One Step 2 Far is what body painting in Los Angeles is all about.
One Step 2 Far is pushing the envelope with body painting to create dynamic visuals. Diana McCallister, the premier body painter in LA, is known in the field for her ability to work fast creating stunning pieces for photo shoots, club events, corporate, television and more. One Step 2 Far is based in Los Angeles, California but has traveled globally making ideas become reality through body painting.
I specialize in premium high quality body painting and I am available for all kinds of events. Body Painting is the perfect marketing, promotional and entertainment solution for a wide range of events such as grand openings, club events, corporate parties, promotions, prenatal maternity and more. You can check out my online portfolio of my body painting work to get an idea of my work.
Makeup is fun with you want a funky look or to look flawless with a natural subtle look it can be achieved. Great team of makeup artist skilled in both traditional and airbrush to give you the best look possible. It's really amazing what makeup can do not only for your appearance but your confidence.
The wonders of special makeup effects is fascinating. To completely transform a person from their natural state into a creature is pretty fun. Thou some of the process takes a very long time, the end results are always worth the wait. We do prosthetic application to give your character that wow factor. Currently perfecting the art of making prosthetics.
I have had the opportunity to do some fun projects from covers of magazines to television. You can check out some of the work in publications here.
Check out the Videos featuring my work. I also post videos using a point of view camera from Pivothead that works great.
Book Me for an upcoming event. You will not be dissappointed with the level of professionalism and overall design of your body painting or makeup needs. If you have any questions please do not hestistate to email me or call me. Here is a list of my upcoming events.
From Brush Sanitation to Ingredients: Safety with Body Painting in Los Angeles
Body painting in Los Angeles is an art form, and as such, all aspects of it should be diligently attended
to. While the artist should be diligent about the cleanliness of his or her workspace and the sanitation
of brushes, the model also needs to be diligent in asking questions regarding these and other safety
Before painting begins, be sure that you ask the artist about his or her sanitation and hygiene routines.
What kinds of brushes are used? What types of materials are the paints, brushes and cleaners made
from? Be sure that if any ingredients or substances that are mentioned are ones you’ve had any type of
reaction to in the past that you say so, and see if there is an alternative paint or supply that can be used.
Always have the products that will be used for your body painting tested on your skin before the big
job begins. Try a small area, wait several minutes and see if there is any type of reaction. It is important
to note that even products that are listed as being “non-toxic” or “safe” doesn’t necessarily mean they
won’t cause allergic reactions. Every person is unique, with different degrees of sensitivity.
Keep in mind that a small reaction on the tested small area can actually lead to a very large reaction
when the body paint is used over the entire body. When you do have the paint tested before hand on
a small area, just to be safe make sure you are near a shower or at least a sink where the paint can be
removed quickly if needed.
Sanitation of brushes is very important, so be sure to ask every body painter how he or she goes about
cleaning and sanitizing their equipment. Know that adding alcohol to the rinsing water is not enough
to sterilize anything; the water dilutes alcohol, causing it to really be ineffective, and that alcohol can
actually cause irritation with some people.
Ask the artist where they store the materials and paints when they are not in use; this is important
because storing paints in a humid or hot area can not only compromise the quality of those materials,
but can also encourage the growth of mold or other invaders in the paints.
There are organic, natural and manufactured solutions available specifically designed to help with brush
and supply sanitation; models love these because they do sanitize, and artists love them because they
not only clean their brushes but also condition them. When proper brush sanitation is undertaken, the
chances of germs spreading is significantly decreased and so too is the chance of rash outbreaks!
Make sure that you are aware of some of the different types of make-up and body paints that are used.
Some products are acrylic-based and synthetic, and others are less chemical-based. This also holds
true for airbrush makeup in Los Angeles. There are water-based paints and alcohol-based paints, for
example; make sure if alcohol-based body paints are used that you are aware that they will need to
be removed by rubbing alcohol. The type of paint that is used may also depend on the environment in
which it will be worn; some paints resist humidity better than others, and some paints don’t withstand
perspiration as well as others.
It’s important to note that when being body painted, you’ll want to make sure the artist is using make-
up and not acrylics or paints meant for anything other than the human body. Your artist should only
use products that are FDA approved for the skin, such as European Body Art, Kryolan, MAC, BenNye and
Wolf Brothers FX, just as Diana McCallister of One Step 2 Far does. If you come across a body painter
who uses CREATEX or anything else other than MAKEUP, say NO!
Be sure to talk with your body painter regarding all of these points before your body painting session
begins for the very best experience with body painting in LA possible.
Advice on Tattoo Cover Ups
Some times those lovely tattoos that you got in a spot that was visible need to be covered up. Whether it's for a wedding or a job interview, it can be done with the magic of makeup. I like to use airbrushing to blend out the edges. You also have to cancel out colors so they do not show through the makeup. Think of the color wheel and the opposite color will cancel out the other. If it's your big wedding day. I recommend going with a trained professional such as myself and make sure they use waterproof foundation so it last until you take it off. There is nothing wrong with tattoos just sometimes we cannot show off their pieces of art.
The body Painter’s Guide to Body Painting for Halloween
Learn all the secrets to a killer body paint Halloween costume. Find out how to reserve an appointment, how to prepare, and what to expect for the best body painting experience Los Angeles has to offer.
As a body painter, I consider Halloween one of the best holidays in the year. There is no better vehicle for body painting than Halloween. Halloween gives people an outlet to express their creativity, and there is nothing more exciting than watching the crowds of creativity parade throughout West Hollywood. Just be sure to be lotion-free the day of painting to get the most wear out of your amazingly eye-catching and unique costume!
Body painting costumes for Halloween has been catching on in recent years. You can transform almost any idea into a painted costume, and it will look great whether you are taking photos or are at a nightclub event downtown. Every year more and more celebrities are donning body paint for their Halloween outfit, and last year I had completed Halloween body painting for over 45 individuals in one day!
Check out my video from last year’s Halloween Los Angeles!
(Clockwise from top left: Kate Upton, Heidi Klum, Kim Zolciak, Katy Perry)
To help prepare for this year’s Halloween, here is a guide to make sure you have the best body painting experience possible. I’ll cover some of the most common questions asked, as well as some tips to help you prepare for the upcoming painting session.
Booking Your Body Painting Session
Before the Body Painting Session
Day of the Body Painting Session
We hope this blog helped! If you have any other questions about what to expect for the body painting process, drop us a line and I’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Have a Happy Halloween!
Check out some of the antics that goes on during the life of makeup artist Diana McCallister. Hope you enjoy!