BODY PAINT

BODY PAINT

 One of the most famous images from a late 60s festival featuring this woman with jewels around her eyes.

One of the most famous images from a late 60s festival featuring this woman with jewels around her eyes.

 Hippies face painting.

Hippies face painting.

 Twiggy with flower power face paint.

Twiggy with flower power face paint.

 Half face paint

Half face paint

 Mushroom motifs were always a popular theme

Mushroom motifs were always a popular theme

 Just painting one eye was popular in the late 60s and early 70s

Just painting one eye was popular in the late 60s and early 70s

 Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

 Goldie Hawn with face paint in her Laugh Inn days.

Goldie Hawn with face paint in her Laugh Inn days.

 Hair dye advertisement featuring long hair and face paint as was popular at the time 

Hair dye advertisement featuring long hair and face paint as was popular at the time 

 Ingrid Boulting for Vogue UK in 1970

Ingrid Boulting for Vogue UK in 1970

 Jane Birkin with lovely flower face paint.

Jane Birkin with lovely flower face paint.

 Paul and Linda McCartney

Paul and Linda McCartney

 Nipple body paint at Woodstock in the late 60s

Nipple body paint at Woodstock in the late 60s

 Nudity and body paint at music festivals often went together in the 1960s and 1970s

Nudity and body paint at music festivals often went together in the 1960s and 1970s

 Diana Ross with psychedelic body paint.

Diana Ross with psychedelic body paint.

 Flowers were always a popular theme in face and body paint.

Flowers were always a popular theme in face and body paint.

 Why wear stockings when you can use a special roller to apply body paint?

Why wear stockings when you can use a special roller to apply body paint?

 True love is having matching body paint.

True love is having matching body paint.

 Playboy magazine even featured body art in the 60s

Playboy magazine even featured body art in the 60s

 Did body paint and drug taking go hand in hand?

Did body paint and drug taking go hand in hand?

 Having a partner to paint on you is both relaxing and ideal ;)

Having a partner to paint on you is both relaxing and ideal ;)

 Sometimes it took a team of experts to get the whole body painted.

Sometimes it took a team of experts to get the whole body painted.

 Record Cover Art

Record Cover Art

 A hippie wearing body paint to sell scooters?

A hippie wearing body paint to sell scooters?

 Abstract design in body art

Abstract design in body art

 Rainbow design face paint looks striking

Rainbow design face paint looks striking

 60s mini dresses and body art

60s mini dresses and body art

 1970s Album Cover

1970s Album Cover

 Subtle eye make up

Subtle eye make up

 1969 Vogue Italia showing eye designs

1969 Vogue Italia showing eye designs

Video from the 1970s San Francisco Hippies, Face Painting

Today we are experiencing a massive revival of face and body paint using all kinds of materials. Originally revived in the late 60s we saw a creative display of art on the face and body which became so popular it was used in mainstream marketing and advertising as well as on tv and on record covers. It often was on display at music festivals including Woodstock and often went hand in hand with hippies and nudity in the 1960s and 1970s as people started to rebel against social norms. 

Today we are seeing more use of glitter and body jewels as well as paint but it is fascinating to see where these ideas have originated from. 

Inspired and ready to get creative yourself? Here are some products to get you started:

 UV Glitter Face and Body Gel from  Light It Up Clothing

UV Glitter Face and Body Gel from Light It Up Clothing

 Biodegradable glitter for guilt free body and face decorating from  Eco Sparkles

Biodegradable glitter for guilt free body and face decorating from Eco Sparkles

CROCHET FRINGE

CROCHET FRINGE

FLORAL CROPS

FLORAL CROPS