Tribal and Ethnic influences in beauty

4 Aug

Facepainting has been around forever, and in almost every culture. And man oh man, it fascinates me like crazy!

Tribal make-up mainly came in handy for military, cultural, religious and practical reasons. But the opportunity for tribes to express  themselves through bodypainting can not be ignored. Diverse patterns, created under the influence of cultural events, reflect personal, emotional states. In some cultures every step in the development from boyhood to adolescence to adulthood is marked with a specially created, colourful ‘make-over’. The design of these facepaintings often refer to traditional masks, and are so so beautiful and intense, that we can easily call it art. One of the very first…

Observe the many onbelievably beautiful examples….

 

 

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In edito-world many brilliant make-upartists use this ethnic beauty as a source to create looks beyond awesomeness….
Some examples:

 

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