When we were introduced to Rebecca Swift, a professional makeup artist and singer songwriter, we kind of lost our cool for a second. Rebecca is the ultimate in beauty-inspired transformations, changing herself completely to resemble celebs like Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, Zooey Deschanel, George Clooney. She does characters too, pulling off some challenging looks like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Voldemort, the Sanderson Sisters and Captain Jack Sparrow.
Rebecca told the Huffington Post that she really started upping her makeup game two or three years ago after she went to Omaha Fashion Week. She also noticed that many makeup artists were starting to do beauty challenges on Instagram, so she decided to try one out for herself.
"On average, I'd say it takes around 30-45 minutes [to complete the looks]/ And I know that the looks aren't perfect," she said. "The style is really theatrical and I don't spend a ton of time blending. I want to work on that in the future. But the challenge is just for fun."
30 minutes to do all of that? We can't even perfect our cat-eye in that amount of time!
As for which one she's found most challenging, Rebecca says, "The hardest so far has been Gollum [from Lord of the Rings]. That involved a bald cap and blacking out my teeth with liquid eye liner. I Facetimed my mom and boyfriend and they both screamed when they took the call!"
Just for reference, this is what Rebecca Swift looks like before her epic transformations.
Yeah, she is totes gorg.
Now watch how much she transforms herself.
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Yeah, we're seriously blown away too.
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To see more of Rebecca's jaw-dropping looks, check out her Instagram! We're keeping our fingers crossed she tries out 1D next!