Dutch artist duo Lernert and Sander have taken the cocept of 'caked in make-up' to a whole new level. The film above shows them both applying a years worth of make-up to the face of model Hannelore Knuts. They repeatedly use everyday cosmetics such as foundation, blusher, eyeshadow and lip gloss to the models face to make the model become less recognisable. It's fascinating to watch the texture of the foundation as it sits heavily on the models face, the blusher and eyeshadow providing the only colour. The duo told the Nowness website:
"We wanted to apply 365 layers of makeup in one day to see how much is needed to go from a natural look to an outrageous one."
The whole process took 9 hours, during which the model couldn't move and could only eat and drink through a straw. The artists used 7 bottles of foundation, 2 bottle of cream eyeshadow, 3 lip gloss pens and 2 bottles of blusher. All together 228.40ml of make-up.
Further digging has led me to Chocolate Bunny (see video below) where Lernert & Sander melted a chocolate bunny with a hairdryer. By shooting something desirable and cute as a chocolate bunny and then melting it, their aim was to shock - by shaking children out of their state of comfort.
What you see is what you get.