Artist Matt Andrews cleverly and beautifully illustrated some of horror’s biggest icons using only cosmetics and beauty supplies. And if that task wasn’t intricate enough, the beauty product he used for each horror baddie was chosen for its ironic twist; for example; Nosferatu and Dracula were created with bronzer, The Wolfman with shaving cream, and The Creature From The Black Lagoon in baby powder. Each illustration has a little story to go with it explaining why those products were chosen.
The artwork is part of Andrews’ book, Cosmonstrography: Cosmetic Monster Photography, which is available via Blurb for $16.
Andrews posted 13 images online, which also includes killers like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers. Check out all 13 images here below.
Of these illustrations, my favorites are The Creature From The Black Lagoon in baby powder for its accurate rendering; Predator made with nail polish and lip gloss for its beautiful blend of colors; and Frankenstein’s Monster in lipstick for its sorrowful depiction of the misunderstood, deformed creature.
Which one is your favorite?
Visit mandraws.com to see more of Andrews’ work, which includes illustrations, designs, concept art, and more for his other projects. He’s also on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.