These Cosmetic Still Life Photos Turn Eye Shadow into Art

 - Jun 4, 2013
References: mikegarten & featureshoot
This creative cosmetics art series turns vibrant makeup products into stunning still life photos. Photographer Mike Garten teamed up with painter Ashley Zangle to put together this clever cosmetics-focused art project.

The backgrounds in these intriguing makeup captures are kept simple. Black and white backgrounds help these bold make up stills look more dramatic. These funky still life photos feature all shades of lipstick, eye shadows, colored liquid liners and more. These stills actually look similar to the color splotches you'd expect to find on a painters palette.

This brightly colored captures smear, smudge and splatter makeup to create interesting still life subject matter. It's interesting to see a series focused on makeup that doesn't include models, or use cosmetics in the traditional fashion.