The season of transformation is upon us and the zombies are coming. Enjoy this month of facepainting mayhem, culminating in the National Holiday for Facepainters, Mask Makers and Makeup Artists, aka Halloween. Check out our event schedule on the News/Schedule page and come and be transformed at Boo at the Zoo and our other Fall Festival and Halloween events.
I just received the new video from Kryolan Professional Makeup on the making of their 2011 calendar. Every year, Kryolan puts out a large format calendar featuring makeup art and body painting. 2011 featured body paintings inspired by famous 19th and 20th century artists, created by a Natalia Pavlova’s Team of artists from Russia (with Anastasia Malysheva and Juliana Mahtyuk) under the direction of Elena Samarina, the head of the Arte-Grim Company, distributor of Kryolan products throughout the Russian federation. The video is also a tour of the extensive line of Kryolan products, including those beautiful big aluminum makeup cases they make.
Right from the entrance, the featured images were the same kind of full, exciting designs you'd see at Face and Body Painting Conventions
I had an unusual day today. I got to go to a make up show that I wasn’t working at. At IMATS yesterday I painted a body at Kryolan’s booth (and photos of that will be posted here soon), but today I had the day off and just went to see the show. It is a trade show, primarily a marketplace for professionals and amateurs to see and buy product (usually at big discounts), with some demonstrations at booths and stage presentations. It felt like a busman’s holiday for me, working around the booths with Lorraine and some artist friends. I’ve posted before (NY Makeup Show Bodypainting — Bodypainter or Makeup Artist?) that being at shows like these reminds me that I am not a “makeup artist”, I am painter who paints on people, so there is a lot of cosmetic products and makeup techniques that I have no connection to—however, as a “body painter” it is gratifying to see that the work that seems to attract the most interest at these events is the most extensive: special fx, body paintings, and extreme glamour. Continue reading →