Make-up artist celebrates Albion promotion with Super Slav face paint

Boing Boing! Make-up artist and Baggies fan Chloe Davies celebrated Albion's promotion success by painting an impressive portrait of Super Slav on her face.

Chloe Davies with her design of Super Slav. She also sports specially made West Bromwich Albion earrings
Chloe Davies with her design of Super Slav. She also sports specially made West Bromwich Albion earrings

The 23-year-old has drawn a lot of attention from West Brom fans on social media due to her arty face paints. In the past she has painted players Chris Brunt, Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez.

But to celebrate West Brom's promotion victory – after the team finished second in the Championship following a draw against QPR on Wednesday – she decided to paint Albion manager Slaven Bilic on her cheek.

Chloe has been doing Baggies make-up for the last few years

Chloe, from Cradley, said: "I studied production arts in college but wasn't great at the make up part then. But then I just started getting into it about two or three years ago.

"I started doing football ones when I saw a picture of Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez in October 2018. They were hugging and it was after a great game and I was just in the moment, so I decided to paint it on my face.

One of her first pieces - Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle

"I've done one for the Women's World Cup too."

Chloe started supporting the Baggies when her older brother took her to a few games, and her teachers at school were also fans.

Chloe also did a design for the Women's World Cup

She currently works as a bartender at the Waterfront in Brierley Hill but hopes to turn her make-up art into more of a career in the future – and has already helped with a few theatre shows in Birmingham.

She added: "The shortest ones, like Slaven, take about two hours, but my longest paint ever took seven and a half hours. I did an illusion gin glass paint where I had a gin bottle on my head and the paint looked like liquid coming down the bottle into my face, which was the glass.

Chloe with her gin glass design which took seven and a half hours

"I really like doing them. I always paint stuff that inspires me, and the Albion family has always inspired and supported me - I do it for them."

Chloe watched the WBA v QPR game that secured promotion at her friend's house on Wednesday, and said she must have shocked her due to all her "crying and laughing".

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"I'm speechless," she said. "The game seemed to last a week. It was so nerve-wracking. I cried so much.

The 23-year-old became a West Brom fan thanks to her brother and teachers

"My friend doesn't really pay attention to football and she was watching me cry and laugh. It was a real mix of emotions."

Speaking about the reaction to her make-up she said: "It's been great. I don't think people expect it.

"People are a lot better these days about girls watching football. and I just thought girls I wanted to show girls can watch football and be into make up as well.

"I just want to say thank you to the West Brom fans for continuing to support us - we all support each other."

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