It is sometimes asked whether or not women wearing makeup is "deceitful" or "unfair" to heterosexual men—a way of "lying" about their beauty, rather than a personal aesthetic choice not so different from deciding to wear flattering clothes. In a wonderful series of comics on Tumblr, Megan Nicole Dong examines what it would really look like for men to be "deceived" by makeup. Read the rest
Ilana is an Israeli makeup artist who loves her Siberian Husky so much she decided to make herself look like her beloved animal companion. Read the rest
Italian makeup artist Luca Luce paints incredible 3D illusions on his hands. Read the rest
Hollywood Makeup Lab is not a beginner’s monster makeup book. The projects are mainly for people with experience making molds and prosthetics, and who are familiar with airbrushing and different kinds of makeup. But a beginner who wants to make a killer Halloween character can learn a lot from going through this book, which covers color theory, bruises, burns, zombies, aging, hair, bald caps, fangs, and tattoos.
Makeup artist Psycho Sandra created an amazing, gross-out effect for her Hallowe'en costume last year: she created the illusion that she had made a domino mask of her own flayed skin. She's got a whole gallery of bloody makeup effects on her site, including a crazy zombie to die (and come back) for.
The Brazilian website "Arte do Medo" identifies this amazing eyeball face horror makeup as originating in Japan, though no other details are forthcoming.
This amazing eye-teeth makeup job comes from Swedish makeup artist PsychoSandra, who has an awful lot of equally astonishing samples on her site: "Haha I thought it was a long time since I did something with my lips. Wanted to do something weird, yes, I can say that it is weird. But pretty, it's not, but I had fun anyway. That's what counts, or?!;)"
Here's an unsourced bit of netstuff (the shortened URL resolves to Weibo, the Chinese Twitter analog) showing an Asian woman with half her face made up, to startling effect (though perhaps her unmade-up substrate is also very asymmetrical, see this split-and-matched version).