Ever thought flower petals were kissable? Artist Michelle Murphy has made them into lipstick for you. And not some sort of new eco-puree, either. She has literally plastered plant parts onto models in a series called Nature's Beauty Tools, a re-imagining of human bodies, beauty products, and what it means to be a "part" of nature.
In addition to flower plant petals, Murphy’s series includes an icicle beard, a thorn “grill”, pine needle eyelashes, and some mushroom body parts. Some images draw straightforward, satirical parallels between beauty products and natural materials, others blur the line between plant/human hybrid, and a mushroom augmentation suggests that if we really take in our consideration for nature, we acknowledge an expanded spectrum of gender, as well.
The photos are fun and funky, celebrating natural forms while ironically commenting on beauty products (hopefully in a cruelty-free manner). Check out the images for some truly perishable natural cosmetics.