Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.- Edgar Degas.
I have highlighted quite a number of Makeup Artists that have proven there is more to makeup than just lipstick and foundation. Take a look at Dennis, Nallah and Sinitta. There are so many ways to play around with makeup products, and turn you overall look into a work of art – quite literally. I couldn’t think of a much better time to be playing around with makeup and experimenting with different looks than during this month. Halloween is just around the corner!
Whereas I can appreciate all sorts of creative takes on makeup; special effects or character makeup, I am not particularly drawn to gore. If I was the kind of person that celebrates Halloween, I would definitely be one to stick to the prettier side. Therefore, I figured why not share some pretty takes on Halloween looks that one can easily recreate.
Nikkie Tutorials helped to start #ThePowerOfMakeupChallenge; a hashtag meant to show the world how transformational makeup can be. Beauty bloggers have been more open about sharing their before and after photos irrespective of not having flawless skin. This challenge came about after Nikkie got tired of makeup who label people that love makeup as ‘shallow, and ‘self-centered’. The challenge has since gotten a twist of creativity, and has evolved into the blank canvas challenge. This has got to be my favorite makeup look this year for its artistic vibe.
The blank canvas makeup trend has taken Instagram by storm for about a year now.
The look involves creating a well beat look on half your face with makeup, while leaving the rest of the face ‘blank’ by covering it in white paint. Hence the name ‘Blank Canvas’. Cool right? This concept allows for so much creativity that it has made the hashtag #blankcanvasmakeup on Instagram look like a gallery, all while showing the transformational power of makeup. Sounds like a great idea for Halloween?
Here are some blank canvas makeup looks you could incorporate for Halloween.
Create the Blank Canvas look
Featured image courtesy of Ronke Raji.