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09 / 19 / 2016
Not your average Disney princess look! Woman transforms herself into fictional characters and villains with make-up, and the results go viral all over the world

If you’re already searching for Halloween make-up inspiration, look no further than this face and body painter, Natalie Costello . The 27-year-old, from Dublin, Ireland, regularly transforms herself with body painting into Disney and fictional characters from books and films, and has recently been garnering global attention, thanks to her remarkable skills. […] Read more […]

09 / 17 / 2016
The Beauty of Donna Huanca’s Body Art Is More Than Skin Deep

Performance view of “Donna Huanca: Surrogate Painteen,” 2016. Photo courtesy of Peres Projects, Berlin. Amid the cosmopolitan chaos of London this fall, the New York artist Donna Huanca is creating space for meditative contemplation. As Frieze Week sets in, the Zabludowicz Collection in London will be taken over by […] Read more The Beauty of […]

08 / 28 / 2016

Believe it or not, these astoundingly realistic portraits of animals are highly detailed body paintings that double as optical illusions. Hailing from Tyrol, Italy, artist Johannes Stötter began working in this fleshy medium in 2009, and has since taken the body painting world by storm. His work draws inspiration […] Read more Trippy animal paintings […]

08 / 26 / 2016
A Makeup Magician Masters the Surrealist Selfie

“Kissing Myself” via @designdain Optical illusions were one of my favorite grade school diversions (remember those Magic Eye posters from the ‘90s?), so “illusion artist” Dain Yoon ’s Instagram account has me mesmerized. The South Korean selfie magician fills her feed with surreal face and body painting images that look like Pablo Picasso […] Read […]

08 / 24 / 2016
[Herald Interview] Body painter Emma Hack creates illusion in camouflage body art

Australian artist Emma Hack paints on a model’s body until it perfectly aligns with the intricate, colorful patterns of the wallpaper behind the model. In other work, she perfectly adjusts the contours of her models to match the detailed patterns of flowers and animals. Ms. Hack is the queen of camouflage body painting […] Read […]