When used correctly, makeup has the power to utterly transform – and that’s certainly the ethos He Yuhong goes by. The 27-year-old artist, who resides in southwest China, has captured the attention of the internet with her amazing makeup creations. And now her Yuya Mika YouTube channel has over 20,000 followers.
If you saw Yuhong in the street, you would think she was a perfectly ordinary woman. If you saw her wearing one of her incredible makeup masks, though, you might just be taken aback. She uses powders, creams and other products to turn herself into famous people, a process which can take as long as six hours.
“It’s more difficult to do this kind of makeup, because it’s more like drawing,” Yuhong told Reuters in 2018. “I need to draw other people’s faces onto my own – with a lot of details added – and I need to change my facial features.” Yet she was highly trained in the art of makeup, having worked at a school which taught it.