Many talented artists gravitate towards makeup for its power to temporarily transform the body into
One of her most striking works features a playful relationship between the object and its shadow. Using a myriad of different cosmetic products, Khan rendered a realistic paper plane flying across her arm with a shadow of a jet soaring underneath. She explains the meaning behind this decision in an
Other examples of Khan’s body art showcase what kinds of detailed illustrations one can create with makeup—often in a self-referential way. For example, she often paints her makeup palettes on her hand, rendering even the tiniest of details, such as the glitter of eyeshadow and the reflection of the mirror.
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