Dead insects for make-up

  • 16 Jun - 22 Jun, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

Make-up artist Jasmine Ahumada rose to internet fame for her incorporation of dead insects in her incredibly impressive designs.

It's no joke: She uses dead bugs – grasshoppers, beetles, moths, maggots and more – and glues them on as an accent to her eye make-up. But don't worry, she does keep things super sanitary. "Place a barrier between the skin and bug," she said, adding that she usually uses thick lash glue or even gems for this. It's also worth noting that Ahumada has never hurt or killed an insect in the process, but rather hunts for dead ones or hits up Petco (the store sells them as food for reptiles).