Makeup isn’t just for cosmetics – in the right hands, it can be just as valid an artistic medium as paint or ink. When Spanish makeup artist and photographer Eva Senín Pernas gets her hands on a makeup brush, she can create spooky and elegant lip makeup art perfect for almost any Halloween costume idea.

Given the season, we’ve focused on Pernas’ Halloween- or costume-related art, which will definitely inspire you to start thinking about creepy or creative Halloween costumes. But the multi-talented artist, who studied architecture before moving into photography and makeup art, creates beautiful lip makeup art all year long, so be sure to check out her website if you want to see more. Read on to see her answer Bored Panda’s questions about her lip art.

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This whole crazy thing started (believe me or not) while I was seeing the film Grease,” Pernas told Bored Panda. “I saw the final scene with that red and silver car and I decided to paint my lips with those silver lightnings.

I started creating lip art photos almost three years ago. I loved makeup since I was a teen when my mum gave me the book ‘Making Faces’ by Kevin Aucoin. I wanted to try all the makeups that appeared in the book.

I started my makeups as a personal project but now I’ve become a makeup artist and I do my designs for clients, book covers, events, makeup advertising campaigns, etc.

I always start applying a layer of lipbalm to protect my lips. Then I use tiny makeup brushes and wet pigments to apply the color, and I usually use gel eyeliner to draw the lines of my design.

Lip art usually takes me around 10-30 minutes – it is all about the complexity of the design. My full face makeups are more difficult and they can take me around 30-45 minutes.