This time-lapse video features the talents of Emily Van Tassel who transforms an ordinary man into an ape in just over three minutes. It’s 194 seconds to be precise and the result is something worthy of Planet of the Apes. It’s all the more amazing for the fact that Emily isn’t even a professional makeup artist.

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If you’d like to channel a little of Disney’s The Little Mermaid in your everyday look, you should race to Walgreens and snatch up the new Ariel line from e.l.f.

The cosmetics company offered makeup inspired by Disney villains last fall, but their latest selection features a much softer palette. They have eye shadow, brushes, lip stain, bronzer, and faux eyelashes. Everything is currently out of stock online, but your local Walgreens could have them on shelves.

Check out more of the collection after the break.

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These Ewok lips are the work of Crystal Effin Overland who happens to be both an incredibly talented special effects make-up artist and a nerd. The faces are done purely with make-up and no Photoshop wizardry. If that Ewok opens his mouth he’s going to look absolutely ferocious!

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Prom season is drawing to a close, but if you’re still looking for inspiration for a dress to wear, we suggest looking to a classic pop culture institution: Disney. Between princesses and villains it’s no surprise that a number of prom gowns have been created with certain Disney characters in mind. We found dresses specifically inspired by Disney that might be the perfect fit for your magical night.

Of course it’s not just the dress you need for prom, but the cosmetics to match. If your dress is already Disney-inspired, then why not continue the pop culture theme with some geeky cosmetics? Have some fun matching your makeup colors to your gown for an extraordinary, stunning look.

After the break discover eight pairings of Disney-inspired dresses with some beautifully geeky cosmetics that will make you the nerdy belle of the ball!

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NBC’s Hannibal has become one of the most popular shows on TV with a dedicated following of fans hungry to get their fill every episode. With the season finale airing last night, fannibals now have to wait a few months before they can find out what happens next. Luckily they can still satisfy their craving for Hannibal thanks to a new line of cosmetics by Aromaleigh titled “This is my Design.”

Aromaleigh decided to try a new approach with this Hannibal-inspired collection by releasing one to three new colors each week the show aired. Their goal was to release 20 shades by the finale but now they plan to continue and surpass that, creating a colelction of about 24 to 30 colors.

The colors released so far include Ripper, Cygnus, and Feast. They’re beautiful shades that mirror the artistic look of the show. For the season finale they released two new shadows titled Phoenix and Bone Arena.

See these colors and a few more selections from the collection after the break!

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There’s applying makeup to add some color and to cover up pimples, and then there’s applying makeup to transform yourself into someone or something else. Elsa Rhae took stage makeup as an elective and has been playing around with application for less than a year. In that time she’s taken face painting to a whole new level. She’s made herself look like a White Walker, Master Chief, and the Joker among others. She’s got some serious talent.

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One thing is apparent from the trailers for Disney’s live-action Maleficent: she’s got style. The sorceress has pale skin, smoky eyes, and deep red lips. MAC Cosmetics is capturing her tastes with a new line of makeup inspired by the film. The offerings include fake eyelashes, red and black nail polishes, earthy eye shadows, sculpting powder, and lipstick and lip gloss in wicked colors. I want one of everything.

The Maleficent line will be available later this month, and you can sign up for a newsletter with MAC to be the first to know when the evil makeup goes on sale.

See more from the collection after the break.

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The science fiction genre has not only provided us with a wealth of rich stories and characters, it’s also given us some choice curse words. Espionage Cosmetics has added a new series to their already awesome offerings: the Curses! Collection. The pots of cosmetic grade glitter are named: ZARK!, FRELL!, FRAK!, and GORRAM! I love the vivid, eye-popping colors and that I’d be able to say I’m wearing the color Gorram.

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Espionage Cosmetics’ Gamer Girl Special Edition ($35).

One of the best things about being a geek is finding fun and fashionable ways to express your passion for a fandom. You can wear bright, colorful leggings or a classy character dress and everyone will know what you’re interested in. If you want a more subtle way to do this though, you have an option: geeky cosmetics.

Recently there have been more eye shadows, lip glosses, nail wraps, and other cosmetics with geeky themes popping up then ever before. Thankfully, a lot of these products aren’t just a stock color with a franchise name slapped on it. Companies are taking the time and putting lots of effort into developing products that represent their inspiration well and resonate with fans.

If you want to know how they do it, we spoke with Geek Chic Cosmetics and Espionage Cosmetics about how they develop their geek-inspired collections. Learn more about the process, find makeup tips, and discover other places you can fulfill your geeky cosmetics needs after the break.

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If you’re a fan of Alice in Wonderland, and especially of the game Alice: Madness Returns, then these looks inspired by the game are going to blow your mind. They’re all done by Madeyewlook who is a self-taught makeup artist and body painter. She’s done everything from Rayman to Rob Zombie to Ursula, but these Alice looks are just incredible. She’s not only come up with these designs, but she’s got video tutorials so you can see how she did it and try to replicate the looks on your own.

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