Four Horsemen: Famine

Whithering

I really do love doing ‘ugly’ looks. They’re so fun to do! Of course this isn’t the kind of look you’d wear to meet your boyfriends parents but for anyone in the theatre or if you’re into body painting you I think this one is right up your alley.

I got the idea for this one from Goya’s black paintings

It’s a completely different colour pallet to what Goya used but that twisted, emaciated roughly painted look was something I really wanted to try and imitate.

Nothing Left

Now for different skin tones you will need to change the colours used. The red shade is probably the only thing that will stay the same no matter the skin tone. If you have a darker skin tone do not used white!

The aim is to use a colour which is an extremely sickly pale version of your skin tone

Personally I prefer using face paints for this look because it emulates that painted look, but if makeup is all you have to hand then you can absolutely use that. Only one more video left for this series now, and then onto the next series! :D

I hope you like the tutorial :) 

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  1. Edith says:

    looks like a painting. Great job!

  2. Mary says:

    I don’t know why but it reminds me paintings of Van Gogh :)
    I guess it’s using lines to create shades and texture :)

  3. Rita Saraiva says:

    God, i really loved this one.

    One of the things that i like about your work is that you aren’t afraid of being “ugly”.

    Keep up with the awesome work *__*

  4. Servane says:

    Wahou ! It’s really a good performance !
    As Edith says, just like a painting !

  5. Dani N says:

    I love it. My first thought was, she looks like a painting, before I even knew, that you are aiming for that. It really is a brilliant make-up and not at all ugly. It is the beautiful but realistic face of famine. So far my favourite from the horsemen.

  6. Kuri says:

    Oh my god, this is amazing :o the pictures you show at the end of the video are so surreal even though I watched you through the proces of creating this look.

  7. Astrid says:

    this is fantastic, so artsy without the fartsy!

  8. Serena says:

    My favourite look of the series! It’s so different and eerie! Can’t wait for the next one. Oh, and I wanted to say your hair looks great here :)

  9. ardonita says:

    Can I suggest you to make make up series about scandinavian mythical creatures? Love your video btw.. Big fan <3

  10. Indita says:

    Hi klaire, im from indonesia and your biggest fans. I had a story that maybe inspired you for doing some makeup.
    In indonesia there are some legend, it’s called “nyai roro kidul” she is the Queen of the Southern Sea of Java. There is many ilustration about her on google. Hope you like the story :)

  11. Joana says:

    You proved that “ugly” look are the best looks, not to mention the most fun. Great work!

    http://sagelliv.blogspot.com/

  12. SoumeyaOfTheForest says:

    so excited !!

  13. Sarah says:

    Beautiful tutorials. very talented. I actually used your ‘Mehndi eyes’ for a party recently so thank you!