Heading out to the playa for Burning Man means releasing yourself from the burdens of reality and celebrating the creativity that lies dormant inside. Makeup is a transformative tool that will morph you into a fantasy.

My friend Freddy Lopez is an unbelievably talented makeup artist, and he shows us how to create one of his signature looks, a striking and dramatic Pierced Cage Mask. Black Rock City is filled with color, so Freddy was inspired to add orange, turquoise blue, and hot pink body paint. Then he used materials from the craft store to make a surreal mask that casts amazing shadows and is truly out-of-this-world.