We could cite a number of reasons we don’t have children. Even if most of them didn’t require the phrases “500-foot restraining order” or “banned for life from all major dating websites and sex clubs”, we would probably voluntarily opt out of parenthood. That’s because ordinary teenage “creativity” leads to pressurized kegs of hormones radiating weapons-grade stupid lighting themselves on fire, cosmetically disfiguring their lips with Coke bottles, and even try to take Snapchat selfies while behind the wheel driving over 100 mph. At night. In a borrowed Mercedes c230.
(Yes, like the other references, that last one is real.)
This 16-year-old Australian makeup artist, however? We’re holding out hope that Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Kal-El, Lex Luthor and at least a handful of Disney princesses all prove that only the best people eventually become orphans, because we would adopt her before you could say “suspicious brakeline failure”.
OK, kidding and mockery of tragedy aside, her work has captivated Instagram for a reason, and it’s evident in this gallery of captivating snapshots. With aspirations of one day working in special effects, she clearly has faith in an ideal that it took Hollywood a few decades to finally come back around to itself: pit an exceptionally gifted, imaginative and resourceful makeup artist against status quo digital effects, and practical artistry wins out about 98 times out of 100.