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This Woman's Art-Inspired Makeup Transformations Are So Stunning

"It's just paint, and the face can be a canvas."

Makeup artist Lexie Lazear has been transforming herself into famous paintings, with some truly incredible results.

Starry Night Over the Rhone, Vincent Van Gogh
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Starry Night Over the Rhone, Vincent Van Gogh

The California-based woman, who has been a professional makeup artist for 18 years, was inspired to create the makeup series while looking at the reflections in the water in Van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhone.

“I got a big response from Instagram and my friends and family, and decided to make it a series,” Lazear told BuzzFeed.

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt
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The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

"I love art, so I started with pieces that have always spoken to me, and plan to keep going until I'm struck by a new inspiration."

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Lazear said she enjoys finding a way to combine traditional beauty elements with the more literal parts of paintings.

Two Sisters (On The Terrace), Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Two Sisters (On The Terrace), Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"I think my favorite part is...deciding what will go where, and how to make it not just a copy of the painting on my face, but instead make the painting as fantasy makeup," she said.

"I think that makeup is an art," Lazear said.

The Weeping Woman, Pablo Picasso
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The Weeping Woman, Pablo Picasso

"It has this unique duality in that it's also functional, and a huge amount of people use it daily as part of their own style and/or to help them feel confident.

"It's also just paint, and the face can be a canvas."

As inspiration strikes, Lazear plans on recreating more paintings through makeup.

Two Dancers Entering the Stage, Edgar Degas
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Two Dancers Entering the Stage, Edgar Degas

"Art is expression," she said. "And we're all unique, looking for ways to express that."

Mont Sainte-Victoire, Paul Cézanne
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Mont Sainte-Victoire, Paul Cézanne

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