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)