Doja Cat Just Made Face Paint High Fashion at Vogue World
It's already been a year of dramatic beauty changes for Doja Cat, who raised eyebrows (or actually shaved them) after buzzing her hair and brows on Instagram Live. But after arriving at Vogue World with a fully painted head, it's become even clearer that Doja's dramatic transformation is a genuine mode of self-expression. The singer and rapper debuted the face paint in New York, decorating her freshly bald head with an intricate white abstract pattern almost reminiscent of lace. The paint, which was so painstakingly executed that it looked like a mask at first glance, covered Doja's entire face, chin, and scalp, making it the focal point of her all-white outfit.
While this look is truly unlike anything we've seen from Doja in the past, we have seen her play around with expressive makeup before, decorating her eyebrows with all kinds of creative eye makeup designs from dainty black hearts to tiny white flowers. She also doesn't seem overly concerned with the public's opinion of her decision to shave her head and has been very clear that she's happier without her hair, and that's all that matters.
"I won a grammy and traveled the f*cking globe i've had a #1 and i went platinum. I make hit after hit after hit and you all want me to look f*ckable for you," she tweeted in response to some of her critics. "I never liked having hair. I cannot tell you one time, since the beginning of my life, that I've ever been like, 'This is cool,'" she added on Instagram Live.
Doja has since explained how uncomfortable and inconvenient it was for her to manage a full head of hair underneath her many wigs, saying that they would "start sliding and peeling off of my head" during workouts. Now, not only is she more comfortable, but she's also able to turn looks she never would have been able to before. Without hair, Doja can show off her artistry in new ways, play with makeup, and have fun with beauty, which is what this painted look is all about.
Check out more photos of Doja's white face paint ahead, and see how Doja is embracing her creative expression in a way that feels most authentic to her.