In her latest series Make-up meets Chinese Art, Malaysian experimental artist Red Hong Yi uses everyday makeup products to create paintings that reflect traditional Chinese attributes.
As the artist explains, Chinese art requires a lot of precision and skill one stroke can make a huge difference I felt that this is similar to how a woman carefully puts on her make-up. The project is set to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which lasts for 15 days, and will have a piece a day posted on Red Hong Yis Instagram account.
Guilin mountains and river made of loose powder
Cherry blossoms blooming in spring painted with nail polish
2014 and horse body made of eyeshadow
Goldfish drawn with mascara
Koi and lilypads: green shimmery eyeshadow and orange nail polish
Firecrackers and lanterns made with a fiery red lipstick
Chinese opera mask Pig: eyeliner and some brown/gold eyeshadow
Monkey King opera mask made of nail polish, eyeliner and eyeshadow
Pine tree painting: leaves made of fake eyelashes stuck on with eyelash glue, and liquid eyeliner for the trunk
Upside-down Fu character made of crushed blusher, representing burnt firecrackers scattered on the ground
Cranes made of damp cotton wool, eyeliner and bits of lipstick
A natural scene done with a mascara, eyeliner, and some eyeshadow
A tiny village and a red hot sun painted with nail polish