If You’ve Ever Wanted to Be Someone Else for a Day, Take Some Tips From This Makeup Artist

Makeup can be transformative in a lot of ways, from a subtle splash of color to a completely new face. And for Halloween, face paint is an easy costume that’s not as bulky or restrictive as a mask and can be just as, if not more, effective. With the right application techniques, makeup can transform one face into another.

That’s what makeup artist Kandee Johnson is known for. She can transform her already naturally cute face into a whole cast of characters, from celebrities to cartoon characters. 

Flo from the Progressive Commercials

Flo from the Progressive Commercials Kandee Johnson Some exaggerated cheekbones, red lipstick and a headband, and the perky spokescharacter comes to life.


Madonna Kandee Johnson We think Kandee has more of a present-day Miley Cyrus thing happening, but it might be because her profile is blending into the background.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Kandee Johnson Contouring with darker colors allows Kandee to create the illusion of having a different bone structure.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian Kandee Johnson The resemblance here is a little creepy, but it probably means that Kandee and Kim both naturally have similarly-shaped facial features, even if they look different in everyday life.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn Kandee Johnson Eyebrows make a surprising difference to faces when they’re altered, so thickening them is the first step into mimicking Audrey’s iconic look.

Natalie Portman in The Black Swan

Natalie Portman in <i>The Black Swan</i> Kandee Johnson The dramatic Black Swan makeup would alter just about anyone’s face, and Kandee took it a step further by creating sunken cheeks.

Angelina Jolie in Maleficent

Angelina Jolie in <i>Maleficent</i> Kandee Johnson Even Angelina went through some serious alterations to portray the villainous Maleficent, and Kandee followed suit with thick eyebrows, full red lips, and sharply contoured cheekbones.

Effie Trinket from

Effie Trinket from Kandee Johnson One of The Hunger Games’s more bizarre characters, Effie is known for her wild getups and pancake makeup. The heavily lined eyes and white lips help mask Kandee’s actual features.

Betty Boop

Betty Boop Kandee Johnson Betty’s a 2D cartoon character, so there’s some room for interpretation regarding her features. To create the cartoony look, Kandee drew on eyebrows far above her natural ones, which she covered, and also drew on Betty’s spit curls and widow’s peak.

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands Kandee Johnson This makeup also requires the appearance of scarring, as well as a lot of deathly pale skin tones.

You can be whoever you want to be…especially if you have insane makeup skills to back you up.

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What Happened To These 11 Celebrities Is Mind-Blowing. I Didn’t Even Recognize Them.

In 1941, Orson Welles changed the face of the film industry — literally — by masterfully aging his titular character drastically in Citizen Kane. But at the same time, over in a television studio, makeup artist Dick Smith was taking long strides of his own and pioneering new techniques that would ultimately revolutionize the industry.

While mourning Smith’s recent passing on July 30th, we took a look back to celebrate the man who transformed so many famous faces into their unrecognizable counterparts throughout the years. 

1.) Eli Wallach in I, Don Quixote (1959)

2.) Laurence Olivier in The Moon and Sixpence (1959)

3.) Anthony Quinn in Requiem For a Heavyweight (1962)

4.) Peter Sellers in The World of Harry Orient (1964)

5.) Anthony Quinn in Marco the Magnificent (1965)

6.) Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! (1967)

7.) Fred Gwynne in Arsenic and Old Lace (1968)

8.) Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man (1969)

9.) Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1971)

10.) Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973)

11.) Dennis Quaid in Everybody’s All American (1988)

12.) Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1975)

13.) Walter Matthau in The Sunshine Boys (1975)

14.) David Bowie in The Hunger (1982)

15.) F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus (1983)

16.) Hal Holbrook in North and South (1985)

(H/T Izismile)

Smith’s profound impression on the film and television industry won’t be forgotten any time soon. Take that, CGI.

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