Meet Makeup Artist That Has Been Painting Her Face Blue For Over Two Years
Thanks to the unconventional appearance of a makeup and nail artist Lhouraii Li, she has been getting a lot of attention on social media sites.
The 28-year-old from Bradford, in the UK, has been painting her face blue almost every day.
Lhouraii Li decided that a bright blue skin complexion fitted her personality much better, so she started dying her face and hands blue almost every day.
She reportedly spends about $13 per month to achieve the blue look by relying on the cheapest good makeup she can find.
Lhouraii Li who believes she is allergic to tattoos and it is one of the reasons she has not just tattooed her skin once and for all.
Her strange look is not the only thing that stands her out as she has also fashioned her home into a colorful boat floating on a channel. The house fits into her fascination with extraterrestrials and fantasy characters.
Lhouraii Li is apparently obsessed with characters like Diva from 1997 sci-fi movie The Fifth Element, and Zora from The Legend of Zelda video games, which have obviously influenced her appearance.
Lhourraii told Barcroft Media that she suffers from agoraphobia – a fear of public places – so she painted her boat in intergalactic colors to make it easier to cope with her condition.
“I’ve got pictures of space in the windows because I’m in here 99.9 percent of the time, so if I’m feeling down I can pretend like I exist in a place that’s happy and just look like I’m in a spaceship or something,” Lhouraii said. “And I think that’s the same with being blue as well – it’s just a way for me to feel like myself.”
“I think my idea of beauty is people being themselves. If I see someone with blue skin I’ll think they look 10 times better just because I truly love blue skin,” she added. “But people being their true selves, living for themselves, and just dressing how they want to dress – I find that so beautiful.”
Her unconventionality has also opened her to criticism as she admitted in an Instagram post made six days ago that the first time she was on an episode of “Hooked on the Look,” the video had over seven million views with many taking the time to harass her and say very cruel things.
“I’m on an episode of ‘Hooked on the Look’ (you can just search it on youtube if you’d like to see it), this is my second time being on it and the difference in comments is unbelievable.
My last video with them was viewed by over 7 million people, many of whom took the time to harass me and say very cruel things. I learned my lesson back then to not read the comments, but I skimmed through them and they seem mostly positive. I’ve had no mean messages (yet haha) which is… weird haha – I’m very happy today. .
I’m going to film a video talking about my experience if anyone is interested (channel: LIGYARU) ✨💕💜”
Interestingly, this is not the first time Lhourraii is making headlines for her unusual appearance. In 2013, she made it to the headlines of many major news sites across the world with major tabloids like Daily Mail and The Mirror calling her a “real-life Barbie” due to her doll-like looks.
At the time she said that it was all just a misunderstanding, that her Japanese-inspired “Gyaru” style was mistaken for a doll imitation.