My Beauty Obsession showcases the extreme ways in which people strive to be beautiful. From a mother who has used a corset to achieve her 18-inch waist to a woman who underwent numerous surgeries to look like Melania Trump, the stories are endless.
For performance artist Toshi Salvino, makeup is the ultimate form of self-expression.
From her dramatic eyelashes to her pastel-colored hair, glitter-sprinkled face to her themed costumes, Salvino uses her body and makeup to transform herself into a "living art doll."
"I'm a canvas and I can channel any type of creature or style through that," the "Jack of all trades" explained to AOL. "Being a living doll means I can explore any time of thing that I want but still always remain the same underneath. [I] always come back to the same blank canvas."
Salvino's elaborate transformation takes around three to four hours a day and includes layers upon layers of makeup, including foundation, cream pigment, powder, eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner, lipstick and glitter, just to name a few. "I kind of use makeup not with its intended use," she maintained. "I like to explore and just use it as a material."
"To me, this is normal. I'm just always some level of myself," she concludes.
See more of Toshi's work in the video above!
Meet more of the living doll, Toshi
Meet more of the living doll, Toshi
Another sneak peek of my upcoming tutorials with @beautystudio 😘
#Spider #Glam 💞🕷️ Face @tonymoly.us_official @danessa_myricks neon cream colors artisanal pigments
@nyxcosmetics white liquid eyeliner
@sugarpill and @shopvioletvoss shadows
Moth clip by @interrobangbang
Demon princess kitten.
Look from @cityofgodshalloween last night! Doing some glitter slinging and makeup station action. 💞
Feeling pretty invigorated after my Vegas adventure to @lifeisbeautiful !! 💞🥳 Made me realize how I want to feel about life, and if you don't have that feeling, you need to change and werrrk for something until you have it!! My cute outfit is from @cosmic_unicornz top underneath from @cyberdogofficial
shoes from @currentmoodclothing bow from @spookysparkleparty
My fan is from the dollar store 🥰 (and @zubatprime happened to find a matching one! )
Can you spot my #magicalmakeup × eye chain #pin set? 😉 my shop will be open October 1-10th so don't miss out on ordering for Halloween!! Thanks ashlyn / Rebecca / @miiikachu for the photos 📷 💋 !!
The best part of Halloween is spending it with my @themckittrick family, thanks @batty_page for catching the witch in motion.
Dress by @marigold_shadows
Shoes by @demonia.shoes
Really into this @maybelline 24 hr matte lipstick, I never tried this one before.
Attitude by my fake eyebrows lol
#nycgoth #theatermakeup #witch #happyhalloween #iminshadows
Hi!! I'm here in #CANADA with @6doki_official !!! 🥰🥰🥰💓💓💓 Come check out our booth and say hello!! My new #enamelpins and some stickers will be for sale as well as all the amazing clothes I love!! 💞 📍
I hope to see you at @otakuthonmontreal !!! #otakuthon2019 #jfashion #altmodel #makeup #livingdoll
Come visit me and @gold.in.motion at my artists ally booth at #OTAKON !! 🤩 table L03!!
my friend @mjasmine.design helped me with a #cosplay so I wanted to help her in return! here's a little demo of some #borderlands inspired #makeup! ☺️🤭 hope it helps you figure it out!
used @danessa_myricks foundations
@imagiccosmetics cream color flash palette
@cultcandycosmetics heavenly urchins palette (seriously one of my favorites)
@nyxcosmetics white liquid liner
#cosplaymakeup #makeuptest #popartmakeup #comicmakeup #borderlandsmakeup
Music by @qualiatik 👽💋 Some #freckles as requested. You can use liquid lipstick or wet eyeshadow to do this too. Notice the pointy yet squishy shape of the eyeliner.
Used @wetnwildbeauty waterproof
Ya'll seemed to like this one.
I'm moving next week to Pennsylvania! I missed beautiful nature and privacy so much. Been thinking a lot about my time here in NYC and will most definitly be back all the time... But very excited to move on. Travel more. Create art! 🎨 with less anxiety...and a lot less rent!! Its important to realize what you need out of life instead of trying to fit into a mold of what you THINK you should do or based on what other people say. I've needed a change for a long time but as usual, the timing is perfect.
Face , pink and green is @danessa_myricks topped with
@uniglitterlabs chunky on face
@litcosmetics on eyeballs
Lashes are custom built :p
top from @cosmic_unicornz
You like LARPing? My friends are on a mission to #savecollegeofwizardry !!
Its a full scale #magic school #LARP in Poland, but we need your help raising funds so the NEW owners can get everything #enchanted again ! Visit the #indiegogo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-college-of-wizardry to learn more, and check to get the chance to snag my special limited edition #reward tier item!! 😘🔮 This is my enchanted #doll character #concept, ill be roaming the halls as an #NPC for one on one interactions. . . Also I'm teaching a #makeupclass on how to bring your character to life!! Ill be posting another video on my Facebook page so keep an eye out for more info.
See y'all in #Europe in November!! #livingdoll #larping #liveactionroleplay #roleplay #makeuptutorial #makeupclass #makeup #cosplay #enchanteddoll #dollmakeup #makeupvid #mua
Music from #bensound.com
I had the best surprise play day with @dolly_momoiro (*¯︶¯*) I'm so happy I got to kidnap you and play dress up! @gold.in.motion helped us do a random photo shoot too! I guess were alien dolls that crash landed in the magical woods. . . Thank you for being a lovely model, we did a live stream of me doing her makeup on my fb! 💞💄 ill miss you, come back soon ~
Also I made my bow and headband. Would you want some handmade items by me??
I got to go to the new @paradiseclubnyc in #timessquare the other day with some friends. It was lovely and we had a great time, club kids mixed with tuxedo clad fancy people is a real mood. I did balloons for my friend @spaghettistrapz birthday! 🎈💞🥳
New lenses from @uniqso made a depressed day into a dress up day. Robot goth clown?? Feeling 19 again.
use "dollfille" for a discount y'all! They're Cyborg Crazy Contact Lenses!
Want to be #rococo forever
Vampira Gloriana 💋💄👑
Inspiration : @komunhorangi 👑 @voodooodolly 👡: @jeffreycampbell
#Bodypaint : @mehronmakeup @patmcgrathreal @sugarpill
#lashes: @velvet59 and @sugarpill
#Eyeliner @nyxcosmetics and @inglot_usa
#Face @danessa_myricks @lunatickcosmeticlabs @atomicmakeup (use "dollfille" for discount on everything, especially my favorite glitter product , limelight disco jelly!) #Tear is @litcosmetics syringe
#livingdoll #vampire #bjd