As children, we all loved having our faces painted. Whether it was at the school fair, at a friend’s birthday party or at the theme park, there was such a joy to be had in getting to dress up as a tiger, a butterfly or even our childhood hero. But as adults, face painting seems to become a bit too childish – suddenly we’re all too old to have our faces painted unless its Halloween or a fancy dress party. The magic is gone.
Fortunately for you, we’ve found some of the best Instagrammers around who show us that you’re never too old to enjoy face painting. We’ve hunted high and low to bring you our top five make-up artists to watch, whose face and body art is so out of this world, you’ll have to give it a try yourself!
Dain Yoon: @designdain
The queen of optical illusions, make-up artist, Dain Yoon, has wowed Instagrammers everywhere with her trippy visuals and astounding face and body art designs. From textural designs and real-life paintings that make her blend in with her surroundings, to psychedelic designs featuring multiple eyes and hands, Dain’s work is truly inspiring for anyone looking to expand out their make-up artistry skills into the world of face and body art.
Kate Osennyaya – @osennyaya_kate
An up-and-comer in the world of face and body art, Kate Osennyaya is a make-up artist from Ukraine boasting bags of style. A quick flick through her Instagram yields cosmic full body art, trippy slow motion stills and beautifully vivid chest landscapes, complete with matching face make-up, as well as glitter pop art designs and ombre-effect butterflies. Definitely one to watch, this girl’s got real talent!
Tal Peleg: @tal_peleg
The master of eye art, Tal Peleg is a visual artist with a difference. Recreating famous paintings and movies, using only the eyes, Tal’s designs are ultra-cute and beautifully crafted, with exceptional attention to detail. Wander through her Instagram and you’ll discover your most beloved Disney characters, unicorns and characters from your favourite childhood fairytales. Her designs will take you on a mystical journey and leave you feeling utterly inspired.
Karla Powell: @karlapowellmua
An international, award-winning make-up artist who’s already made it big, Karla Powell’s Instagram features a lot of her fashion make-up designs, as well as some of her more quirky face and body art. Delve in and discover her famous pop face art and her glamorous skeleton designs that are perfect for Halloween, alongside glittering disco ball looks and vivid eyeshadow and lip designs. She even has her own cosmetics line, if you want to update your stash!
Kay Pike: @kaypikefashion
We’ve saved our best for last! A Twitch sensation, famous for her crazy comic book body art, Kay Pike’s designs are simply out of this world. Featuring some of your most well-known comic book superheroes and villains, find everyone from She-Hulk, the Joker and Star War’s C3PO, to the X-men, Spiderman and even Deadpool. These designs are so well done, it’s hard to tell they’re really body paint, so watch the videos on her page or tune into her Twitch live broadcast if you don’t believe us!