We know we can’t be the only ones out there that can spend hours watching makeup tutorials online. With so many incredible and extremely talented makeup artists across the Internet, we feel very lucky to be able to access their talent with just the push of a button, also know as YouTube. Some of our favorite makeup videos to watch are transformation videos, where the MUA transforms into a character or person. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell who the makeup artist is and who the real person is when looking at their photo’s side-by-side! Truly amazing!! So, without further ado, we share with you our own personal favorite makeup transformation videos.
This makeup video will blow your mind! One of the most iconic makeup transformations in the world from Youtube is Kandee Johnson’s transformation into a near perfect Barbie doll. Even if you don’t want to necessarily transform into a Barbie doll, this video is a must see. Some of the steps that Kandee does while creating this look can actually help those who want to make their eyes appear bigger. So although you probably won’t recreate this look on yourself, there are still some great tips you can use and apply to your own makeup routine.
For the eyes, she applies a matte white shadow to the lids. For the crease, she draws a line right above where her natural crease line is to make the eyes appear larger and blends it to make it look natural. Of course, she also uses a Barbie pink shadow in the crease blended into the brown, as well. She then adds some black lines with a pencil liner onto her lids to give the illusion of lashes, and finishes the look with a classic Barbie pink lip color, a blonde wig and fake blue contacts. Barbie lives!
This is one of the most perfect makeup video transformations we’ve ever seen. You would be hard pressed to tell the difference between Johnny Depp’s Captain Sparrow and Alyson’s. The key to this transformation is to achieve the natural contours of Captain Sparrow’s face. This is done with some skillful contouring by Alyson. She darkens around her cheekbones, temples and down the sides of her nose, blending to make the look more natural. Captain Sparrow is known for being a little dirty looking, being a pirate and all, so Alyson uses a brown eyeshadow on the face to achieve this look. She also creates the look of burns and scars by using red and brown liners and eyeshadows, a very clever move indeed. Of course, she finishes the look with Captain Sparrow’s classic black eyeliner because let’s face it, without the black eyeliner its nothing 🙂
Charisma Star transforms into the villain we all love to hate (or hate to love) in this amazing makeup video. The main aspect of this look is definitely the sharp and defined cheekbones and pale skin. As well as contouring her cheekbones, she also contours her nose and temple to give her face an overall sharper look. For the eyes, she creates a sunken-in, smokey look using reds, browns and purples. She then creates a dramatic cat-eye to mimic more of the shape of Angelina Jolie’s eyes. She finishes the look with a deep red lip, defining the edges of the lips to keep within the overall sharp appearance. The perfect Halloween, or costume party makeup look to file under spooky.
This list would not be complete without one of Promise’s amazing transformations. We’ve chosen a classic look that would look fabulous for a GNO or date night: the iconic Marilyn Monroe. For this look, a defined brow, strong eyeliner and red lips all play an important role. To start, you will want to define your brows with a high arch. Marilyn’s brows were defined with a high arch that became a part of her signature look and one that many of us still love and aspire to. To fill in the brows you can run a brow pencil or a powder and angled brow brush from the inner brow to the outer, top and bottom and then fill in with color and blend to remove any hard lines. If you’re still working on your brow technique try using a brow stencil to create the look.
For the eyes, it’s all about shimmer. Promise uses a silver colored shadow and applies it across the lid. She then takes a brown shadow to create a cut crease, blending out thoroughly. Next, she applies eyeliner to the top lashline, making sure to wing it out, as well as applying a bit of liner on the bottom lashline, as well. She makes sure to contour the nose on either side to make it appear thin and long. Marilyn always had super rosey cheeks, so Promise applies a bright rose shade to the apples of the cheeks. She then applies a brilliant red lipstick on her lips to complete the look!
When it comes to choosing two people to combine for a makeup video transformation, these two women are the perfect choice. Both of them have striking features that are very recognizable, like Angelina’s gorgeous lips and Megan Fox’s gorgeous eyes. Both women have thick brows that aren’t very long, so Jessica makes sure to fill them in appropriately. This look is all about the eyeliner, which Jessica lines all the way across her bottom and top lash line, even in the inner corner. For this look, Jessica makes the eyes more Angelina than Megan, including creating some of Angelina’s signature puffiness under the eyes using eyeshadow. Jessica creates the signature cheekbones of Megan Fox as well as her slender, sharp nose with some great contouring. The overall skin look is super dewy, with Jessica choosing a bright pink look for the lips, more on the Megan side of the hybrid rather than Angelina Jolie’s famous pout.
So there you have it. 5 of our favorite makeup transformations. All a little different, but definitely some pretty awesome and impressive artistry going on.
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