Artist Makes ‘Paintings’ by Using Makeup Products

red hong yi makeup art photo Artist Makes Paintings by Using Makeup Products

We have seen some interesting things done with makeup lately. Printed makeup, anyone? Malaysian artist-architect “Red” Hong Yi is the latest to catch our attention by creating artwork with unusual materials. One of her series called “Make-Up Meets Chinese Art” takes typical makeup products such as mascara or foundation and transforms them into a hybrid of a painting and illustration. Why she chose to use the connection between makeup and art? She says on the project’s page, “Chinese art requires a lot of precision and skill – one stroke can make a huge difference I felt that this is similar to how a woman carefully puts on her make-up.” See more photos of her work below.

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All photos: “Red” Hong Yi