Wednesday 24 August 2011

Art with a Heart

From daVinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa and Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring to Warhol's ultimate statement in celebrity culture, certain artworks are instantly recognisable., Europe's largest online beauty emporium, has commissioned three reworks of the masterpieces with a modern twist. Each of the paintings has been created by artist Duncan Cargill, using only makeup available to buy on including foundations, eyeliners, nail varnish and lipsticks.
CEO of, Aaron Chatterley said, "When it comes to their makeup routine, our customers know that there is an art to getting the perfect look. We wanted to have a little fun with this idea, and at the same time demonstrate the fantastic range of products we carry. Recreating these three outstanding and iconic works of art, using the products that all our consumers have access to, seemed like a fabulous way to celebrate the connection between the worlds of beauty and art."
So? What's going to happen to the creations? will be auctioning off the artworks in aid of three worthy cancer charities; Breast Cancer Campaign, Look Good Feel Better and The Eve Appeal for Gynaecological Cancers. Simply log onto the site to view the artworks and click the link through to the auction site. Hurry, there's just 4 days remaining...

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