Lipstick Sculptures by Artist Maya Sum Will Leave Your Mouth Agape.
You may have seen some novelty shaped lipsticks such as the cute cat-shaped lipsticks by Paul and Joe and the Pipedream Products Lipstick Penises, but Hong Kong artist May Sum takes the concept of a sculpted and shaped lipstick a step further.
Hand-sculpting individual lipsticks into stunning scenes as well as the likenesses of fashion designers, celebrities, objects and animals, her work in Asia is gaining much attention. But few here in the U.S. are aware of her work... yet.
Take a look at some of her "storytelling" lipstick sculptures:
And her Woman Power series which includes carvings of famous and powerful women in the arts, fashion and entertainment industries:
You may recognize some of the above lipsticks carved into the likenesses of fashion icons and celebrities:
Here's a few enlarged for you....
Elizabeth Taylor (as Cleopatra):
In her etsy store, Wahahafactory, she now offers her tailor-made lipstick sculptures. She provides you a choice of lipstick colors from five brands and then sculpts either an object (for $450) or a custom likeness (for $650)- subject to change.
It takes two weeks and can only be shipped Speedpost or DHL because of its fragility. Remember these are art pieces and are sensitive to climate and handling.
Artist May Sum:
images courtesy of the artist, May Sum, The Wahahafactory blog and website and her etsy store.