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Makeup Artist Completely Transforms Herself into 100 Different Famous Faces

As we've seen before, expertly-applied makeup can completely transform someone into an entirely different person. With this in mind, professional makeup artist and singer Rebecca Swift has challenged herself to recreate celebrity faces over the course of 100 days. She draws from a vast array of influences, and no person–real or fictitious–is off limits.

To create her thrilling metamorphoses, Swift uses dark makeup as a way of contouring her face. With the right application, she can elongate or shorten its appearance, as well as add large wrinkles and dramatic cheekbones. The artist also molds herself into Disney characters by employing thick, black lines to look as though she's part of a cartoon. This precision and attention to the individual's defining characteristics ensures that she'll resemble the pop-culture inspirations.

Swift has nearly completed her impressive makeup challenge. Follow along on her Instagram to see the rest of her famous faces.

Rebecca Swift (Original)

Princess Leia

Donald Trump

Jack Skellington

Sofia Vergara

Jessica Rabbit


Harry Potter

Jack Sparrow

Zooey Deschanel

George Clooney

Angelina Jolie

Katniss Everdeen

Edward Scissorhands



The Joker

Ryan Gosling


Rebecca Swift: Instagram | Facebook
via [Izismile]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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