Body Painting Tips By Hayden Tee For Inglot At The Makeup Show Chicago

I have always been fascinated by body painting and at The Makeup Show Chicago, I got to check out a super cool session with Inglot makeup artist Hayden Tee on how to use body pigments.

Body Painting Seminar with Hayden Tee at 2012 The Makeup Show Chicago
Image by Jeremy Yang

To create the gorgeous orchid on the back of the model, Hayden started by outlining the sketch with a pencil eyeliner (Inglot Soft Precise in 34). Then, he mixed Inglot Body Pigment Powder Matte in 214 with a few drops of Inglot Duraline (a mixing medium which is simply AMAZING!) and carefully painted over the area with a brush. Once the paint dried off, Hayden added details with various shades of Inglot eyeshadows.

Body Painting by Inglot at The Makeup Show Chicago

As for the intense metallic lip below, Hayden once again mixed the pigment with Duraline before painting it onto the lips directly with a small brush and finishing with lip liner.

Metallic lip by Hayden Tee at The Makeup Show Chicago

Extra Tips On Body Painting
* For the smoothest canvas, Hayden recommended exfoliating the night before and moisturizing two hours prior to the application.

* The body paint mixture can dry up in just minutes so make sure you work fast and only mix the product when you need it.

* Pigments normally dry matte. If your lips are dry, you can always add a dab of gloss on top.

Seeing Hayden’s work REALLY got me wanting to play with my MAC pigments (must do that this week!) Have you tried body painting?

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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