Chinese makeup blogger He Yuhong has the ability to walk through a crowd without ever revealing her true identity. No, she's not one of the Faceless Men on Game of Thrones - just a makeup artist whose talent allows her to transform herself into any famous face. Yuhong, also known as Yuyamaika on Instagram, has amassed 508k followers on her page with mind-blowing makeup looks embodying Mona Lisa and Johnny Depp.
In addition to Instagram, the professional makeup artist has a huge following on YouTube, where she posts play-by-play videos of her unbelievable illusion makeup. In the list below we present you with the newest looks from this makeup chameleon. From your favorite singers to art pieces to popular celebrities we promise you won't be disappointed, so don't forget to upvote your favs!
This is Chinese make-up artist He Yuhong before her transformations
Image credits: yuyamika7
Yuyamika was a teacher before she decided to devote herself full time to makeup vlogging, and spent over two years showcasing her talents online before taking the dive. At 28-years-old she now how has a devoted fanbase that look forward to seeing her freshest makeup ideas. One of her most buzz worthy looks has been the Mona Lisa, which she told South China Morning Post took 6 hours to complete.
Even with her obvious talent, the makeup artist has been unsure of how people would react to some of her attempts: "I wasn’t sure how internet users would feel about me trying to copy such famous people and beloved paintings onto my face,” she told SCMP. “I prepared myself for criticism.” The next day she awoke to over 900,000 likes on TikTok, where she had recorded the tutorial.
Looking at the before photo of the vlogger and the after result you may question how a Chinese woman can transform her features so realistically to more Western faces with makeup alone - she says it's all in the eyes. “The most important facial feature is the eyes, It’s key to whether the copy is successful or not," which might make it even more surprising to learn that her most difficult look was Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng. “There is only a little room to work in when the subject puts on only light or even no makeup,” she said.“ Also, Teresa Teng was from decades ago, when people’s expressions and gestures were different from now. Before starting the job, I spent quite some time researching the way she looked.”
YouTubers have been able to turn the platform into billion-dollar businesses, and beauty vloggers can rake in some serious cash charging some companies more than $60,000 to be featured. That may seem exorbitant - but art doesn't come cheap. According to her interview with Reuters Yuyumika spends about 10,000 yuan ($1,452) a month on make-up for these artistic masterpieces. Fortunately as of last year she is backed by corporate sponsors, which allow her to execute some mind-blowing looks.