Kim Carpluk is a New York University grad living in and beautifying New York City, one liquid-lined eye at a time. When she's not exploring the newest cosmetic innovation, she's creating YouTube content under the name ArtPluck. Kim's favorite things include David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth, rainbow badass unicorns, Dole Whip from Disneyland, and glitter. Lots and lots of glitter.

Latest Articles

I Used Setting Powder As Dry Shampoo To See If It Actually Works

If you've got an oily scalp like I do, then dry shampoo is often essential. But what happens when you unexpectedly run out without a chance for replenishment? Well, I used translucent setting powder a...
By Kim Carpluk

If You're A '90s Kid, Chaos Makeup Will Speak To You On A Deep Level

Iridescence, mood-changing, and holographic, oh my! If you're a pastel-clad, glitter-loving, Lisa-Frank-sporting '90s child, then you need to be rubbing this magical makeup all over your face. Welcome...
By Kim Carpluk

How To Hide A Sunburn With Makeup & Look Hot AF In A Good Way

Summer has its blessings. The glittering sun delivers vitamin D to all, boosting moods and giving skin that golden glow. But what do you do when the rays betray you, burning you to lobster-like shade ...
By Kim Carpluk

5 Ways To Get Your Makeup To Stay Through A Sweaty Summer Day

It's that time again. From New York to Los Angeles, the streets to the beach, it's getting hot in hurr and ice cream cones aren't the only things melting this summer. Cosmetics don't really stand a ch...
By Kim Carpluk

I Wore A Different Color Of The Rainbow On My Eyes Every Day For A Week

The sun is shining, Pride Month 2017 is unfolding beautifully, and summer is upon us. In other words, now is the perfect time to bring rainbow makeup to your look, each and every day. I get it: Neutra...
By Kim Carpluk

7 Ways To Wear Glitter On Every Part Of Your Face

Take a moment and gaze over images from this season's music festivals. Gone are the dots and swirls of yesteryear, and in come the chunky glitter pomades that help us embrace our inner unicorns. If yo...
By Kim Carpluk

I Put Perfume In My Belly Button & Here's Why

I have a major obsession with perfume. From Atelier to Tocca to Dior, I drench myself in woodsy and earthy scents from head to toe daily. And today, I said c'est la vie as I put perfume in my belly bu...
By Kim Carpluk

15 Beauty Products To Throw In Your Gym Bag

Working out can be invigorating — blood starts circulating, and happiness-inducing endorphins flood your system. But feeling great on the inside doesn't mean you're feeling great on the outside. There...
By Kim Carpluk

My BFF & I Transformed Into Taylor Swift & Katy Perry

There's no denying that the alleged Katy Perry, Taylor Swift feud is constantly percolating on social media. Did Katy steal Taylor's backup dancers? Did Taylor write "Bad Blood" about Katy? There's no...
By Kim Carpluk

I Contoured My Face With Spices Because 'OITNB' Did It Too

If you're anything like the majority of Netflix viewers (and myself), you've binge-watched Orange is the New Black with the fury of Pennsatucky circa season one, and gracefully awaited the new season ...
By Kim Carpluk

Draping Is The Blush Technique You've Never Heard Of

The only thing more stunning than Rihanna's 2017 Met Gala dress was her majorly magical makeup. Her pretty-in-pink flush washed from her temples across her eyelids and down her cheeks, while a plummie...
By Kim Carpluk

The One Product You Need To Create Easy Galaxy Makeup

Galaxy makeup has made its rounds about the interwebs for quite some time now — and for good reason. These star-studded looks are simply out of this world. It seems complicated, but it doesn't have to...
By Kim Carpluk

I Created A Makeup Look Inspired By My Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

When Starbucks announced its Unicorn Frappuccino, my social media exploded. I'm the self-proclaimed queen of sugar, spice, and everything unicorn — naturally friends, family, and strangers I met once ...
By Kim Carpluk

Why Chrissy Metz Deserved The Cover Of People's Most Beautiful Issue

On April 19, People Magazine released its 2017 World's Most Beautiful issue. Pretty woman Julia Roberts procured the cover for the fifth time, and the magazine is full of beautiful, accomplished celeb...
By Kim Carpluk

I Tried 11 Social Media Makeup Hacks & The Results Were Mostly Not Ideal

We've all seen videos where #MUAs apply foundation with tomatoes and condoms, mix DIY concoctions like they're the Sanderson Sisters, and apply contour with Louboutins and knives. Have you wondered wh...
By Kim Carpluk

This MUA Transformed Himself Into Every Sister From 'The Little Mermaid'

Richard Schaefer is the ruler of Disney princess transformations. In fact, you may remember his stupidly beautiful face from when he went viral in 2016, plastered across social media and websites, inc...
By Kim Carpluk

This Is The World's Most Expensive Lip Art

On March 22, Vlada Haggerty — the MUA and lipstick queen that even Kylie has emulated, set the Guinness World Record for Most Expensive Lip Art. Haggerty's creations have always been luxurious, spla...
By Kim Carpluk

23 Stunning Highlighter Looks To Obsess Over

Highlighting is taking the social media world by storm, perhaps due to our innate and fatal attraction to all things shiny, glittery, and glossy. As if we weren't already infatuated enough, here are 2...
By Kim Carpluk

This Brush Stroke Eye Makeup Is Mindblowing

In painting, each brush stroke should have a purpose. Its intensity, saturation, and direction need intention so the full work is rich with meaning. One artist has truly been able to translate this pr...
By Kim Carpluk

How To Rock Neon Liner In 3 Easy Steps

Neon liner is everywhere lately. From YouTube to Instagram to Bustle itself, the glowing goodness has taken social media by storm. Luckily, this look is easier to achieve than it seems. Follow these s...
By Kim Carpluk

73 Winter Beauty Essentials To Consider Buying Now

Welcome to winter: The season that inspires skin and hair to have the ultimate identity crisis. Oily skin can become dry, and dry skin gets even dryer. Your hair can also take on new form, becoming br...
By Kim Carpluk

Why I Will Never Stop Wearing Makeup

Every morning as I walk the two blocks from the subway to work, I stare at the ground, attempting to avoid eye contact with the men who seem to see my gaze as an open invitation to comment on my body....
By Kim Carpluk

This Weird Trick Helps You Find Your Perfect Blush

In my opinion, blush is the most personal part of makeup. Find the perfect color, and you'll look wonderfully flushed. Choose the wrong shade, and something won't feel quite right. If you're not sure ...
By Kim Carpluk

I Tried Monochromatic Makeup & It Looked Amazing

I've noticed a trend, lately: Kylie Jenner rocking monochromatic looks. For those unfamiliar, here monochromatic makeup simply refers to a look that uses one color in multiple areas of the face. For ...
By Kim Carpluk

7 Incredible Gold Beauty Products

Ah, the power of gold. Wars have been fought over it, relationships have blossomed because of it. For thousands of years, gold has been a symbol of status and beauty — and luckily, 2016 provides gold...
By Kim Carpluk

10 Makeup Tips For Hooded Eyes

If you've been blessed with hooded eyes like myself, then you know what an absolute pain they can be. Learning to master makeup for hooded eyes was number one on my list when I decided to become a mak...
By Kim Carpluk

13 Beauty Tips I've Learned From Drag Culture

When YouTube tutorials first became “a thing,” my artist friends would spend hours watching vloggers like NikkiTutorials and Jaclyn Hill contour, blend, and bake. Little did they know, I had already ...
By Kim Carpluk

10 Products You Need For A Quick Smoky Eye

Ah, the illusive smoky eye: Too little product, and your eyes can look super small — but too much, and suddenly you're a panda.  Luckily, these holy-grail products make two-minute smoky eyes 10 times ...
By Kim Carpluk