This Makeup Artist's Abstract Looks Prove Makeup Is More Than 'Decoration'

Stunning.

On her Instagram account, Vancouver-based makeup artist Evelyn Affleck showcases stunning works of makeup art, or, as she puts it, her own "collection of ideas." 

Affleck's main passions are in the fashion and abstract makeup realms, as explained on her website, and she's collaborated with photographers to create editorials reflecting this. She uses her Instagram account to experiment with makeup, too.



"Since Evelyn is from an artistic family, it was always natural for her to explore fine art: music, writing, and painting. All these experiences led her to [become] a makeup artist. Fine art also gives her a depth and understanding of what makeup can truly be, not just pretty surface decoration but an expression of character, story, and era."

This is evidenced in Affleck's abstract Instagram feed, which is filled with both makeup looks and illustration. In one post featuring both, the artist writes:

"[This is] the first time I've ever added my illustrations into a makeup. These are all old sketches that I pieced together, and I know it's a really rough attempt but I may experiment more on drawing directly onto a makeup of mine ... That way everything flows the way I want it to."

Affleck's other works include floral arrangements on her face, bold Halloween looks, and a red-and-glitter look that's sure to turn heads.

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(H/T: My Modern Met)

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