Body painting is an expression of art that has been around for centuries.
Before the use of cosmetic paints, certain cultures would use vegetable dyes, henna, or wet charcoal to paint on their faces and bodies.
Tribes have been using body painting and decorations for centuries to visually associate themselves with their unique customs and values
Jump to present times where cosmetic paints are generally used for face and body painting.
Kim Kardashian posed nude for W magazine back in 2010. Nude, painted neck-to-ankles in a metallic silver paint.
Artist Gucci Westman was responsible for Kim's 'silver dipped' bod.
Gucci used liquid silver Kryolan paint mixing it with a silver metallic pigment to achieve the liquid silver appearance.
Sin City, Las Vegas is to home to an annual face painting and body art convention.
Carmel McCormick, the 2012 Winner of the face painting competition created what appears to be a candy monster!
Carmel used the Kryolan aquacolor mixed with water and glycerin to develop the look that impressed the judges. Some judges indicating that "they have never seen anything like it!"
Looks like the seasoned artists/judges learned a little something new from an up and coming artist.
Krolyan body paint seems to be the go-to body paint
1. It is sweat resistant
2. It is durable
3. Smooth texture for easy application
4. Glycerin based
5. Intense colors/pigments
Australia artist Emma Hack camouflages her subjects
And even this little guy got to be part Emma's fun!
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PS: Don't miss our Students and Models in action at the Calgary Woman's Show April 14th+15th/2012