Hypnotica is a makeup artistry collective on Twitch, founded by Djarii and Jordan Hanz to provide a home for the creative makeup artists who live-stream their creations. We aim to support the growth and development of Twitch in the creative communities as well as furthering the profile of incredible and talented individuals. We realise in the age of social media that it can be difficult for artists to gain recognition and notoriety and so regardless of follower count, we want to celebrate artists for their passion and dedication to the craft.
Please meet our talented five founding members, all of these girls have found a home on Twitch and have cultivated positive, informative, creative communities.
Kayt began her career on Twitch within the gaming space but discovered her passion for streaming makeup almost a year into her journey. She is an entirely self taught body painter drawn to the surreal and is inspired by works throughout art history. Kayt’s channel is a welcoming and diverse space that focuses on exploring makeup through new techniques and styles, all while educating and advocating for body art on Twitch.
Known by many names, Beautyandthebeests, Jangles or Shannon is a self taught makeup artist and streamer, having been body painting on herself for the past 6 years! She is the queen of variety, having done everything from hyper realism to horror. Shannon over the years has amassed a whopping 700 body paints under her belt and is not slowing down. While she is relatively new to Twitch, without a doubt she has created a space that showcases not only her skill but her authentic and playful personality. It is Shannon's goal to show people how to express themselves through the art of body paint, and that with practice and patience, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
Djarii’s roots began nestled in Twitch’s gaming beginnings, originally aiming to combine her love for creativity and video games together with inspired transformative works. She has now expanded her makeup repertoire to demonstrate her versatility in concept and technique, while providing educational and lighthearted commentary for her community. She was one of the first creative makeup creators to have made their home on Twitch, and has been streaming since 2014. As a result of being a category pioneer, she was invited to become one of TwitchCon's first ambassadors.
Forkgirl began her Twitch journey in 2016 as a cosplayer and prop-maker and discovered her love for bodypainting 3 years later in June of 2019. The challenge of creating different illusions and the endless creative possibilities that makeup and paint offer quickly caught and kept Forkgirl's attention. Entirely self taught, she is known for her character transformations focusing on fabric realism and celebrity/character face recreations. Forkgirl loves sharing her art and her passion on Twitch, where she has brought together a community that encompasses inclusivity and positivity; a place where veteran community members and brand new viewers can come together to talk about their day, discuss new anime, and listen to emo music. Videogames, comics, and memes are among Forkgirl's many inspirations for paint transformations, and she is constantly striving to push past her comfort levels to grow and improve with each paint.
Jordan Hanz has been a professional makeup artist and social media influencer for the past five years. With a mix of realistic body painting, avant garde beauty, special effects, and educational makeup tips, her focus is to teach techniques that can be used in any medium of art. Her background in Fine Arts paired with her raw personality has captured the attention of many mainstream and indie makeup brands alike. Jordan is unapologetically herself, and strives to create an open, welcoming, and supportive community for all to express themselves.
Kimofmakeup, or Kim, is a self taught makeup LOVER! She has always had a deep adoration for makeup, though in 2017 she took the plunge to take it more seriously, by 2018 she was dabbling in face paint. Kim is an incredibly versatile artist who can range from SFX to glam, though her bread and butter will always be her uncanny ability to create artistic marvels on a tiny canvas, usually her cheek. She is known for pushing the boundaries of makeup art by creating minute pieces in full detail, focusing on the macro beauty of makeup.
Nagisake, also known as Nagi is an artist of many talents. Beginning her career as a gaming streamer, then crashed into her love of painting on Twitch. Nagi works with many mediums that include watercolour, acrylic, gouache, and body paint. Partnered within the creative community early on in 2016, Nagi has made it her goal to keep pushing boundaries and limits while improving her skills. She has taken on many forms of art including: cosplay, sewing, jewellery, fabric arts, glass blowing, and professional cooking but really shines when she is painting. Nagisake is constantly pushing others to use multiple forms of art to feed the soul. Nagi is best known for her un-apologetically me attitude, empowering and inspiring others to create and use art as a therapy.
NsomniaksDream, or Megan Walter is a body painter and digital content creator, with a BA in Fine Arts and a certificate in Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props. With her impressive portfolio, she aims to bring the world of fantasy and fiction to life in her art. She describes her efforts as ‘exploring magic through makeup, illustration, prop building and cosplay.’ Her greatest goal is to build a platform of positivity, education and boundless creativity within the NsomniaksDream community.
Flora is a self taught makeup streamer who is best known for her whimsical makeup looks. She pushes the boundaries of traditional cosmetics to create art that transcends conventional beauty standards. Her experience in film costume and cosplay enable her to accompany her makeup looks with custom made accessories that transform makeup art into conceptual marvels. Flora’s channel fosters a safe space to learn, have fun with real time, organic explanations of technique and vision.
Sandy Tang is a self taught, professional, freelance makeup artist. Her roots begin in her love and appreciation for transformation with cosplay. Like many others, it was this cosplay beginning that had Sandy first exploring body painting. Being on Twitch has assisted Sandy in sharpening her painting and crafting abilities, she is very well known and appreciated throughout the community for her incredible ability to transform simple 2D creations into 3D painted marvels. When Sandy is not cosplaying as a superhero, she's a real life superhero working as a nurse! Sandy strives to make her channel a cozy place where people can learn, converse, and relax in a comfortable setting.
Laura is a self taught body painter and makeup artist who began streaming her creative process on Twitch in 2017. During her paint sessions she draws inspiration from movies, comics, and video games as she strives to bring her viewers' favourite fictional characters to life through intricate detail work and illusion. As a full time medical student she hopes to inspire others and show them that art and creative expression are healing. She also seeks to show that it is possible to pursue your passions even when time and resources are limited!
ThatsStrange, also known as LAYUR to her community is a qualified makeup artist and beautician. Known best for her realistic and iconic style of painting clothing, but always challenging her skillset within a vast range of styles and techniques. Alongside running a successful beauty business, ThatsStrange has made it her personal mission to educate the world on body painting, in her own words, 'it is a beautiful art form that can be achieved by anyone willing to try' - you will be sure to find her stream as an educational, and fun space to learn and share in body paint art.
TheBadLuckBuddha's roots in makeup begin with an intro into SFX makeup at the young age of 15 where she taught herself through the use of halloween makeup. Growing up, she attained a BA in Fashion Design and continued her exploration of transformation with cosplay, eventually making her way back to SFX in 2018. Buddha cleverly utilizes green screen and video effects technology within her creative makeup art to push the boundaries of what is traditionally possible. Buddha always seeks to create a positive and energetic stream that encourages fellow creatives to follow their passions and hobbies, whilst providing a safe space for education and discussion. In addition to various artist collaborations, she was the first full torso painter to be invited to stream live from DreamHack game convention.
TheodoraStyles, or Theo for short is a self taught body painter with 2 years of experience. Her background is as a professional freelance makeup artist. Theodora began her career on Twitch in 2018 when she discovered the creative community there. Now, her channel shows a variety of streams from cospaints to traditional art where her attention to detail always shines through! Theo's streams always radiate a positive and welcoming atmosphere, uplifting and spreading inspiration through the journey she and her community embark on through her art.
Whether you're a streamer, viewer, lurker or lover, the Hypnotica monthly makeup challenge is for everyone to share in the fun of creating something new together and meet likeminded creators. If you would like to take part, create a look that exemplifies the theme of each month we announce and tag @hypnoticamu and use our hashtag #hypnoticamu!