It is only two weeks less away from Halloween, one of the most celebrated holiday. Have you got your costume ready? Want to be the most eye-catching people in the party? Take a look at below amazing makeup created by Nikki Shelley who uses face paints to create a variety of different monsters and terrifying faces. As a self-taught makeup artist, Shelley started painting her kids’ faces for Halloween then her husband. Then she started her more serious makeup journey, started to think of ways she could make her work different. The result is quite impressive, you can easily tell from her terrifying Halloween series. Check her facebook page to get more inspiration of her face painting work. If you live close to her, you can even hire her to paint you.
Called “Las Muertas”, brought by California-based photographer Tim Tadder, this haunting photo series is inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, the choice of skull-painted women pays subtle homage to the festival’s Aztec roots where Mictecacihuatl, the goddess of the underworld, was worshiped. With the help of makeup artist Krisztianna and costume designer Julia Reeser, Tadder created these incredible photos – something deadly and beautiful. The combination of color, destruction and foreboding storm makes a truly surreal tribute to the traditions of the Dia De Los Muertos holiday.
If you like it, don’t forget to check our previous post of “17 Amazing Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Make-up Art“.
Talented London based make-up artist Laura Jenkinson uses chin as a canvas and turns her mouth, teeth and lips into different cartoon characters such as The Cookie Monster, Shrek and Taz the Tasmanian Devil. She uses lipstick and other professional tools to create all sorts of cute characters on her face, turning her own lips into theirs. You can find more of Laura’s work on her blog or Instagram.
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Elsa Rhae Pageler is a video editor, producer, Photoshop expert and character make-up artist. Between projects she likes to amuse herself by painting her face. Taking inspiration from her favorite movies, computer games and TV shows, Elsa transforms herself magically into these characters. The most remarkable part about her work is that she’s entirely self-taught. As Pageler said “I’ve been doing this for less than a year, I don’t know where this came from, I have no professional training besides a YouTube degree. But all of that works just fine for me. I think painting on my face is fun and I’m very appreciative of the support I have received.” Take a look at some of her work and don’t forget to check the video to see how she turn herself into these characters.