Browse These Makeup Looks When You’re High

People wear makeup for tons of reasons, whether it’s keeping up with society’s standards or completely rebelling against them. In the spirit of the artistry that drives brush-wielding creatives to make striking looks that inspire, we often find ourselves scrolling through Instagram with a little buzz and falling in love with the work of the uninhibited makeup artist.

Getting high and looking at or applying makeup is no small trend. Even the most ludicrous tutorials involve pricy products, a skilled hand, and a willingness to share it with the larger world.

Whether it’s the signature look of an Internet personality or the experimentation of a celebrity MUA, these are the looks that we can’t stop staring at.

Monique Heart

View this post on Instagram

L O O K U P M Y B E L O V E D I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121

A post shared by Monique Heart (@iammoniqueheart) on

Monique Heart’s makeup style has always been dramatic and striking, a must-peek when you’re looking for scroll candy.

Aquaria

View this post on Instagram

🧿 blue liner look using @unframethebeauty #UZ light blue and navy #UZPartner 💎 I wanted to show how clean and bold a liner-only look can be by using bright coordinating colors and a steady brush stroke 💙

A post shared by Aquaria (@ageofaquaria) on

Aquaria is the winner of 2018 Rupaul’s Drag Race and it’s due in no small part to incredible makeup skills that push the lines of what is wearable.

Lochie Stonehouse

View this post on Instagram

it’s a polka dot moment!

A post shared by Lochie Stonehouse (@lochiestonehouse) on

The Director of Artistry for TWO big beauty houses–YSL and Giorgio Armani–comes through with this polka dot look.

Office Magazine Beauty

View this post on Instagram

Home Videos for #officebeautynyc One bizarre yet remarkably effective beauty trick you know? ”Putting edge control or hair spray on my eyebrows for a good hold” – @oddfreckles Click link in bio to see more. Interview by @kennedyfairfax Photo by @dennistejero Model @oddfreckles Hair by @hairbywadelee Makeup by @jezzhill

A post shared by Office Beauty (@officebeautynyc) on

Get your fix of surreal and stunning on the Office Magazine Beauty feed.

Everyday Glamour Tips

View this post on Instagram

I see you seeing me seeing you. . . . . . . . . #funny #sghopeful #kanye #tattooed #mua #foodporn #cosmetology #papi #fitness #cemetary #cheese #stripper #hotgirl #daddy #suicidegirls #sober #motorcycle #vegan #kittens #alternative #goth #puppy #cute #sexy #workout #pdxstrippers #inkedbabes

A post shared by Skates Uptown (@everydayglamourtips) on

Don’t only go for the traditional looks. Everyday Glamour Tips is as funny as can be, a great pit stop after smoking pot.

New Fenty Swatches

View this post on Instagram

Seven bold shades to keep them lips luscious! Set your clocks because #POUTSICLE is coming in #PURPSICLE, #SUNSNATCHED, #ALPHADOLL, #GODEEP, #TROPICTANTRUM, #MOTORBOAT, and #HOTBLOODED! Available for a limited time only on MAY 10 at fentybeauty.com, @sephora, @harveynichols, and #SephorainJCP!

A post shared by FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA (@fentybeauty) on

Rihanna always and forever, thanks. Her makeup line never lets us down.

Anything RiRi, part 2

View this post on Instagram

We’re comin’ in hot this summer as #FBSUMMERTAKEOVA continues with THREE VIVID EYELINER trios in #BAESIDE, #BAECAE, and #BAEWATCH! Take your pick when this drops on May 10! @fentybeauty

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on

Case in point!

Bob the Drag Queen

View this post on Instagram

The quality of the photo is terrible, but I'd be out of line on #transdayofvisibility if I didn't mention one of my oldest drag friends, @azraea, they single handedly taught me more about trans matters than anyone. They taught me that there is life outside of a binary spectrum. They taught me that actions have power and they taught me why my eyebrows weren't working. 🤣🤣 They are one of the smartest people I've ever meet and we meet when they were 21. Thanks for showing me that trans means more than switching gender expression. 📸:@welovequeens #transdayofvisibility

A post shared by Bob/ Caldwell Tidicue (@bobthedragqueen) on

A Queen for the ages, Bob is as funny as can be, with detailed and awe-inspiring looks to boot.

If this eye candy isn’t enough to keep your attention, the Internet is an absolute treasure trove for unique makeup imagery. Whether you’re seeking inspo or just trying to stimulate your creativity while stoned, this technique won’t let you down.

Emerald contributor since May 2017

Comments

Your email address will not be published.