No matter what anyone says, makeup is a powerful tool. It can transform your entire face in a matter of minutes, but given the proper attention and a skilled hand, it can also turn any face into a stunning canvas. Halloween is on its way, and you’ll no doubt be in need of a little makeup inspiration for those last minute “Oh, shit. I should have planned this better. Maybe I’ll be a cat?” costumes. Cue Finnish makeup artist Ida Ekman.
Skilled in both ready-to-wear and avant-garde looks, Ekman's makeup often incorporates painting techniques that are abstract in nature, occasionally incorporating glitter and sometimes rhinestones. So please, if you’re scrambling at the last second to find a Halloween costume, and have decided upon the cat or flapper route, at least ensure that your makeup is on point.
To see more of Ekman's skilled handiwork, visit her Instagram.