[Face Canvas]…Makeup Design by Alex Box
When I did my photoshoot awhile ago, I was all about the wardrobe. I let my photographer handle the locations, but we were stumped as to who we knew that could do the makeup. Luckily we were able to work with an amazing makeup artist that had some great ideas and made me look fantastic…which then led to me deciding that it’s probably a good idea as a fashion/costume designer to learn more about the makeup side of things. In my research, I’ve discovered some great artists that amaze me with their ability to take so many different elements and combine them to create what is essentially great displays of body art. Case in point…the work of Alex Box…
This is amazing isn’t it!? Alex Box caught my eye when I learned that she was the MUA for Gareth Pugh’s A/W 2009 Collection. I knew I had to find out more about this woman. I found out that she is part of the art team that makes up the makeup line known as Illamasqua – a STUNNING label of makeup that has products that span the line from everyday wear to costume. On top of that, Illamasqua holds classes that teach everything from correct eyeshadow application to building your creativity through makeup. WOW! It sucks that the school is in the UK, but there are tutorials online and an online store (which I will definitely be perusing in the near future).
Man…I just love stuff like this – the human mind can come up with some great things 🙂