My name is Ines Kuš. I was born and live in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. All my life I had a need to express creativity in different forms of art such as photography, fashion design, and drawing, but in face paint, I found the most joy and fulfillment. My inspiration mostly comes from my environment and the way I feel at the moment/my emotions.

What I find most interesting about face paint is that it's original form (on face and body) it only lasts until you wash it off, so it is kinda "fragile" art form. Also it is very challenging to paint on bumpy canvas such as human face.

Since in college I took art classes, I can also say I'm a big fan of conceptual and surreal art form, so in the future, my work will probably be more focused in that direction.

My occupation at the moment is tied up/twisted illusion make up (as I like to call it) which is focused on nose, lips and neck area. Most artists avoid drawing on those parts because they are bumpy and it is kinda hard to "blend" them to create a successful illusion, but I take it as a challenge every time. Based on that I created my series of "Tied up" illusion makeups. I'm trying my looks to draw people's attention with some illusion tricks but also like them to be provocative with a touch of bizzare. In that kind of illusion make up even the tiniest line placed wrong on the body can cause much damage to the final look, so somethimes it takes me up to 12 hours to finish and once you start to paint there is no way back, you have to finish. To create I mostly use aqua based body paints combinated with oli paints and acrylics. Besides illusion type of make up I'm also into sfx and other styles. The most important thing for me is to have fun and develop myself while creating and that is the main reason I'm into it.

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Andrew Cas
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3 years ago

I think your screwed hahaha!

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Yvonne Horton
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3 years ago

My favorite! Beautifully adorned sugar skull!

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A. Najime
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3 years ago

Amazingly creative.

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B Cool
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3 years ago

HOLY SHIT. WHERE ARE YOUR EYES, I MEAN I KNOW WHERE THEY ARE BUT HOW???

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Yvonne Horton
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3 years ago

Surreal. I think of Picasso here

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A. Najime
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3 years ago

Poison Ivy.

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A. Najime
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3 years ago

Beautiful.

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

So cool! How do you paint this?!

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Natalie Binebrink-Davis
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3 years ago

This is gorgeous. My favorite. So much talent! Skin wars!

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

Left picture: LGBT+ Right picture: The inner workings

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A. Najime
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3 years ago

Cosplayers should ask for your services.

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sexy_scorpio_3MD
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3 years ago

I love this one!!

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A. Najime
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3 years ago

There are actual women that look like this.

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

The Nightmare Before Christmas!

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sexy_scorpio_3MD
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3 years ago

cool!

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Rebekah
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3 years ago

Love this one.

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Ella Hobasaurs
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3 years ago

Better than getting a tat

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3ke
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3 years ago

Human shaped jawbreaker!

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abbie
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3 years ago

Looks like your a bit tied up at the moment!

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Yvonne Horton
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3 years ago

Whoa!

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3 years ago

Scary! :)

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Sasy
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3 years ago

This one is adorable the facial expression is spot on :) love them all ♥

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Yvonne Horton
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3 years ago

Your talent is amazing?

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

And I can barely draw a stick figure...

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B Cool
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3 years ago

how can you wink and open your other eye that wide, that's what i'm impressed by :P ;)

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