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Katie Alves

These incredible images are the work of Katie Alves, a makeup artist who only started back in October 2010 using her own face to experiment with tiny designs.





"Nightmare Before Christmas"


You can see more of her work on DeviantArt, Tumblr or Facebook and various makeup tutorials are available on YouTube.



Hallowe’en costume

I’m off to a Hallowe’en party on Saturday and I’ve been trying to find a costume. My first plan was to paint my face green and go as the Wicked Witch of the West.

Margaret Hamilton, on film in "The Wizard of Oz"

Or, if I was feeling slightly more cultured on the night, Idina Menzel’s Elphaba.

Idina Menzel, on stage in "Wicked"

Plan B, after searching through google images for inspiration, is to try my hand at a Dia De Los Muertos skull. The photos below are from various sources (I only wish my face painting were that good!) and are somehow remarkably beautiful and delightfully morbid at the same time.

Emmcy @ DeviantArt

Emmcy @ DeviantArt

Pifpaf @ DeviantArt



“Your 30th birthday is an important landmark. You are now ready, after ten years of dicking around with your personal style, to select a signature lipstick. This is the lipstick that will get you through thick and thin. When you are screaming for mercy during childbirth, this is the lipstick that will be smeared across your face. When you kiss the corpses of your dead parents, this is the color that will stain their cheeks. This is the lipstick that will flow into the fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth as the death rattle grips your throat. Choosing this lipstick is a momentous task. In order to complete it, you need to be slightly drunk.” – Eccentric Glamour, Simon Doonan (lifted from Dita Von Teese’s Facebook status)

At least this means I’ve got about 10 months left of dicking around with unflattering colours before I have to commit.