. The sweet art pop-up, called Candytopia, is heading to New York City this summer following successful stints in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Gothamist reports.

Candytopia feels a little like Willy Wonka’s chocolate room. More than a dozen rooms with psychedelic backdrops will be on view, as well as candy-inspired interpretations of famous artworks such as Mona Lisa and The Thinker. The installation is the brainchild of Jackie Sorkin, the star of TLC’s Candy Queen.

Many of the art installations are made from actual candy, but unlike Wonka’s lickable wallpaper, visitors will have to keep their hands and tongues to themselves. Instead, guests will be given samples of various sweet treats like gummies, chocolates, and “nostalgic favorites.”

Forbes named Candytopia one of the best pop-up museums to visit in 2018. New York City seems the perfect place for the exhibit, having formerly hosted other food-inspired pop-ups like the Museum of Pizza and the Museum of Ice Cream.

Candytopia will debut in New York City on August 15 at Penn Plaza at 145 West 32nd Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and they can be ordered on Candytopia’s website. Private events and birthday parties can also be arranged.

Keep scrolling to see some more installations from Candytopia.

A wing of the Candytopia exhibit
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An Egyptian-inspired statue made of candy
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[h/t Gothamist]

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