A creative makeup artist – who spends about nine hours a day transforming her face – is showcasing her impressive illusions on Instagram and YouTube.
Romanie-Jade Tulloch – a self-taught make-up artist – has created a bunch of unbelievable looks that play tricks on the viewer's eye.
The 20-year-old from Nottingham, UK, studied fine art at college for two years but opted out of university to pursue her career to become a full-time YouTube and beauty influencer.
The young woman says her most recent inspiration came from a blender and it took nine hours to warp her face with make-up.
“My surroundings inspire me. I can be walking through the park and see a pond and that’s enough for me to give it a go on my face,” Romanie-Jade.
“I like to step out of my comfort zone and try anything and everything, it might be Where’s Wally on my face or a food blender.
“I wanted to show people that you can use makeup to do so much more, it doesn’t always have to be to make yourself look pretty.
“The longest I’ve spent on one illusion was 13 hours as I tried to create an Avengers-themed look.
“The looks usually take an average of five hours and I always leave my mouth until last so I can snack throughout.
“Once I’m in the zone, I find it hard to get out, so it never really feels like a long time when doing the looks.”
The British artist boasts more than 400 000 followers on Instagram and uploads an array of unique looks daily.
“I had the option to go to university, but I wanted to get stuck in with starting my career in art straight away,” she said.
“I went on a self-employment course to become a freelance makeup artist, and in this time my page blew up and I went from 3 000 followers to 16 000 in a week.
“I took the plunge and used [a] loan I received . . . to buy studio equipment to become a full-time beauty influencer as I realised I [could] earn money doing what I love.
“I wanted to stand out as different in the makeup industry, so I started experimenting with unusual eye makeup illusions.
“I recognised a gap in the market, other pages were posting mainly contouring and smokey eyes, so I decided to switch it up and be arty with my looks.
“A small percentage of people can be negative, but on the whole, I've had a really positive response and I've gained a large following since my looks stared trending which I'm so grateful for.”
Source: Magazine Features