When the term 'makeup art' is used, it's typically in reference to the make up being used on the face in an artistic way. These images are definitely in the realm of makeup art without the use of facial expressions or cosmetologists and the masterful use of makeup for art works perfectly in these pieces.
Artist 'Red' Hong Yi has created a new series of art for the Chinese New Year. These pieces feature a distinctive Chinese style and typical Chinese style and iconic Chinese symbols. The images use all different kinds of makeup including lipstick, facial powder, nail polish and eye-liner.
The connection between the art and the medium has been described by Red as the precision and skill that is associated with both Chinese art and women putting on their makeup.
Photo Credits: designboom, redhongyi