Elsa Rhae

Professional Creative

I began face painting myself during my senior year at the University of Kansas in 2013. I needed one elective to graduate with a degree in Film and Media Studies and chose stage makeup as a fun way to round out the year. I used my extensive knowledge in social media and videography to build a YouTube channel of my work that gained over 100k subscribers in the first year. In the first 6 months of my YouTube channel, my work went viral, appearing on the Huffington Post (UK, USA), Reddit.com, the Chive, Gizmodo and many other popular websites. 

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2 years into my channel's success, I found that many new makeup and face paint channels had begun to succeed as well, provoking me to challenge myself in other areas of body art. I picked up body painting in an attempt to stand out from the crowd and in the fall of 2015 won $10,000 as a contestant in the NYX Face Awards

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While body art is an extremely enjoyable creative-outlet for me, I have set aside my paint brushes for ink and paper as I explore a life of simplicity in my 13ft trailer. My YouTube channel today consists of my travels, trials and tribulations as I become accustomed to and teach about my life with less belongings and more freedoms. I do not intend to keep my brushes away forever, this season of life has simply led me down different avenues of creativity.

Enjoy!

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To view more face paint designs, visit my social media pages listed below.