Home / IllusionSpecial Effects Makeup Artist Subtly Transforms Her Face Into Striking Illusions

Special Effects Makeup Artist Subtly Transforms Her Face Into Striking Illusions

Special Effects Makeup Artist Monika Falčik

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.

Special effects makeup artist Monika Falčik produces striking—yet subtle—looks that will make you do a double-take. A self-confessed “makeup junkie” from Lithuania, she uses the material to create illusions that her entire face has shifted or that her hand suddenly has a heart-shaped hole in it. Creatures are also popular subjects for Falčik, from beautiful butterflies to slippery reptiles to a ferocious big cat.

What’s even more impressive is that Falčik is entirely self-taught. Intrigued by special effects tutorials she saw on YouTube and Instagram, she tried to replicate them for herself. “Now it’s my passion and my biggest hobby,” she tells My Modern Met. So, how does she do it? “To create my looks I use Aquacolor (Kyolan) paint made for body paint.” In addition to her face painting, Falčik will also construct gory illusions on herself. For that, she uses latex and fake blood.

Falčik regularly shares her latest creations on her Instagram. If you’re an aspiring special effects makeup artist, it’s a great resource, as she shares the products she uses to achieve her amazing looks.

Special effects makeup artist Monika Falčik creates subtly striking illusions that will make you do a double take.

Special Effects Makeup Artist Monika Falčik

Special Effects Makeup Ideas

Many of her looks aren't gory, but they show a shift in her face…

Special Effects Makeup Ideas

Special Effects Makeup Artist Monika Falčik

Or a kissing couple…

Special Effects Makeup Ideas

…and lifelike creatures.

Special Effects Makeup Artist Monika Falčik

Special Effects Makeup Ideas

Special Effects Makeup Artist Monika FalčikMonika Falčik: Instagram | Facebook

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Monika Falčik.

Related Articles:

25 Amazing Optical Illusions That Illustrate the Magic of Makeup

Makeup Artist Transforms Her Eyelids into Two Gorgeous Shimmering Sunsets

Makeup Artist Paints Her Pucker to Turn Her Lips into Mesmerizing Works of Art

Makeup Artist Paints an Incredible 3D Snake Slithering Across Her Lips

Want to become a My Modern Met Member?

Find out how by becoming a Patron. Check out the exclusive rewards, here.

Sponsored Content