Watch A Makeup Artist Apply 365 Days Worth Of Makeup To 1 Face (In 3 Minutes)

Dutch artists Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug have made a short film in which a year’s worth of makeup is applied to one face (that of top model Hannelore Knuts). The duo (employing the help of makeup artist Ferry van der Nat and his assistant Vanessa Chan) layered seven bottles of foundation, two bottles of blush, three tubes of lip gloss, and two bottles of cream eyeshadow to Knuts over the course of a 9 hour shoot.

The pair told Nowness: “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.”

I’m not totally sure of any subtext here but one thing is for certain: a year’s worth of makeup on one face looks gross. See:

(See it in ever grosser HQ at Nowness)

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    • ceebee

      as a look, i think its a bit much.

    • Meghan Keane

      Look, Mom. THIS is why I don’t wear makeup.

    • miinxi

      .. im lost. how is 7 layers of foundation one days worth? I wear i layer a day therefore making it 365 layers?

      • miinxi

        ok just reread it. my bad.

    • Lisa

      This does not persuade me because: what if I put on all the clothes I would wear over 365 days, layers and all? Should I now become a nudist?

      • Lisa

        That is, the video does not persuade me not to makeup, not that it intended any persuasion at all (did it? I don’t know). Either way, interesting to see.

    • Lynn

      I thing I’ve finished like 4 bottles of foundation in the 7 years i’ve been wearing makeup regularly (i’m 22) how in the world you finish 7 bottles in only ONE year?

      i get the point, but i think they streched out reallity a bit too much.