The modern art scene is characterized by numerous forms of creative and innovative artworks from talented people in various genres of art. Art has for so many years being associated with specific artistic creations and impressions such as paintings, musical compositions, carvings, sculptures, pottery and many other similar artistic creations. However, not many people are aware of new and emerging forms of art such as makeup. Makeup is no longer just a cosmetic cover up used to enhance beauty.
Long term art enthusiasts may have a hard time accepting makeup as a true form of art. More and more people are however warming up to the idea of using makeup products and techniques as tools of creating wonderful pieces of art. Makeup art should therefore be awarded all due seriousness and appreciation like the many other conventional art forms or genres that exist today.
The thing about beauty enhancing products and techniques is that a makeup artist is responsible for how dramatic or subtle the end result will be. Makeup can be used to drastically change a person’s appearance to the extent of completely changing how a person looks. To achieve such perfection requires mastery of the art. People who have mastered the art of applying makeup are generally referred to as makeup artists.
These talented artists use the human body as the canvas for their artistic impressions. This is similar to tattoo artists who also use the human body as the canvas for their artistic impressions. Makeup art is however short-lived and less likely to be worn for long durations of time. The short lifespan of makeup artistic impressions does not make them miniature or inferior forms of art.
As an art, makeup covers a huge scope and the artists involved have a lot of freedom to express their imagination and creativity. With the help of various makeup products and techniques, an artist can accentuate and bring out the hidden natural beauty in a person. There are so many different artistic outcomes that can be achieved by playing around with different looks and styles. This brings about the fun and enjoyable aspect of makeup art. Both the artist and their art subject get the rare opportunity to come up with something artistic and beautiful.
Like many other artists out there today, makeup artists make use of color, light and shadows to achieve different artistic outcomes. Some of the common products used in this fine art include eye shadow, blush, foundation, mascara, lipstick, lip gloss and many more. New makeup products are unveiled every day and this contributes to further growth and evolution of this unique art. Makeup techniques such as contouring and highlighting focus on application of different products in the most creative and appealing way possible.
The best example of how makeup has thrived as an art is its extensive use in creation of supernatural or fantasy characters in Hollywood movies and films. Professional makeup artists go to great extents to use makeup to create amazing characters that everybody enjoys watching.