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All About The Woman Behind The Major "Eye Art" Craze

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By now, you're probably familiar with Tal Peleg, the creative genius behind such eye makeup masterpieces as The Literal Cat-Eye and The Holiday-Ready Reindeer Eye. We've been obsessing over the Israel-based makeup artist's work for a while now, but we had to admit that, beyond her penchant for eerily detailed makeup designs, we didn't know much about the 28-year-old. So, we found out.
We caught up with Peleg to learn all of the details, from her creative training to where the heck she gets the inspiration for her wacky-genius beauty designs. Click through to check out a collection of some of our favorite Tal Peleg originals and prepare to totally rethink your makeup philosophy.
Where did you grow up, and how did you start doing makeup professionally?
"I grew up in a small town in Israel and went to school there. In high school, I majored in art and theatre. I started to play with makeup when I was a child. I loved to do makeup and 'photo shoots' as a kid, with my little sister as the model.
"As a teenager, I was really into acting. I went to a lot of acting classes, and my dream at the time was to become an actress. I participated in acting classes, and I did the makeup looks for the other actors in the shows we did. That was one of my first experiences with professional makeup. I do have professional makeup training — I studied makeup artistry in a makeup school in Israel."
"When I have the free time, I choose from my 'idea bank' and start to create the makeup look. It takes time and patience, but I really enjoy every second of it...and it's fulfilling to see people reacting to the final result."