Self-Taught Makeup Artist “RJ” Creates Incredible Optical Illusions On Her Face

Makeup was solely meant to beautify the face and body. But not until modern makeup artists found a creative way to use cosmetics to create stunning artworks. And what could be more mind-blowing than impressive optical illusions? Self-taught makeup artist RJ Tulloch is one of the fastest-rising makeup artists on social media due to her amazing makeup that will certainly make you look twice.

Romanie-Jade, or simply RJ, shows off her remarkable skills using her own face as her canvas. This Nottinghamshire-based makeup artist only started perfecting her makeup illusions in 2018. RJ didn’t study makeup but she studied fine art at Nottingham College for two years. Her love for art and makeup inspired her to merge her passions into one. Instead of paintbrush and paint, she uses makeup brushes, eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners and face paint.

 

This makeup artist from UK creates jaw-dropping optical illusions on her face

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?DISTORTION? – This is all #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND TO CONFUSE THEM!? – Hey guys! Today’s look is inspired by the work of Picasso, check out my story for which pieces of work inspired this! It’s a little weird but it freaks people so it works ? – MAKEUP DEETS- #anastasiabeverlyhills #dipbrowpomade in dark brown #hudabeautydesertdusk palette #abhsoftglam palette @tatti_lashes in the style TL3 and TL2 #nyxcosmetics_uk white and black liquid liner #morphebabe gel liner in slate – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #anastasiabeverlyhills #norvina #browsonfleek #maryhadalittleglam #hypnaughtymakeup #morphebrushes #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #littlepillsofmakeup #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #nyxcosmetics #nyxcosmetics_uk #slaymakeup @makeupcertified @brian_champagne @norvina #explorepage @shophudabeauty #hudamademedoit @makeupartists_worldwide #norvina @covergirl @hypnaughty.makeup #viral #bbdaretoshare @beautybaycom

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The process for her makeup art varies depending on the theme she settles on. She uses all of the normal makeup tools in a different way to achieve illusions that are guaranteed to trick the eyes. RJ reveals that everything she does is a bit random and most of her themes come as a random thought popping into her head. To ensure that her jaw-dropping makeup art isn’t digitally-enhanced in any way, she often uploads videos showing exactly how she paints her face.

 

 

Since 2018, she has been impressing her followers on Instagram with her mind-bending makeup illusions. She has gained more than 470k followers and has already released her own brush set.  We’ve picked out some of her best works (so far) from her page and compiled them on the list below. And don’t forget to follow her on Instagram to keep updated with her latest creations.

 

So, let’s take a look at some of the most amazing illusions!

 

This is a fun and unique design because the snakes look so cool and it would be a great idea for Halloween

 

while this one is so artistic and intricate!

 

 

“Glass half empty, or glass half full?”

 

 

This one is awesome because it looks like a melting doll face

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PLASTIC MELTS?? – This is #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND TO FREAK THEM OUT!? – This is a real lighter, *do not try this at home? – Inspired by a doll I saw on Pinterest and @makeupbyjaack plastic look? – Hey guys!! So far this was the most painstaking look to create but worth it, 6 hourssss? I had no idea if the idea would work or not, let me know what you think about this!? I used the @beautybaycom colour theory Origin palette, the grid system in the palette allows you to create easy to follow eye makeup looks like the one I’ve done here! Each palette has the same system so you can easily learn how to create cut creases on your own ? my favourite is the origin palette ?? – MAKEUP DEETS- @beautybaycom Origin palette @anastasiabeverlyhills dip brow pomade in dark brown @smashboxcosmetics graphic liner pen @hausofshades_cosmetics matte lipstick in Lea @officialsnazaroo white clown face paint @nyxcosmetics white liquid liner –

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And, this one is amazing because it is so unique and it is perfect for those who love makeup!

 

“Crocodile tears”

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?CROCODILE TEARS? – This is all #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND WHO HATES CROCODILES ? – Hey guys? thought this represented crocodile tears in a fun way?????? there may be a lil tutorial for this coming soon? what do you think? Let me know ?? took me about 4 hours ?? – MAKEUP DEETS- @nyxcosmetics swear by it palette @jamescharles X @morphebrushes Artistry palette @revolutionpro pigment Pomades @officialsnazaroo white clown face paint – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #sigma #sigmabeauty #anastasiabeverlyhills #norvina #browsonfleek #maryhadalittleglam #hypnaughtymakeup #morphebrushes #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #littlepillsofmakeup #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #nyxcosmetics #slaymakeup #illusion #illusionmakeup @makeupcertified @brian_champagne @norvina #viral @shophudabeauty @makeupartists_worldwide #norvina @covergirl @hypnaughty.makeup #viral #bbdaretoshare

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With makeup like this you could be very creative and you could create your own doodle page

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??DOODLING?? – This is #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND WHO LOVES DOODLING!? – Inspired by @visothkakvei amazing artwork! – Hey guys? this took 5 hours to do, but I love doodling and have probably spent 5 hours doodling on actual paper, so why not ?? got a little doodle illusion gwarnin?let me know what you think about this guys!!? – MAKEUP DEETS- @jamescharles X @morphebrushes artistry palette @officialsnazaroo white clown face paint @nyxcosmetics that’s the point fine liner in black @revolutionpro pigment pomade in black – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #sigma #sigmabeauty #anastasiabeverlyhills #norvina #browsonfleek #maryhadalittleglam #hypnaughtymakeup #morphebrushes #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #littlepillsofmakeup #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #nyxcosmetics #slaymakeup #illusion #illusionmakeup @makeupcertified @brian_champagne @norvina #viral @shophudabeauty @makeupartists_worldwide #norvina @covergirl @hypnaughty.makeup #viral #bbdaretoshare #steampunk #steampunkstyle

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and this one is amazing because her makeup looks sprayed on.

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BEAUTY SPRAY?- using @limecrimemakeup – This is #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND WHO WISHES MAKEUP WAS THIS EASY!? – Inspired by @orlaynanicole ? – Hey guys! I love the Birthday collection by @limecrimemakeup have you guys tried it?! It’s such a pretty collection? tutorial for this look coming soon? – MAKEUP DEETS- @limecrimemakeup Highlight unicorn palette @limecrimemakeup Birthday eyeshadow palette @limecrimemakeup Bushy brow pen and gel fix in Brownie @limecrimemakeup Confetti diamond dew @limecrimemakeup unicorn lipstick in the shade heart eyes #limecrime #LCBirthday #ad #paidpartnership – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #sigmabeauty #anastasiabeverlyhills #norvina #browsonfleek #maryhadalittleglam #hypnaughtymakeup #morphebrushes #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #flawlessdolls #littlepillsofmakeup #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #nyxcosmetics #slaymakeup #illusion #illusionmakeup @makeupcertified @brian_champagne @norvina #viral @shophudabeauty @makeupartists_worldwide #norvina @covergirl @hypnaughty.makeup #viral #bbdaretoshare #creativemakeup

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?AURORA REFLECTIONS? – This is #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND WHO LOVES COLOURFUL REFLECTIONS? – Inspired by @marcelocantuphoto @laviedunprince – This was soo much fun to do!! NO FACETUNEEEE?????? wanna see a lil tutorial on how I did it? I’m gonna be posting a video on YouTube this weekend ? let me know what you think guys ? – MAKEUP DEETS- @samplebeauty paradigm shift palette @officialsnazaroo white clown face paint @plouise_makeup_academy base in rumour in 05 @sigmabeauty @cakefacerj favourites brush set – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #wakeupandmakeup #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #littlepillsofmakeup #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #nyxcosmetics #slaymakeup #illusion #illusionmakeup #viral #norvina #viral #

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?PERSONAL GROWTH????? – This is #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND WHO LOVES ILLUSIONS!? – Inspired by @mimles and digital art I found on Pinterest by @aykutmaykut ?? – Hey guys! I had so much fun doing this look but oh my life it was MESSY?took 5 hours, what do you think? I think it represents personal growth in a positive way?? – MAKEUP DEETS- @samplebeauty Loose shadow pigment in black @jamescharles Artistry palette @nyxcosmetics_uk @nyxcosmetics Can’t stop won’t stop foundation in cappuccino @nyxcosmetics_uk @nyxcosmetics Ultimate brights palette – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #makeuprevolution #anastasiabrows #anastasiabeverlyhills #maryhadalittleglam #hypnaughtymakeup #morphebrushes #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #wakeupandmakeup #trend #viral #bratzchallenge

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Something like this is great for everyone who gets that blue verified tick

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??WE GOT VERIFIED ?? – This is #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND WHO WANTS THAT ??? – Yassss I got verified today??? I can’t thank you all enough for your amazing support, so much has happened in 2 years!?Thought it would be appropriate to celebrate with a lewk?inspired by my maze look I did last July! Let me know what you think ? – MAKEUP DEETS- @nyxcosmetics can’t stop won’t stop foundation in cappuccino @limecrimemakeup bushy brow pen and hold gel in Brownie @samplebeauty paradigm shift palette @officialsnazaroo white clown face paint – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #makeuprevolution #anastasiabrows #anastasiabeverlyhills #maryhadalittleglam #hypnaughtymakeup #morphebrushes #whereswally #whereswaffles #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #wakeupandmakeup #trend #viral

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but this time it looks like blending the makeup has gone too far!

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BLENDING? – This is all #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND WHO BLENDS LIKE A PRO?? – Hey guys! This took longgggg (8 hours) ? I had so much fun with this! I drew the whisk and stuck it on cardboard, and the rest is foundation and eyeshadow on my face ?what do you think? Let me know ? – MAKEUP DEETS- @nyxcosmetics can’t stop won’t stop foundation in cappuccino And the can’t stop won’t stop concealer in vanilla, mahogany, neutral tan and deep espresso @officialsnazaroo white clown face paint @samplebeauty paradigm shift palette @nyxcosmetics gel liner in black – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #makeuprevolution #anastasiabrows #anastasiabeverlyhills #maryhadalittleglam #hypnaughtymakeup #morphebrushes #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #wakeupandmakeup #trend #viral #cakefacerj

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?PUTTING MY FACE ON ? – This is all #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND WHO LOVES ILLUSIONS!? – Ahhh hey my loves ? this took me 7 hours? I saw one of @johnson_tsang_artist sculptures and I was inspired! I did a little twist and included my original blank canvas look, with the pouring effect of course ? let me know what you think! ?? – MAKEUP DEETS- @nyxcosmetics can’t stop won’t stop foundation in cappuccino @hudabeauty faux filter foundation in cinnamon @nyxcosmetics black and white liquid liners @samplebeauty paradigm shift palette @officialsnazaroo white clown face paint – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #nyxcosmetics_uk #makeuprevolution #anastasiabeverlyhills #hypnaughtymakeup #cakefacerj #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #wakeupandmakeup #trend #viral #blankcanvas

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?SILENT SCREAM? – This is #MAKEUP – Hey guys! This look is focused on mental health. I know so many of us suffer from various problems that alter us and affect our everyday lives?? With this look, I tried to depict how we feel inside, when thoughts come from a dark place, or anxiety is taking over, when we want to tell someone how we really feel and it’s hard to put into words. I wanted to use this to raise awareness that talking about our feelings and our own daily battles is important, it’s not wrong and it’s better to talk about it than to keep it in. The more people talk about it, the more others will open up?? Negativity on social media doesn’t help, its so sad how someone we don’t know can affect us like this with unkind words. Spread a positive message, genuinely ask those around you how they are doing ?? Can you guys relate? Let me know in the comments ? – MAKEUP DEETS- @samplebeauty paradigm shift eyeshadow palette @officialsnazaroo white clown face paint @nyxcosmetics liquid liner in jet black – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #makeuprevolution #anastasiabrows #anastasiabeverlyhills #maryhadalittleglam #hypnaughtymakeup #morphebrushes #whereswally #whereswaffles #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #viral #wakeupandmakeup #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth

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?MOLTEN MASK? – This is #MAKEUP – TAG A FRIEND WHO MIGHT LIKE THIS? – Hey guys! I had so much fun creating this molten mask, check out my stories for the inspo I found on Pinterest ? this took around 3 hours, what do you think? Let me knowww? – MAKEUP DEETS- @morphebrushes artistry eyeshadow palette @nyxcosmetics can’t stop won’t stop foundation in cappuccino @nyxcosmetics ultimate brights palette @officialsnazaroo white clown face paint @bhcosmetics festival palette – #makeupmafia #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics_uk #makeuprevolution #anastasiabrows #anastasiabeverlyhills #maryhadalittleglam #hypnaughtymakeup #morphebrushes #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupmobb #jcatbeauty #flawlessdolls #melaninbeautiesunite #100daysofmakeup #wakeupandmakeup #trend #viral

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This is another melting one but this time she looks like a candle!

 

Here is another one for those who like the creepier makeup and this is another great one for events like Halloween.

 

Check out her video tutorial below on how to create Puzzle Makeup Art

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