Area 51 Makeup
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While what lies inside of Area 51 may remain a mystery, one thing is certain: The world is hoping that it's aliens. The untouched Air Force facility in Nevada, which has been the focus of a massive planned invasion led by conspiracy theorists, science obsessives, and curious civilians, might be one of the biggest memes of the decade. And so, as thousands are packing their space equipment and other survival gear for when raid day comes, many Instagram artists are creating makeup looks inspired by the forbidden zone, and they couldn't be more beautiful.

Ahead, check out 10 makeup creations inspired by Area 51 that will leave you gawking. The looks are out of this world, literally


"Taking bookings for the raid xx," this talented MUA joked. She created this astounding look using: 
"@revolutionpro pigmentpomades, @jamescharles x @morphebrushes palette, @beautybaycom EYN bright matte palette, @nyxcosmetics vivid brights eyeliners and a face paint palette, I’m not sure the name of but will put it up when I find it xx," this artist said. 


When Lion King and Area 51 collide, we expect this to be the result. "Straight out of purrrea 51. Feeling the feline fantasy for my Dutch nyx face awards entry! #FaceAwardsNL I used the @nyxcosmetics yellow and green sfx créme colours to create this look," this Netherlands-based artist wrote. 


This MUA is ready for any UFO invasion that may come her way. Creating a starry, nighttime sky on her forehead, this artist turned the entire upper half of her face into a real-life alien invasion. Even more cool, she applied one eerie colored contact to complete the look perfectly. 


"When they found me at area 51. This was so difficult but i tried my best hahah, I used @nikkietutorials pulled up demon look for reference and then just kind of went with it for the alien," she wrote about the source of her inspiration for this look. "I’ve actually done a look like this before, it’s really old now but i copied the original @nikkietutorials demon look so go check it out if you want to scroll back to the beginning hahah *side note: in the second picture my eye is edited black purely for effect as it was open in the original picture."


"Area 51. Saw this one on @olivia__makeup 's page and cause everyone is talking about area 51 I had to," this alien wrote about the look. 

The beautiful UFO invasion–inspired eye is giving us all the feels paired with a bright green shadow for a vibrance that made us feel like we were really in outer space. 


Want to know what this talented artist used to create this beat? Look no further. "Products: @lorealmakeup infaillible foundation, @tatcha pearl eye treatment, @lorealmakeup infaillible concealer, @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow pomade @juviasplace zulu palette and Afrique palette, @ardellbeauty lashes, ;@lorealmakeup telescopic mascara, @kajabeauty pigments, @morphebrushes @jamescharles palette, @suvabeauty hydra liner space panda," she wrote. 


Who said all aliens had to be green? This MUA put a twist on the extraterrestrial creature with loads of pinks and purples. We're mesmerized. 

"Area 51 inspired look. If I went to Area 51 this is what my alien would look like! Let me know what you think of my alien," she captioned the look. 


"Jumping on this area 51 trend with a look inspired by @visiblejune - I am always so late to trends (by like 3 months) so u should be proud I've caught this one on time... Using @officialsnazaroo paints, @jeffreestarcosmetics jawbreaker palette, & @eylureofficial 126 lashes," this insanely skilled makeup expert wrote. 


"AREA 51. LET ME INVADE YOUR MINDS. I saw the alien trend going around and I had to *shuk mouth* here's my version. The blank canvas look is the look I've gotten the most love from on my page so I just wanted to do a kinda version 2.0 and I hope y'all are digging it," she said about the half-faced drip-style look. 


This MUA made herself literally disappear with this optical illusion look. By camouflaging the borders of her face and head with black makeup, she transformed into a small green alien, complete with purple lipstick and two adorable buns. 

So now's your turn — show us what Area 51–inspired makeup looks you can create!