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.

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This Quiz Could Help You Find The Fragrance You Were Born To Wear

Admittedly, I have a slight quiz addiction. Determine my Hogwarts House by analyzing the images of chewed dog togs I select? I'm in. Figure out my age by asking me to pick my favorite photo of a pizza? You bet. Naturally, when I heard about the Pinro…
By Kim Carpluk

15 Tips For Organizing Your Makeup

You are known amongst your friends as the one with the goods. If someone needs an aquamarine chunky glitter for a party, you are here for them. Makeup Muggles turn to you with all their magical makeup questions. They ask your opinions on Benefit's Po…
By Kim Carpluk

How To Recreate Your Favorite '90s Beauty Trends With Stuff You Can Buy Right Now

Right now, no decade is trendier than the '90s. Kylie Jenner rocks lip liner and brown lipstick. Chokers somehow found their way back onto the necks of thousands. Even chunky body glitter is having a moment. If you're digging that throwback vibe, you…
By Kim Carpluk

These Halloween Makeup Tutorials Were Inspired By Your Favorite Pieces Of Fine Art

You no longer have to trek to a museum to see your favorite painting hung within it's walls. Just open Instagram or YouTube instead. Fine art has been making a resurgence within mainstream makeup media. If you're in need of a little inspiration, here…
By Kim Carpluk

These Halloween Makeup Tutorials Are Actually A Lot Easier Than They Look

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it's time to get your life together and figure out what you're going to rock to all those fun parties you're going to. If you're having trouble finding a costume, don't fret: There are plenty of Ha…
By Kim Carpluk

Here's How To Make Fake Blood Using Only Makeup

I adore Halloween: Give me a little glam, a little gore, and I'm really in my element. But the one thing I can't stand spending money on costumes and accessories I'll never wear again. For example, I own a bottle of Ben Nye fake blood. I've had it fo…
By Kim Carpluk

Here's How To Do A Rounded Cat Eye So You Can Curve All The Haters

From Lady Gaga to Tom Ford, the unconventional rounded cat eye is all the rage these days. If you're over the "so sharp it could cut someone" wings of yesteryear and are ready for something more well-rounded, look no further: The look is totally achi…
By Kim Carpluk

I Tried A Full Face Of Squiggle Makeup To See If This Viral Trend Could Ever Be Cute

If you're a beauty-loving being with a smartphone, you've definitely seen squiggle makeup by now. What started as an innocent photoshopped image has now turned viral makeup trends topsy turvy. If you were considering attempting this wavy trend IRL, h…
By Kim Carpluk

Tess Holliday On Fame, Feminism, & The Not So Subtle Art Of Being Fat

Tess Holliday breezed into Bustle HQ on one of New York City's muggiest August days. Right away, she admitted that her black and white button down and faux leather skirt weren't helping with the sweltering heat. Still, it took a mere moment to touch …
By Kim Carpluk

Ombré Lips Are Way Easier Than You Think — Here's Proof

Lip ombrés: In my circles, we know 'em, and we love 'em. Unfortunately, it's the kind of look that can feel a bit hard to execute. If you've always wanted to jump on the lip ombré train but didn't know how, just follow these easy steps to create thre…
By Kim Carpluk

Yellow Blush Is A Thing & Here's How To Rock It Like A Badass

Yes, you read that headline correctly: Yellow blush. In all honesty, this trend is making the rounds on social media, but it's hard to tell how to execute it without looking sallow. Never one to back down from a challenge, I made it my business to fi…
By Kim Carpluk

35 Ridiculously Pretty Beauty Products That Will Look Perfect On Your Vanity

Beauty in itself is a fine art, so it's only right that the packaging echoes the true gorgeousness of the powerful product inside. If breathtaking packaging makes you feel all the feels, then here are 35 ridiculously pretty beauty products that are, …
By Kim Carpluk

This Barbie Makeup Transformation Proves Life In Plastic *Is* Actually Fantastic

Barbie transformations are all the rage these days. From beauty gurus to Buzzfeed ladies, beauty babes are painting their faces to transform into the Mattel icon. Not one to back down from a trending challenge, I too followed a Barbie-inspired makeup…
By Kim Carpluk

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 as dry shampoo because sometimes a girl's gotta do …
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 to Chaos Makeup, home of clamshell packaging and …
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 of scarlet? Well, these 11 tips and tricks for doi…
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 chance unless you know these five foolproof ways to …
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: Neutral eyes are easy and can be more versatile. But col…
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 you're a glitter novice, here are seven easy ways to…
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 button to see if this fragrance hack actually works.…
By Kim Carpluk