Whether you like makeup or not, you can’t deny its power when it comes to transforming people. Here are some makeup transformations that also embrace natural beauty, for instance. It doesn’t always have to mean that wearing lots of makeup will make you ugly or unnatural. Sometimes, wearing it is a part of your job. Actors and actresses do it on a daily basis, whether they like it or not. Sometimes, they undergo such transformations that it’s hard not to drop your jaw at their looks. Suddenly, you are in the middle of a movie and you are like: “Oh, wait, is this Charlize Teron for real? No way!” Makeup can do miracles and here are some of the best ones.
Check out these celebrity movie makeup transformations that will probably shock you!
1. Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos from Monster
Just look at how unrecognizable she looks! The hair, the freckles, the brows… This just proves that a nice pair of brows makes a huge difference.
Source: Instagram | @charlizeafrica | The Makeup Gallery
2. Jim Carrey as The Grinch from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
If you were like me, you were probably shocked to find out that Jim Carrey played The Grinch. The amount of prosthetic makeup made him look unrecognizable, and also very physically uncomfortable. Allegedly, he even needed counselling from a Navy SEAL to learn some torture-resistance techniques. Such a passionate actor!
Source: Twitter | @JimCarrey | Jim Carrey Online
3. Steve Carell as John du Pont from Foxcatcher
Steve Carell played John du Pont in this crime sports drama, and it was obvious that makeup did its magic.
Source: Twitter | @JesseCWilkins | Movies
4. Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter
Who could imagine that baby face hiding under all that prosthetic makeup?
5. Rebecca Romijn from X-Men
I keep wondering how many hours passed until she was ready for the role. She is literally blue from head to toe. Life is really hard for an actress!
Source: Instagram | @rebeccaromijn | X-Men Movies Wiki
6. Karen Gillan as Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy
Did you know that Karen actually has luscious red locks? Yeah, she shaved them for her role as Nebula in Guardians Of The Galaxy. I’m starting to cry…
Source: Instagram | @karengillanofficial | Marvel Movies Wiki
7. Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf from The Hours
She looks like a completely different person, but even more importantly, she actually looks like the real Virginia Woolf! Ok, that just creeped me out.
Source: Facebook | Nicole Kidman | The Makeup Gallery
It took three hours for Nicole Kidman to transform from Nicole to Virgina. The makeup artists spent most of their time on the prosthetic nose. They did a good job, though!
8. Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown from It
Pennywise is the reason why so many people have nightmares, but Bill Skarsgård is why some women have dreams! How did they even make his hairline? Stunning!
Source: Instagram | @billskarsgard_ | YouTube | Rosario Marciano
9. Halle Berry as Jocasta Ayrs from Cloud Atlas
Halle Berry plays Jocasta Ayrs, a Jewish woman who fled Germany. Her contacts look a bit weird, but she looks amazing, just like always.
Source: Instagram | @halleberry | The Makeup Gallery.
10. Jay Hernandez as Diablo from Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad should have just hired Rick Genest aka Zombie Boy, as he’s fully tattooed to look like a cadaver.
Source: Instagram | @jayhernandez001 | Instagram | @jayhernandez001
Actually, it would have saved the makeup artists on set so much time.