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mehron.com: Body Paint Camouflage That Is Absolutely Amazing

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Most models don’t exactly blend into the background. They typically steal the spotlight and draw much attention. And that attention is usually tenfold for models wearing basically nothing but body paint. The Naked Vegas recently team turned the tables with body painting that wasn’t exactly meant to shine under the lights, but was still a show-stopper.

The team fashioned quite a surprise for some important high rollers – the betting, not the paint kind. A casino client wanted the team to turn their dealer-tainers into Roman statues. When it was time for the table games to begin, they would come to life. But Wiser had a better plan – body paint camouflage.

It wasn’t an easy task – one wrong angle or miss coloration could ruin the entire effect. This effect also required that all of the body painting had to be done on site. Once they arrived, the team got to work figuring out where the high rollers would sit and what they could and couldn’t see from their seats. They decided to blend the models in with the wall decor on opposite ends of the room for the most impact on the most people. Their plans and designs paid off when the high rollers practically jumped out of their seats as the models walked towards them. Now that is what we call fabulous body paint camouflage!

The Naked Vegas team created the amazing effects using Paradise Makeup AQ and Metallic Powder. We think the results were truly incredible – and can’t wait to see what they have planned next! Watch Naked Vegas on Syfy on Tuesdays.

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SOURCE: Mehron – The Make Up Leader http://mehronblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/body-paint-camouflage-that-is.html

broadwayworld.com: Penn and Teller Guest on Syfy’s NAKED VEGAS

Below, check out a sneak peek of the new Syfy series Naked Vegas, in which magicians Penn & Teller recruit the team to assist them in the execution of a new illusion! In addition, watch a clip and costume reveal from last week’s episode. The episode airs Tuesday, November 12 at 10/9c.

About NAKED VEGAS:
Syfy will transport viewers inside the provocative and imaginative world of body painting art – set amidst the fast-paced glitter of life on the Las Vegas Strip – in the new six-part docuseries “Naked Vegas.”

When casinos, clubs, events, conventions, celebrities, magicians, fashion designers — or anyone in between — wants to throw a memorable opening, they call the Skin Team.

These five accomplished artists – including Nicholas “Nix” Herrera from Syfy’s hit series “Face Off” – comprise Las Vegas’ hottest and most innovative body painting company, creating amazing displays of artwork on naked female and male models.

Each hour-long episode of “Naked Vegas” will highlight the chemistry and creative skills of the artists’ different personalities as they collaborate on a major client job while navigating the economics of the business.

Just in time for Halloween, the first episode follows the Skin Team as they plan an over-the-top zombie-themed wedding at Eli Roth’s Goretorium at Planet Hollywood. Not only does the wedding couple want to stagger down the aisle in zombie body paint, but they want the entire wedding party painted to match the theme! Can the Team pull off this challenging make-up assignment — and convince the wedding party to go naked?

Future episodes will see the Team working with the legendary Penn & Teller in a magic act; painting a Playboy lingerie party; bringing a steampunk comic book artist’s characters to life; creating Pirates, and applying their extraordinary talents to models for the world famous dance crew Jabbawockeez.

“Naked Vegas” is a production of Gurney Productions. Executive producers are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney.

SOURCE: broadwayworld.com/videoplay.php?colid=619350

lasvegassun.com: Golden Gate welcomes ‘Naked Vegas’

By Robin Leach (contact)
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 | 7 p.m.

Golden Gate owner Derek Stevens hosted a screening party for the SyFy series “Naked Vegas” on Tuesday night that featured Rio magician headliners Penn & Teller, who wanted the bodypainting artists to turn models into a deck of playing cards.

Body wrangler Drew Marvick brought the artists and models, including Nicholas Herrera, Wiser Oner, Kelly Belmonte and Heather Aguilera, to the celebration downtown, and it didn’t take long for the newly painted bikini bartenders and dealers to dance atop their bars.

Crowds of spectators jammed Fremont Street to get a look at the risque paintwork and were given disposable cameras to capture the colorful painting. Derek, who also owns the D Las Vegas downtown, had asked the “Naked Vegas” team to paint models to camouflage with the casino walls and then jump out to surprise guests.

Thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue for his photo gallery.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

SOURCE: http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2013/nov/13/photos-golden-gate-owner-derek-stevens-welcomes-na/

lasvegasweekly.com: The Body-Painting Wrangler: Chatting With Drew Marvick

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Josh Bell Wed, Nov 6, 2013 (9:53 a.m.)

How did you meet Naked Vegas owner Kelly “Red” Belmonte and start working with her?
I met Red about eight or nine years ago, and I met her because she is also a makeup and hair stylist for feature films, commercials, TV, runway. That’s how I met her, because previously I worked in production as a production coordinator and a producer, so I had actually hired her on numerous commercial jobs, shooting local commercials here in Vegas. And we just hit it off really well the first time I worked with her.

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How did you get involved in the body painting business?
I was approached when Red decided to create the Naked Vegas business. She’s been body painting I think the entire time that I’ve known her. I remember hearing stories about her body painting and seeing photos on her phone of zombies she’s done or lingerie and things like that. But I’d never been involved at all. And she’s always done it—body painting is a business where you could do it anywhere, so you don’t necessarily need a studio like we have at Naked Vegas. When she decided to make the business bigger and bring in other artists, she contacted me, and in her words she said she contacted me just because she knew that she could trust me and that she got along with me and that on all the jobs that I had hired her on, she thought I did a good job managing them, so I was the first person she thought of.

What was your reaction when you found out Naked Vegas was going to be featured on a reality show?
My immediate reaction was that I didn’t want to be involved at all. I was happy to still help with anything I could, but I certainly didn’t want to be on the show. I don’t mind being on camera, and I’ve actually been in several local commercials, and I enjoy being in front of the camera, but in more of a scripted, controlled sense. The idea of having cameras follow me around and invade my personal life mortified me. So I didn’t want anything to do with it at first.

What changed your mind?
There were two things that changed my mind. One was actually, when it came down to it, speaking with the producers of the show, and having them reassure me that they had no interest in my personal life at all, and that Syfy didn’t have any interest in my personal life, and that they were kind of—even though it was a reality show—going in a different direction. They don’t want family drama and personal drama. They want to focus on art and the process of the art, and if there is drama that revolves around that, sure, that’s fine, but they have no interest in talking to my wife or kids or causing any personal harm or ruining my marriage. So that made me feel better. But then I also kind of thought about it and realized that there could be some good things that would come out of it for me personally.

How close is the show to the reality of the work you guys do at Naked Vegas?
It’s actually really close. I think largely that’s because it’s art. These artists are actually painting and creating these things. The producers can’t come in and change that. How they get from Point A to Point B—from a naked body canvas to a finished product—each artist has a different way of getting there and has a different technique, and even uses different mediums or different paints. And the producers aren’t in any place to tell them how to do it, or when to do it, or what to do first. They kind of just have to sit back and watch us work, really.

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Marvick (in the background) walks with his fellow Naked Vegas employees and two of their body painting masterpiece models. The local body painting company is now being featured on Syfy’s new reality program, Naked Vegas. Photo: NBC Universal

Are there any high-profile guest stars we can hope to see appear on the show?
One would be Penn and Teller. That’s probably my favorite show on the Strip, so that was huge. The Jabbawockeez, which was really big, and for me, kind of a surprise. I knew very little about them, and their show was great, and they were really fun to work with. That could be another highlight, since they tried to teach me how to do a head spin. It didn’t work very well at all, but it could provide some comic relief. We got to work with Claire Sinclair, which was a lot of fun. One of the highlights for me, which probably wasn’t a highlight for anyone else on the show, was working with the Las Vegas Comic Expo, because that’s something I would’ve attended anyway.

For you personally, what do you hope to get out of appearing on the show? Are you looking to be the next Chumlee?
I am definitely not looking to be the next Chumlee. I think that there is only room for one Chumlee in Las Vegas, and he is definitely the best at it. He’s better than me at being Chumlee every day of the week. I’m a huge horror buff—I love horror movies, and I’ve been watching horror movies since I was a kid. One of my dreams is to be in horror movies in any capacity, and it’s kind of evolved into the goal in life to be killed in as many horror movies as possible, because that’s what I always remember from my favorite movies, are the great kills. So I’m hoping this could be some kind of stepping stone for that.

Who would be your dream clients for Naked Vegas?
Bruce Campbell, just because I’m a huge Evil Dead fan and I’m a Bruce Campbell fan, and pretty much everything he does I’m a fan of. If there was one person we could work with as an actor, it would be him. And the other person is George Romero. Obviously he doesn’t need Naked Vegas to come and create zombies for anything he does. He already has quite a stable of zombie effects artists, and pretty much anyone in special effects would love to work with him. But if for some strange reason George Romero needed body painting, that would be pretty amazing, too. Because that’s how I kind of cut my teeth as a horror fan, was watching Night of the Living Dead and following all the Dead films of his. So he’s been kind of an inspiration for me.

Naked Vegas Tuesdays, 10 p.m., Syfy.

SOURCE: http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/ae/2013/nov/06/body-painting-naked-vegas-star-drew-marvick/

Playboy.com: Playmates Get Body Painted For the Playboy Mansion Halloween Party

by Playboy.com Staff

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When it comes to Playboy Mansion parties, it goes without saying that skin is often high on the list of the most fashionable looks to sport. Scantily-clad might be a better turn of phrase, but that would imply that the Mansion’s sexiest guests wear any clothing at all. Introduce Halloween into the mix, and the possibilities become endless: given the chance to shed their regular identities along with their clothes, the world’s sexiest women get all kinds of ideas, and we’re not just talking sexy cats and bunnies.
Two words: body paint.

The Playboy Mansion Halloween Party is one of L.A.’s must-attend events of the spooky season. This year more than ever, what with the beautiful Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun reigning over the whole thing. To make the party extra special—and extra sexy—we recruited her friend and fellow Playmate Amanda Cerny to partake in a secret project. Armed with airbrushes and body paint, a team of artists from Syfy’s next hit show, Naked Vegas, transformed our girls completely. When we dropped them off at the Mansion, they were just two regular Playmates with the cujones to play along. But when we caught up with them before the party, artists Nix Herrera, Kelly Belmonte and Wiser Oner had turned them into the Halloween Party’s sexiest duo ever. We’ll leave it at this: these imaginative body paint costumes leave very little to the imagination.

Update: Check out the latest video of Raquel Pomplun and Amanda Cerny at the Halloween Mansion party rocking the best Naked Vegas Little Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf body paint.

Watch the video below to see the transformation yourself. And check back later (that would be now, if you didn’t catch the video above) to see the girls roaming the party dressed only in the clothes God gave them and a fine layer of body paint.

To see more of the amazing body paint art seen here, tune in to Naked Vegas, Tuesdays at 10/9c, only on Syfy.

SOURCE: http://www.playboy.com/playground/view/playmate-body-paint-halloween-party

mehron.com: Naked Vegas on Syfy

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Naked Vegas premiered last night and we just have two words to say – LOVE IT!  Whether you are a professional body painter or just a fan of this avant-garde art medium, the show, which airs Tuesdays on Syfy at 10:00, is a MUST SEE.  It follows the daily reality of The Naked Vegas Team - Las Vegas’ hottest and most innovative body painting company – comprised of:

  • Kelly “Red” Belmonte, the company’s founder
  • Nicholas “Nix” Herrara, a former Face Off contestant
  • Wiser Oner, a graffiti street boy who turned his talent into a business
  • Heather Aguilera, an amazing artist and a model for some of the best painters in the world

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This provocative and imaginative group is sought after by casinos, clubs, conventions, celebrities, fashion designers, magicians, as well as the everyday person.  Set in the fast paced, glittery Vegas strip, the show is sure to feature some amazingly, unbelievable creations if the premier episode is any indication.  Most people who go to a fashion event, expect to see the models actually wearing clothing.  Well, think again!  Last night The Naked Vegas Team painted lingerie on models for the unveiling of a new line using Mehron’s Paradise Makeup AQ - our semi-soft water activated body paint makeup created together with world renowned body painting artist Jinny – and Mark Reid Brushes.  Ever thought of getting married in a haunted house painted as a zombie?  Well one couple did!  The team not only transformed the bride and groom but the bridal party as well.

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“I am the biggest fan of Mehron,” says Nix. “I especially loveMetallic Powder and Mehron’s Blood Red Tooth-FX paint. A must have for any haunter’s makeup kit.”

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If you didn’t catch last night’s premier of Naked Vegas, Syfy.com will be running full episodes.  Watch  and see if you can spot more Mehron products, including Detailz a makeup designed specifically for fine lines and dots, iNtense Pro Pressed Powder Pigments, and our renowned Metallic Powder as we a body paint supplier for the artists.

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SOURCE: http://mehronblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/naked-vegas-on-syfy.html

geekalabama.com: TV Review: Naked Vegas on Syfy Channel

Just in time for Halloween 2013, Syfy Channel premiered a new TV show that takes body art to a whole new level.  Naked Vegas takes place in the Sin City, Las Vegas, and shows the Naked Vegas Team using body paint to create interesting pieces of artwork, all on a human body that is naked, almost.  Before the body painting begins, the models do use special tape to cover the genitals.  But the rear end is still exposed just like in that other show Naked and Afraid.

The first episode introduced the five artists which includes Kelly “Red” Belmonte, Wiser Oner, Heather Aguilera, Drew Marvick, and Nicholas “Nix” Herrera from Syfy’s hit series Face Off, I love that show!  The crew specializes in painting bodies for different shows and events — “when casinos, clubs, events, conventions, celebrities, magicians, fashion designers — or anyone in between — wants to throw a memorable opening.”  You could say this show is somewhat connected to Face Off because it features transforming average people into unique creatures, just without the judging and eliminations.

On the first episode, the crew does paintings replicating a lingerie designer’s wares and paintings for a zombie themed wedding at a haunted house.  The women for the lingerie event were painted beautifully, but the crew almost got derailed when they did not cover enough of the girl’s breast.  The venue at this event prohibits most of a women’s breast being exposed and they had to use more coverings.  Yes, there was some drama which I thought went a little overboard but at the end, the girls were painted almost like they were wearing actual lingerie.

The second part of the episode featured a zombie wedding, all done with body paint.  One question, why would the groom actually joke about having his former girlfriend’s name actually tattooed on his body?  To that guy, get that tattoo taken off!  There were also some challenges involving whether things look right, and making the deadline for the wedding.  The crew had to paint an entire wedding party and it can take up to eight hours to paint just one person!  They made the bride and groom really beautiful!  And the entire wedding party acted like they were really zombies!

Yes, the show does challenge the fact about the models being naked.  Sure, some people are afraid about being naked in public with a bunch of body paint on them.  But once the transformations are complete, the people are really impressed and any body issues disappear.  You get to see that with the bride and groom, they were afraid about being naked at a wedding, but at the end, they were ready to walk the Las Vegas Strip!  And you will not see any real nudity on the show since body tape is used.  If you are afraid of seeing a person’s buttocks, than this show is not for you.

At the end, the artists on the show do a really good job with the body art.  I thought the first episode had a little too much drama.  They should have focused on the body art process a little more.  The models and artists were really proud of the designs and the models lose any issues about being naked once they see the final designs.  Sadly, you will only see body painting like this in Las Vegas, if this was done in Alabama, everyone would be persecuted and thrown into jail quickly.

SOURCE: http://geekalabama.com/2013/10/30/tv-review-naked-vegas-on-syfy-channel/

examiner.com: Inside the Art of Body Painting, tonight on Syfy

Any show with the word ‘Naked’ in the title has to be provocative, right? Well, the new Syfy Show “Naked Vegas” certainly holds true to that idea, but in a very good way.

Highlighting the art of body painting, “Naked Vegas” takes viewers inside the collaborative process that uses human skin as a canvas to display unique creations.

When casinos, clubs, events, conventions, celebrities, magicians, fashion designers — or anyone in between — wants to throw a memorable opening, they call the Naked Vegas Team.

These five accomplished artists – including Nicholas “Nix” Herrera from Syfy’s hit series “Face Off” – comprise Las Vegas’ hottest and most innovative body painting company, creating amazing displays of artwork on naked female and male models.

Body painting as an art form has come a long way, according to “Naked Vegas” showrunner Terence Michael. “In the past, people have only seen body paint on Sports Illustrated models or on that magazine cover of Demi Moore years ago,” explains Michael. “For the first time, viewers will get to see everything that goes into it.”

Artist Kelly ‘Red’ Belmonte elaborates, saying, “People think that we just twirl some brushes and splash some paint around, but to prepare we really toil to figure stuff out. We work extremely hard to take this to a whole different level. We put our blood, sweat and tears into everything we do and I think it really shows.”

Just in time for Halloween, the first episode follows the Naked Vegas Team as they plan an over-the-top zombie-themed wedding at Eli Roth’s Goretorium at Planet Hollywood. Not only does the wedding couple want to stagger down the aisle in zombie body paint, but they want the entire wedding party painted to match the theme! Can the Team pull off this challenging make-up assignment — and convince the wedding party to go naked?

The nudity issue is a factor for clients, both everyday people and professional models as well, but there’s a plus side to the skin factor says Nix. “We show people that it’s ok to be comfortable in their own skin. This gives everyday people the opportunity to experience that.”

Belmonte agrees and says that a transformation happens once the paint is applied. “It’s interesting to watch. They’re scared and nervous and here you are painting them and gluing things to them and you’re really close up on their backside and all of that, but in the end, they love it and they want to show it off. It happens every single time. In the end, they walk away happy and they always want to do it again.”

Coming up this season on “Naked Vegas,” the artists work with the legendary Penn & Teller in a magic act; they bring a steampunk comic book artist’s characters to life and paint a Playboy lingerie party.

Michael want viewers to know that while the program is title “Naked Vegas” that, “Leaving out the naked models, this show is really a backstage pass to Vegas.” He reveals, “Viewers get to see a lot of things that they’re not going to see anywhere else, like, you get to see how Penn and Teller put together a trick, how all the elements of a music video come together and things like that. It’s a lot of behind the scenes.”

But at the end of each event, the team’s hard work ends up, sadly, floating down the drain as the paint is washed from the human canvas.

“It’s a bit sad to watch it all of that hard work be washed away,” says Belamonte. “But that’s the beauty of photography. You take some brilliant photos of your model showcasing what you’ve done. That lives on. It won’t just be there for a few hours. That will be in someone’s heart and soul forever.”

SOURCE: http://www.examiner.com/article/naked-vegas-inside-the-art-of-body-painting-tonight-on-syfy

twincities.com: ‘Naked Vegas’: A Brush with the Art of Body Painting

By Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal

For some viewers, the appeal of “Naked Vegas” is in what its title implies: a closer look at the barely clad denizens of Sin City. But while the series shows off significant flesh, it is more about skin as a canvas for art — in this case the art of body painting.

Premiering at 9 Tuesday on Syfy, the six-episode series follows a group known as the Naked Vegas Team that specializes in painting bodies for different shows and events — “when casinos, clubs, events, conventions, celebrities, magicians, fashion designers — or anyone in between — wants to throw a memorable opening,” says the show’s announcement.

In the series premiere, for example, a couple who met in a haunted house decide to give their wedding a zombie theme, with bride, groom and attendants painted and dressed to look like the undead. A second segment in the same episode focuses on the team replicating a lingerie designer’s wares — by painting the designs on nearly bare bodies for a fashion show.

The show is somewhat connected to “Face Off,” the fantasy-makeup competition that has proven a hit for Syfy, which recently ordered a sixth season; Nicholas “Nix” Herrera, who competed in the second “Face Off” season, is one of the “Naked Vegas” painters. But in the premiere, at least, the star is team leader Kelly “Red” Belmonte, who is adept at body art and business, as well as having a sharp way of explaining both the craft and how to deal with temperamental clients and some venues’ no-nudity rules. As she said of one place’s policy: “You can still show the girls, just not the eyes.”

Think about it.

Indeed, the major crisis in the premiere involves a change in plans when the first version of body-painted lingerie has to be scrapped because there’s not enough skin covered underneath. But there are also challenges involving whether things look right, and making the deadline for the wedding. (Painting one person can take up to eight hours, the show notes, and in that case there was a whole wedding party to paint.)

As with most reality shows, there are moments that seem contrived. A seeming complaint about some paint jobs turns out to be a joke. And there’s never a mention of what this painting costs, not even a discussion where Belmonte urges a potential client to go for more work than was initially sought. But the first hour was surprisingly entertaining. And the paintings are pretty remarkable.

What: ”Naked Vegas”

When: 9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Syfy

SOURCE: http://www.twincities.com/entertainment/ci_24389440/naked-vegas-brush-art-body-painting

dreadcentral.com: Exclusive Clip From the Naked Vegas Zombie Wedding

By Uncle Creepy
October 17th, 2013

Here at Dread Central we’re always on the lookout for all things wild, wacky, and macabre. That being said, when we were offered a chance to expose you guys to an exclusive clip from a zombie wedding that took place on the Syfy show “Naked Vegas,” who could resist?

From the Press Release
Syfy will transport viewers inside the provocative and imaginative world of body painting art – set amidst the fast-paced glitter of life on the Las Vegas Strip – in the new six-part docuseries “Naked Vegas,” premiering Tuesday, October 29, at 10PM (ET/PT).

When casinos, clubs, events, conventions, celebrities, magicians, fashion designers — or anyone in between — wants to throw a memorable opening, they call the Naked Vegas Team.

These five accomplished artists – including Nicholas “Nix” Herrera from Syfy’s hit series “Face Off” – comprise Las Vegas’ hottest and most innovative body painting company, creating amazing displays of artwork on naked female and male models.

Each hour-long episode of “Naked Vegas” will highlight the chemistry and creative skills of the artists’ different personalities as they collaborate on a major client job while navigating the economics of the business.

Just in time for Halloween, the first episode follows the Naked Vegas Team as they plan an over-the-top zombie-themed wedding at Eli Roth’s Goretorium at Planet Hollywood. Not only does the wedding couple want to stagger down the aisle in zombie body paint, but they want the entire wedding party painted to match the theme! Can the Team pull off this challenging make-up assignment — and convince the wedding party to go naked?

Future episodes will see the Team working with the legendary Penn & Teller in a magic act, painting a Playboy lingerie party, bringing a steampunk comic book artist’s characters to life, creating Pirates, and applying their extraordinary talents to models for the world famous dance crew Jabbawockeez.

Naked Vegas is a production of Gurney Productions. Executive producers are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney.

 

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