Femme Fatale, The Makeup Story
"Vintage movies have frequently included a female character that was powerfully dangerous. She tempted the Hero, baffled the good guys, and led the opposition. And her main weapon was her looks and how she used them. There is no question, beauty can be used is all sorts of ways to get what you want. You decide how far to take that power."
About the Artist
Matthew Waitesmith has been doing makeup and hair for over 30 years. With degrees in both business and fine art, after university he realized he could paint on people, sculpt hair and have a career as a makeup/hair artist. That career allowed him to work in many major cities all around the world.
He describes his point of view as mostly graphically influenced with colour as the accent.
He likes to focus mostly on first creating graphic shapes on the face, enhancing and balancing the facial symmetry and contrasts, and then he layers colour over those foundational shapes.
His influences are natural shapes that have been infused with man-made sensibilities and refinements. He likes to see images of people that range from completely natural to a hyper realistic rendition, depending on the statement to be made or the context of the art objective.
Brushes used to achieve this Look: