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Makeup artist Luca Luce has created some very realistic 3D images on his own hands. They’re both impressive and super creepy with examples that look like his skin has cracked open or tentacles are bursting from inside his body.

Check out more of his work after the break.

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These images look, at first glance, like paintings of 12 astrological symbols done on canvas. Take a closer look and you’ll see they are actually the painted bodies of 60 different strategically posed models. Astrological Symbols took a year for artist Trina Merry and her team to complete with work happening in New York City and San Francisco.

See more pictures and the video (artistically NSFW) after the break.

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Makeup artist Natasha Morley uses her incredible talent to transform into her favorite characters from comic books and video games. Some of her character makeup is so elaborate that it renders her natural beauty completely unrecognizable.

She’s become Groot, Kerrigan from Starcraft, Ultron, Barbie, Predator, Scorpion, a dragon, and dozens more.

Check out some of her amazing work and a video of her Spider-Man application after the break.

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It’s awesome to watch this Harley Quinn makeup come together. Check out Made U Look’s tutorial after the break with a bonus Poison Ivy version.

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Some Chameleon species are known for their ability to change color and blend in with their surroundings. However, the image above is not a chameleon.

In a startling twist, it’s actually two women wearing cleverly applied body paint.

Indeed, artist Johannes Stötter has made it look like two women are a single chameleon crawling along a branch. It took him four hours to design the piece and another six to apply the paint with the help of an assistant. It’s hard to see their individual bodies at all until they slowly separate and break the illusion.

See more pictures and a video after the break.

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During the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, friends and family pay homage to loved ones that have passed on and help guide their spirit through the afterlife. The festival includes customs of cooking the departed’s favorite foods, building ofrendas, and making decorated sugar skulls in honor of Mictecacihuatl, the Lady Of The Dead.

Inspired by this beautiful tradition, California-based photographer Tim Tadder created a stunning photo series called ‘Las Muertas.’ His subjects adorn intricate makeup from artist Krisztianna and evocative costumes from designer Julia Reeser.

Macabre and mezmorizing, check out more pics from the series after the break.

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YouTuber Madeyewlook is a self-taught makeup artist and body painter, and she’s kind enough to share her knowledge with makeup tutorials like this one.

For her latest video, she shows us how to transform into Deadpool with makeup. The level of detail is truly astounding!

Check out the video after the break…

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Tony Giordano and his wife Stefaney are expecting. They’re big Star Wars fans so, naturally, they got R2-D2 to help keep things running smoothly until the big day.

Artist Nick Wolfe painted her belly and Daniel Deutsch supplied the life-size droid (and the pictures).

Head after the break for two more shots.

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This picture of the Silver Surfer looks like it came out of the pages of a comic book, but it’s actually body paint by Cris Alex. The talented makeup effects artist wanted to re-create the cover of Silver Surfer Vol. 3 #20 by Ron Lim, and she used body paint for the project. I’m going to say she succeeded in her effort. I can’t believe this isn’t a flat illustration. My mind is blown.

Alex used “PPI Skin Illustrator and board and rock created with foam core and acrylic paints” for the effort. She shot the photos with a strong light in order to make the body paint appear flatter and more comic book-y (that’s totally a word).

Be amazed by the entire look after the break.

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These incredible images are the work of New Zealand artist Lara Hawker who has used paint to turn herself into otherworldly creatures. The top image shows her hands, carefully painted, so that when she holds them up to her face she becomes part Tiger. Her other work is downright scary with a a zombie, a monster, and a Titan.

See more pictures after the break.

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