Hollywood cinema has been taken over by special effects makeup in recent years, and this process of sculpting and applying prosthetics allows makeup artists to create something literally other-worldly. Reality shows such as Face Off on the SyFy network showcase some of the best artists in the business, but one internet artist has reached viral status through her insane YouTube tutorials.
Mirjana Kika Milosevic—a special effects makeup artist from Serbia—shares her amazing works of art on YouTube channel as well as social media outlets. Her amazing makeup jobs, which she creates on her own face and body, have garnered her internet fame and prestigious awards within the industry. One glance at her most sought-after looks will prove she lives up to the hype.
Milosevic creates her ghastly makeup illusions using nothing but a mirror and a ton of patience. Her serious skill makes every new work of art look incredibly unbelievable, and one of her most recent works pretty much tops them all. The internet has lost their minds over this ingenious makeup job!
Milosevic creates the ultimate illusion in her newest look. She makes herself literally headless and her body entirely hollow through the use of a brush, and we can't help but stare. This look was done entirely by Milosevic with the use of just body paint, making it all the more miraculous.
This makeup artist's ability to trick our eyes is jaw-dropping. Milosevic even gives us an inside look into how she completes this masterpiece from start to finish on her YouTube channel. Her application seems almost effortless — but you have to see it to believe it!
Her time-lapsed clip of the makeup application shows her starting the process with an outline. Milosevic begins to sketch a huge hole around her collarbone area. As she adds more details the design becomes more and more intense!
Once the outline is complete, she paints her entire neck black to blend in seamlessly with the black backdrop. The last step is to completely erase her head. Milosevic uses a thick, black paint to mask the entirety of her face and hair. To seal the deal she has a pair of hands reach on screen and tickle her neck — this makeup artist is the real deal!
The tutorial on her YouTube page has been viewed over one million times, and there is no questioning why this clip has become so popular. Milosevic works complete magic with a makeup brush, and her previous looks show her personal style and range of versatility.
Late last year she made herself into a literal hanging sweater...complete with a hanger! She starts again by outlining the top of a sweater and hanger across her collar bone, and by the end of her tutorial her face is painted black and the illusion — and outfit — is complete. Milosevic doesn't stop at decapitating herself; she also knows how to get in the spirit of the holidays.
This festive makeup is given the fitting title of "She Grinch," and Milosevic definitely doesn't disappoint. The full effect of her striking face makeup, Grinch claws, and Christmas ornament in hand is enough to convince anyone that she is the female version of our favorite Christmas grouch. Milosevic also knows how to take a more serious approach to her makeup themes.
Milosevic isn't afraid to make a serious statement. This makeup was inspired by the epidemic of violence against women, and it conveys the message remarkably well. She draws a hand around her neck with abusive statements such as "don't smile" and "look at me," bringing to light the fact that not all abuse is physical.
This "belt body painting illusion" puts waist trainers to shame. After filling in the sides of her waist to match the black backdrop half of her disappears — literally. Milosevic can paint her body into any shape, no matter how intricate or complicated.
Have you ever seen something so spectacular in your life? She even perfectly paints her shirt in the background to make this body paint super realistic. The organic shapes accompanied by the accurate transparency will have you doing a double-take!
It's no surprise that Milosevic was named one of the top ten body painters in the world. This makeup artist has an unparalleled skill, and it's earned her the top spot of the "NYX Face Awards," a yearly makeup competition amongst beauty vloggers. There is no doubt that Milosevic has plenty more tricks up her sleeve.
15. Mirjana Kika Milosevic Is A Force To Be Reckoned With
This makeup artist transforms before our very eyes, and we couldn't be more psyched about what the future holds when it comes to her talented tutorials. The sky is the limit for this body painter, and we can expect her to take her brush skills even further!