The end of last month I had the honor of body painting for MAC Cosmetics at the IMATS in Pasadena. (Click on that link to see the final looks.) What I designed for the first day was a series of faces that cover the body. The same face actually just in different color combinations. I wanted to try out that look a few times to work out any kinks. So this is how it played out.........
First test run. I painted my friend Khalif's upper body and that's his real hair. It's magical... it's perfect... it's a thing of beauty. I used MAC's acrylics to achieve this. Over his face, some eyeshadow was added for shimmer.
Not a fan of the large watermark but my stuff keeps getting posted on other sites without credit so it's a necessary thing. Made a black and white version of one of the images as well.
This took about five hours. Thanks Khalif!
Second test run I painted my new friend Jose. I painted him head to toe again with the MAC acrylics using a more restrained color combination. Each face including: hair, features, and skin is one singular color.
As with last time, I made a b&w version too.
This took about 7 hours. Thanks Jose!
Third test I painted my new friend John. This was another full body paint and I used MAC's water-activated chromacakes as well as their acrylics. This version was more painterly and I opted to leave the face uncovered. He's wearing a small undergarment in this that I went right over with the body paint.
And a b&w version..........
This took over eight hours to create. Thanks John!
It's simply a nightmare having to paint such nice and handsome guys. :)
So happy that I tested the makeup three times as each session absolutely informed the direction I took for the event.
Hope you enjoyed my show and tell.