This month’s looks are inspired by a palette that rests somewhere between the Saved by the Bell credits and the music video for Starships by Nicki Minaj. I’m one for hyper-real colors and patterns in my wardrobe, so it was fun to try out said brights on my face.
I just went through a local heatwave, and all I can think of is an island vacation where my makeup is flawless. I’m of the lax school of makeup application (I’m realllll lazy when it comes to cosmetics), so often my looks consist of just eyes and lips. Which makes them pretty darn easy to recreate! In lieu of my non-existent vacation, I worked some tropical magic into a couple of looks. Enjoy!
"There’s no diploma in the world that declares you as an artist—it’s not like becoming a doctor. You can declare yourself an artist and then figure out how to be an artist." —Kara Walker
In a new episode from the ART21 Exclusive series, artist Kara Walker reflects on her early success and offers advice to the next generation of artists, shown again recent work at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. and the 2014 Frieze Art Fair.