February 25, 2014 12:00 AM | by Diana Farid
The Art of Using Makeup Like Never Before
We always heard of the phrase “artistic make up,” and for all of us it means the same thing; putting make up on our faces by professional makeup artists. But using makeup in another kind of art is what I am about to show you.
England based makeup artist, Maxine Ayre, draws flawless realistic artworks of celebrities and people using a luxurious range of makeup products. As creative as that sounds, looking at her portraits, you can barely believe that they are made only using eye shadows, mascara, foundation, loose powder, and blusher. She prefers to work with those rather than gloss and creamy products, since they smudge and aren't easy to deal with.
It all started when one day 34 year old makeup artist Ayre was watching the modeling competition, “The Face” on TV, and then she decided to sketch the show’s star Naomi Campbell post the show. A couple of hours later she was done with one of the most perfect face portraits of Campbell capturing her exact skin tone, contours and even her eye brows perfectly. She has made the entire portrait using only makeup.
This was her lucky day, because after being a makeup artist for 16 years and founding her business “Maximillion Makeup & Hair,” she became the media's spotlight and received very encouraging response through social media networks after posting her work on Twitter and Instagram. Accordingly, she got more motivated to make more makeup-infused portraits of other celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Cheryl Cole, Rosie Huntington Whitely, and Amber Rose. Although Ayre has been doing these kind of portraits for only three months, her work got viral though social media. She has been over flooded with requests from people all around the world to do them face portraits.