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20 Messy Face Paint Looks

From Smeared Lipstick Editorials to Daring Disorderly Shoots

— December 15, 2013 — Fashion
Messy face paint is not traditionally a look that’s embraced, but the smeared clown-like face paint Lady Gaga wears on the cover of ARTPOP album bears a sticking resemblance to the ’Color Codes’ editorial in Vogue Germany — which makes it in vogue in more ways than one.

Other messy makeup looks include rocker-chic eyes that look like they’ve survived streams of tears and several nights of sleep and lipstick that looks like it’s been wiped with the back of one’s hand. While you likely won’t be walking the streets with these extremely dishevelled looks, messy makeup can tell quite the stories in photographs. One could only imagine what the application of the makeup looked like before it was smeared into obscurity.
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Glamorously Barbaric Editorials
Glamorously Barbaric Editorials
The Vogue China 'Savage Grace' Photoshoot Stars Liu Wen
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Artfully-Smeared Lipstick
Artfully-Smeared Lipstick
'Filth' by Brittany Chretien Plays With Atypical Beauty & Stereotypes
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Daring Disorderly Shoots
Daring Disorderly Shoots
The Daria Werbowy ELLE France Editorial is Unkempt and Unrestrained
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Album Art-Mimicking Makeup
Album Art-Mimicking Makeup
This Lady Gaga Makeup Look Takes the ‘ARTPOP’ Cover to the
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Clown Cosmetic Photoshoots
Clown Cosmetic Photoshoots
The Mix Master Vogue UK Editorial Features Exteme Beauty Looks
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Artistically Clownish Editorials
Artistically Clownish Editorials
The Vogue Germany 'Color Codes' Photoshoot is Vibrantly Playful
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Embellished Nail Art Editorials
Embellished Nail Art Editorials
The Pick of the Glitter Image Series Embraces Hands-On Opulence
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Galactic Glow-In-The-Dark Photography
Galactic Glow-In-The-Dark Photography
The Astral Beauty Story by Edward Keeler is Conceptual
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Colorful Ink Bath Shoots
Colorful Ink Bath Shoots
Eric Mansuell Captures a Woman Bathing in Multicolored Fluid
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Jokeresque Makeup
Jokeresque Makeup
The Dansk Magazine SS 2012 Shoot with Gertrud Hegelund Features Smeared Faces
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Circus-Themed Cosmetic Captures
Circus-Themed Cosmetic Captures
The Chromatic Revolution Image Series by Puranjoy is Dynamic
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Neon Graffiti Styling
Neon Graffiti Styling
Alexis Reyna's Spring Summer 2011 Collection is Paint-Splattered
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Distorted Doll Faces
Distorted Doll Faces
Vivienne Westwood's Spring Summer 2011 Show has Ghostly Makeup
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Super Smeared Shadows
Super Smeared Shadows
10 Magazine Shows Crazy Post-Party Makeup Looks
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Clown-Faced Catwalks
Clown-Faced Catwalks
EnD Clowns Around With Runway Fashion for Mexx
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Melting Makeup Portraits
Melting Makeup Portraits
'Myriam' by Saima Altunkaya is a Beautiful Wet Beauty Shoot
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Smeared Lipstick Editorials
Smeared Lipstick Editorials
The Little Red Beauty Story Embraces Crimson-Colored Cosmetics
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Rainbow Bright Beauty
Rainbow Bright Beauty
Brittany Hollis by Jeff Tse is Covered in Colorful Cosmetics
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Multicolored Beauty Portraits
Multicolored Beauty Portraits
The Color Blast Image Series by Jeff Tse Embraces Vivid Color Hues
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Crazy Clownish Cosmetics
Crazy Clownish Cosmetics
The Igor Oussenko 'Vision of Beauty' Series
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