Tagged With makeup

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Video: Here's an interesting portrait of Howard Berger, a special makeup effects artist who's worked on films like The Chronicles of Narnia and Inglorious Basterds, and the work he does to transform actors into, well, monsters. You get to see everything: Adding clay to an actor's lifecast to build the form, the moulding process to create the prosthetics, the baking to get everything settled, the painting for detail and the application on the actors themselves.

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Every cosmetics company on the planet has a product it claims will reduce wrinkles and erase the signs of ageing, but researchers at MIT have developed a genuine facelift-in-a-tube with a new cream that creates an extra layer of invisible artificial skin to smooth out the wearer's natural skin.

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Video: Even the most dedicated of method actors usually aren't keen on having half their face blown off for a role. So where do they turn to when they need to look battle-worn and bloody? A very talented makeup or prosthetics department.

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After graduating from Harvard, Grace Choi decided that she wanted to target the makeup industry with a low-cost device that would actually let consumers simply print their own. And while she's working on perfecting (and raising the needed funding) to put her Mink printer into production, she's created a tutorial on how to hack a run-of-the-mill inkjet to actually print makeup.

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Meet makeup artist Elsa Rhae. Also known as a White Walker. Or Captain Planet. Or the Grinch. Or anybody, really. Rhae can transform her face into pretty much anything in the world because she's simply incredible at what she does. She uses make up and face paint to bring characters to life in the real world.

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I am the prettiest princess, and you(r child of either gender) can be too. With an endless supply of cyber-makeup afforded by the Barbie™ Digital Makeover Mirror, an iPad and the associated app, your (child's) dreams of effervescent, MSPaint magnificence can — will come true.

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The face is a blank canvas — you can make yourself up to look like Cleopatra or a clown. Now, you can also do up your eyes Facebook-style. Yves Saint Laurent is launching an eyeshadow palette inspired by the social network. Seriously!

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Ladies - and men! - if you want to be truly frightened by what 365 day's worth of makeup would look like if applied all in one day, look no further. Dutch artists Lenert Engelberts and Sander Plug painted model Hannelore Knuts' face "to see how much is needed to go from a natural look to an outrageous one".

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Did you look at this photo and assume, just like I did, that British-Canadian artist James Birkbeck used Photoshop to style himself as Vincent van Gogh? Often, the best trickery isn't computer-generated, but achieved with everyday-objects: in this case, make-up.

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This is a lovely painting—except that it's a photo. Of a person. In front of a set. It's an amazing blend of photography, body paint, and modelling. And it makes me so thankful that Photoshop exists.