Make-up artist Maria Malone-Guerbaa doesn’t use prosthetics or special effects, and relies only on brushes and paints to form her look. She has taken her talents to the next level with a tricky festive face transformation.
Ingenious Maria Malone-Guerbaa got into the Christmas spirit by turning a face into a stunning life-like reindeer.
Not only does she reproduce these inc-rein-dibly realistic faces on movie stars, she does it on herself.
The 40-year-old mum-of-two from London doesn’t use any prosthetics or special effects, and relies only on her brushes and Kryolan paints to recreate antlers, bright eyes and nose.
Maria said: “Everyone always does Santa Claus or elves and I just wanted to do something different.
“Reindeer are such beautiful creatures and I wanted to see if I could become one with the power of makeup illusion.
“It took over two hours to build up the shading to create the illusion of depth and hair.
“The make-up effect has received awesome attention and I’m delighted to have inspired so many.”
Maria is a freelance makeup and hair artist for films and TV and her work has gone viral after she posted some of her pictures online.
She’s always had a passion for art but only started on celebrity lookalikes when she started doing face-painting for parties for her kids, Sophia, 12, and Adam, 10.