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15 Photos Of An Underrated Art Form

Makeup and body paint are mediums of art that are under-appreciated. They have always been engrained in photoshoots, but often it is only the photographer that is recognized. Makeup can completely transform a person’s face with a simple addition of shadow, highlight or liner. In this contemporary era, we use makeup to enhance our beauty, but to what creative lengths can we take it? Here's a little of my journey with makeup!

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1. We can create new characters

Inspired by the Queen of Hearts
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Inspired by the Queen of Hearts

2. We can bring to attention the beautiful parts of our body that people usually don't immediately notice

Inspired by Mother Nature
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Inspired by Mother Nature

3. We can play with the lines of illusion and reality

Inspired by Sirens
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Inspired by Sirens

4. We can be more exposed but less vulnerable at the same time

Inspired by Lace and Lollipops
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Inspired by Lace and Lollipops

5. We can release bottled up emotions without articulating them in words

Inspired by Reptiles, Wolves and Dreams
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Inspired by Reptiles, Wolves and Dreams

6. We can use it to remember those who have passed

Inspired by the Victim of the Cirque Du Soleil Accident in Las Vegas
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Inspired by the Victim of the Cirque Du Soleil Accident in Las Vegas

7. We can use it to celebrate culture and holidays

Inspired by Day of the Dead
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Inspired by Day of the Dead

8. We can advocate for social change

Inspired by the Impact of Words and Language
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Inspired by the Impact of Words and Language

9. We can use it amplify emotions

10. We can always use it to tell a story

Inspired by Studying and Fifty Shades
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Inspired by Studying and Fifty Shades

11. We can see beauty in a different light

Inspired by Heartbreak and Nostalgia
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Inspired by Heartbreak and Nostalgia

12. We can find that a lot of weird things stick to our faces

Inspired by Crystallization and Strength from Pain
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Inspired by Crystallization and Strength from Pain

13. We can turn a face into a masterpiece

Inspired by Seeing Through Someone Like Cellophane
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Inspired by Seeing Through Someone Like Cellophane

14. And our body into a canvas.

Inspired by Beasts and Primal Instincts
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Inspired by Beasts and Primal Instincts

15. See more of my artistic adventures at: http://www.opals-catharsis.com

Inspired by Caramel Apples
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Inspired by Caramel Apples

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