Bristol-based filmmaker and beauty artist Kiki Nafig is the creative force behind Instagram's @kikopaint account. Spotlighting conceptual makeup that draws inspiration from pop culture imagery, classic paintings like Gustav Klimt's The Kiss and more, Nafig pushes boundaries with theatrical elements like vivid brush strokes, embellishments and other textural details.
While minimalism in the world of beauty has prevailed in recent years -- leading to a slew of "no makeup makeup" brands like Glossier and Milk to gain mass popularity -- the cosmetic industry is once again embracing expressive and daring looks that are resurging thanks to artists like Nafig.
The artist's @kikopaint Instagram account tells a vibrant story and goes beyond function to truly showcase the power of makeup and the sensory effect it can create when applied in a whimsical way.
Image Credit: Instagram @kikopaint