Allure (2015) by Sara Pope.
Contemporary artist Sara Pope is known for her bold paintings of voluptuous lips.
During her career, she has worked in the fashion industry (as a shoe designer for brands such as Paul Smith). She also worked in magazines as a designer and art director.
Sara uses the perspective of her commercial experience to explore these themes.
She uses photo shoots as inspiration to begin the artwork. The painting process involves several layers of thin oil-diluted paint being overlaid, blending and smoothing the colors extensively at every stage, sometimes also mixing lipstick into the paint.
Emulating the stylistic slickness of advertising, the result is glossy, perfect and irresistible.