Makeup is an art form on its own, and as photographers, we all know how important it is to work with a good makeup artist. But some artists take their craft to a new level and turn it into amazing optical illusions. Serbian makeup artist and skin illusionist Mirjana “Kika” Milošević is one of them. She uses makeup to transform herself into stunning optical illusions. Most of them are dark, weird and creepy, but there are also many of them which are funny and amusing. But they all have one thing in common – they all look fantastic!
Kika showed talent and interest in drawing when she was just a kid. Her parents used to say that she learned how to draw before learning how to walk. But her path to becoming an artist wasn’t easy. Her parents couldn’t afford art school scholarship. But she didn’t give up – she would spend all the free time that she had after school to upgrade her skills.
She started working as a muralist after having her first child. But due to health problems, she had to give it up. After having her second child, Kika started doing face painting for children and it turned out that she loved it. So, she completed a course in basic beauty makeup and became interested in special effects makeup and body painting. Year after year, she upgraded her skills and she now works as body painting and face painting artist for movies and music videos, specializing in special fx makeup and optical illusions.
Kika shows off her skills on her YouTube channel and Instagram, where she shares photos short videos of the illusions she creates. I personally like it that most of them are kinda dark, and needless to say that my inner 16-year-old metalhead totally loves this one, inspired by Iron Maiden:
[via Laughing Squid]