Friday, April 5, 2013
We LOVE when our Facebook friends posts pics of their fabulous creations. This week our team was so taken by the work and story of Alexys Cheyenne Fleming that we just HAD to share it. Her amazing artistic expression was inspired by the Keres, which were the female spirits of violent and cruel death caused by battle, accident, murder or ravaging disease. Alexys' design definitely brings that definition to life! Just look at the eyes, the detail on the chest and those fingers!
Alexys is a self-taught makeup artist, licensed esthetician, and licensed cosmetologist. She began getting into makeup around the age of 14. "It's actually funny because before that age, I did not like makeup at all and refused to even attempt to wear it," says Alexys. "It wasn't until I realized that makeup expanded past the regular mascara application that I started to use makeup as an outlet to express my creativity." Diagnosed at the age of 13 as a type 1 diabetic, Alexys struggled - to accept that there was "something wrong with her" and with bullying by schoolmates. "Expressing myself through makeup made everything better almost every day," says Alexys. It was then she decided to become a makeup artist. She plans to continue to inspire and help other people, especially those being bullied. "Bullying is a big issue today," shares Alexys. "And I feel that learning to express yourself through art is one of the best ways to cope."
These stunning representations of the Keres were created entirely out of Mehron's Paradise Makeup AQ line of face and body makeup. "I had been using MAC Chromacakes for a very long time. I purchased Paradise for the first time at the last IMATS show. I fell in love the first time that I used it! I now highly recommend Paradise Makeup AQ to all of my followers on my Facebook page - MadeULook by Lex," says Alexys. "They glide on so smooth and are not streaky AT ALL! I also purchased the brushes and fell in love with them!"
Alexys hopes to inspire people of all ages to let their creations come to life on a walking canvas. We already think she is an inspiration!
Got some creations you want to share? Post them on our Facebook page!
Posted by Mehron - The Make Up Leader at 8:51 AM