One of the makeup artist I came up to me asking to create a project for Halloween 2014. I had the idea of creating a mask without using a mask for quite some time but didn't really know how to do it or even what to do with it. I also didn't want to get into something bloody or gore.
So we decided to split the face of the model into to using the makeup. That way we could keep a very glamour side (left) and another one dark. By doing that we wouldn't go to dark and we could also keep a human side in order to avoid making it look too much like CGI or pure Photoshop (nb: this is note a composite).
We first thought of creating the mask with rhinestones. Though I found them too big to create something truely unique. So we went ahead with beads.
If you're reading this and are thinking "I want to do the same"… go ahead and tell me how much time you spent… It took us about 12 hours to glue them on the model's face. And when I say us I mean, the makeup artist, the model and me. Patience was key for this project! But the result was more than worth it :)
Photographer: Quentin Décaillet
Hair: Dany Maugeri
Model: Christelle Burrus
MUA: Sibel Kayak