Last week, I was away on holiday so rather than tell you about I’ve been up to (I don’t think a detailed summary of sun-bathing would make particular good reading!) I decided to blog about one of the world’s greatest make-up artists, Topolino.
Born in Marseilles, France, Topolino moved to Paris, aged just 19, to carve out a career as a make-up artist. At the moment in time, the fashion industry was going through a huge creative period and his talents quickly found him reaching the top of his game.
Self-taught, Topolino created looks that hadn’t been seen before and changed the way people looked and worked with make-up. He takes inspiration from everything around him and uses materials such as feathers, flowers, paint, glass & even metals. These experimental but beautifully creative looks have established Topolino as one of the visionary and influential make-up artists.
His amazing talents have seen him work with some of the greatest fashion designers, such as Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy, photographers, such as Nick Knight and Mario Testino, and magazines, such as Vogue, The Face & I-D.
In 2002, Topolino released his book “Make-up Games” a stunning collection of his most spectactual work.
What I love about Topolino is that he pushes boundaries and shows true artistry. His work has influenced so many make-up artists and definitely changed the way people work with make-up. I love his unconventional approach to make-up and the use of various different materials, which is so inspirational. However strange his concepts may sound, they still manage to be undeniable beautiful.