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.
Artist Johannes Stötter created this incredible body painting – human chameleon which consists of, not just one person, but two people lying on top of each other. Stötter worked for four hours to design the piece and the bodypainting took six hours with the help of an assistant. While a photo of this chameleon is stunning, in and of itself, watch the video to be really shocked. The colorful creature comes alive! Slowly the “chameleon’s” arms move and then a leg unbends. You must watch the video at the end!
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“.
London based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson uses her chin as a canvas, paints famous and familiar cartoon characters on her lips and around her mouth, using face paint and traditional cosmetics. Her paintings include The Cookie Monster, Shrek and Taz the Tasmanian Devil and feature in a series of Instagram images. Despite the images looking painstakingly accurate, Laura says that her method of achieving the look is incredibly simple. As she said “I find a picture and then just hold it up to the mirror as a guide and draw straight onto my face – it’s easier than you think!”. Take a look at our favorites and find more on her instagram page.