This talented make-up artist performs the nightmarish transformations on herself and they can take up to two hours, using a mix of makeup, latex, grease paints and clay. In her day job, 22-year-old professional makeup artist Jessy Malone from Dublin, Ireland focuses on creating dream makeup looks for her clients.
She has proven beyond doubt that she can turn a pretty face into a complete monster. After all, we guess smokey eyes and ‘glowing’ skin can get a little, um, dull when you’re doing it all day, every day.
The Irish special effects make-up artist decided to do something unconventional after training at a beauty college. ‘We touched on it in college and I found it really interesting, I knew it was definitely something I’d want to experiment with,’ she explains.
That was how she ventured into special effects make-up and she’s rocking it. Malone taught herself the skills required for such feats by watching YouTube tutorials. ‘’Since I learnt about it I’ve just been so amazed by it and a lot of the stuff I’ve done so far I’ve managed to teach myself from watching other people’s tutorials.’’
She hopes to pursue it as a full-time career in the future – because she loves people’s terrified reactions.“I get a lot of people telling me how weird I am for wanting to create these scary looks but I love it…I think it’s really interesting and I wanted to do something different than the smokey eye and nice eyebrows look,” explained the artist.
“It takes a long time for me to make everything that I then put on my face but then it’s only about an hour to two hours.”
Jessy has created a lot of horrid faces that will leave you scared out of your wits. Her experiments which started two years ago has produced a ‘crazy old woman’ look- scary with scanty hair and half a face; a makeover with gruesome teeth sticking out of her cheek.
However, the talented Irish lady did not please some people as she has encountered a lot of criticisms. Overwhelmed by her passion, Jessy decided to shun what people have to say about it and go to work.
‘Everyone does think I’m bonkers for wanting to look horrible and scary but I find it so fun and it’s such a creative thing for me to do in my spare time,’ she admits.”At first, I was about worried about being judged and hesitated to put them on my Facebook. But then I just stopped caring because it’s what I enjoy doing so I don’t care how people react to it.”
Jessy lives with her family and said they think she is mad when she walks out of her room made up in bizarre and horrific ways – but she absolutely loves their reactions. The young woman says she spends ages thinking of funny and scary looks she can replicate.