Splendid Makeup Art from Russia

black woman with painted face and yellow curlcue hair by Azaryan Veronica

St. Petersburg artist Veronica Azaryan informs me that the two close-up shots are studies and the rest are final images for various campaigns promoting Mousson Atelier’s high-end jewelry. She envisions everything from makeup to framing the shot, and the end result is remarkable with women painted in solid colors and some splattered with gold paint or sprinkled with colored pigments to create beautiful textures. Adding the makeup can take up to 4 hours, and although Azaryan often does it herself, she sometimes invites a hairstylist and makeup artist to help out. Above all these photos are her works of art that she states: “simply comes from the soul.”

purple face painting by Azaryan Veronica intense portrait with paint powder by Azaryan Veronica black woman with gold paint splatter by Azaryan Veronica
woman painted with black and pink and grey frizzy hair by Azaryan Veronica close-up portraits with paint powder by Azaryan Veronica close-up of black woman with gold paint splatter by Azaryan Veronica woman with blue and white painted face by Azaryan Veronica intense purple face painting by Azaryan Veronica black woman with gold paint on face by Azaryan Veronica
Photos © Veronica Azaryan
Adriana de Barros

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