This Makeup Artist Proves You Can Find Inspiration In Anything — Even Deli Meat

Sometimes, inspiration often strikes when you least expect it — like when you’re staring at prepackaged deli meats at the grocery store, or looking at an old photo of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Allure tipped us off to veteran makeup artist Terry Barber’s Instagram account, where Barber shares side-by-side photos of the dreamy looks he creates alongside its unlikely inspirations. Dirt, carrots, a brick wall, a spoon, a bottle of Heinz ketchup, a spilt cup of tea — his images are proof that even life’s most mundane objects and occurrences can be used to spark creativity.
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Not only is Barber’s feed the perfect eye-candy for mindless scrolling, but it also has the added benefit of being the most low-effort way to break out of a rut, beauty or otherwise. Ahead, some of the most unexpected picks from the visionary brain of Barber. An open mind is a thing of wonder.
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“Packet Ham Pink. Pretty in Pork,” Barber cleverly captioned this soft pastel look.
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UFOs? A letterbox? A hand fan? Sure, why not?
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“I love an outdoorsy rouged face which just stops short of rosacea,” Barber wrote of William and Harry’s ruddy, flushed complexions.
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The tube map of the London Underground’s red line inspired this bold scarlet liner.
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God save the queen, and her affinity for mint green overcoats.
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Cured meats make another appearance with this raw bacon-inspired effect.
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“A tomato lip on a bare face is always incredibly chic,” Barber said. We couldn’t agree more.
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