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Makeup Artist Uses Human Face as Unconventional Canvas for Abstract Paintings

Body Art Makeup Artist

Makeup artist Evelyn Affleck is formally trained in the art of beauty, but she still finds time to experiment with the ever-growing field. Calling her Instagram “a collection of ideas,” Affleck chronicles her bold concepts that transform the body into a canvas for abstract works of art.

Affleck covers her face and neck in a variety of motifs. This often takes the form of vibrant, swirling hues or expressive brush strokes that radiate from the eyes or mouth and drip down the cheeks like colorful tears. Glitter, jewels, and other large sequins are also applied as a way to add depth to her painting, resulting in a mask-like effect.

Affleck hails from an artistic family and has explored a wide range of fine art, from music to writing to painting. She was eventually drawn towards makeup, but she uses her wisdom to elevate her practice. “Fine art also gives her a depth and understanding of what makeup can truly be,” Affleck writes, “not just pretty surface decoration but an expression of character, story, and era.”

Evelyn Affleck is a body art makeup artist, transforming the face into a canvas for her abstract paintings.

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All images via Evelyn Affleck.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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