MASKING IT



MAKEUP, MASKS, CREATIVE DIRECTION, MAKEUP & MODEL WILMA STIGSON USING STILA - PHOTOGRAPHY TOM & DENELLE ELLIS - LOCATION THE PEANUT FACTORY





When the strange period brought on by Covid began, London-based Hair and Makeup Artist Wilma Stigson started to use her own face as a canvas but quickly grew tired of it. Wilma considered new materials and mediums and her love of arts and crafts as she dug into her old kit where she discovered pearls, yarn and clay. With an ever-growing desire to learn more about special effects makeup, Wilma began online courses in prosthetics and grew fond of latex masks. Not such a fan of scrapbooks and homemade pieces of art, Wilma stuck with what she knew best: faces. With nobody around to work on, Wilma had to create new faces from scratch, so she made masks. Photographers and dear friends of Wilma Denelle and Tom Ellis shot Wilma modelling her masks at their studio in The Peanut Factory. Wilma applied materials to her eyes and base before securing the masks on top for a truly beautiful and breathtaking result.