Makeup Meets Art

Need some inspiration to bring your art work to life?

Alumnus Roger Cabello, FIT ’85, slathers, dollops, swirls, and dabs cosmetics into abstract masterpieces.

The Peruvian-born Photography grad has made a career of shooting all kinds of cosmetics—foundation, lip gloss, shampoo, nail color—in blobs, crumbles, swirls, and smears.

While working for Allure magazine, he perfected the now-ubiquitous style of photographing makeup out of its packaging, highlighting textures and colors so enticing you can’t help wanting to touch it, put it on your face, or maybe even eat it.

In the piece shown above, L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Lip was created when Cabello painted the images on the cover.

It was developed by Orrea Light, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management ’02, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing ’97, vice president of product development at L’Oréal Paris.

Materials are everywhere — it just takes a true artist to see it.

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