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Make-up artist turns herself into fantasy characters using £1 face paint and ... - Daily Mail

  • Aspiring make-up artist Belinda Maines posts her creations on social media
  • 21-year-old from Newcastle hopes to work in special effects make-up
  • Has amassed more than 6,000 followers on Instagram thanks to her work

By Ruth Styles for MailOnline

From beautifully detailed lions to terrifying zombies and even an elderly man, it seems there's little that make-up artist Belinda Maines cannot turn herself into.

Indeed, so impressive is the 21-year-old's portfolio, she has amassed more than 6,000 fans on Instagram and has piqued the interest of the team behind BBC show, Doctor Who.

What's more, Miss Maines, who hails from Newcastle, uses nothing more than cheap £1 face paints and discarded eye-shadows to create the looks.

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Intricate: A lion comes to life on Miss Maines' face

Colourful: Miss Maines shows off a floral design

Colourful: Miss Maines shows off a detailed lion look (left) and a pretty floral design (right)

Looking good: Miss Maines' work has proved so popular, she now has more than 6000 followers on Instagram

Looking good: Miss Maines' work has proved so popular, she now has more than 6000 followers on Instagram

'I just started doing this in my bedroom at night,' explains Miss Maines who spends her days doing make-up of the more conventional kind.

'I've had no training, it was just something that I enjoyed doing. It's a fairly cheap hobby. I buy face paints from fancy dress shops and they only work out at £1 each.

'As well as that I use things I find around the house, CDs that I cut up, beads from necklaces, pots of glitter and old eye-shadows.'

The designs, all of which are Miss Maines' own work, take days to plan and up to three hours to complete.

But once she has finished photographing the incredibly intricate looks, she washes them off and is never seen wearing the designs in public.

Nice work: Belinda transforms herself into an elderly man

Spooky: Belinda shows off an otherworldly design

Transformation: Miss Maines as an elderly man (left) and sporting an otherworldly design (right)

Clever: Miss Maines shows off a cunning Super Mario design - one of many posted on Instagram

Clever: Miss Maines shows off a cunning Super Mario design - one of many posted on Instagram

Ghoulish: Miss Maines shows off an intricate zombie design

Stunning: An elaborate alien

Creative: Miss Maines uses £1 face paint, eye shadow and bits and pieces found at home to create the looks

Ghoulish: Miss Maines in a zombie design

Scar lives! Miss Maines as the Lion King villain

Scary: A ghoulish skull design (left) and right, as The Lion King's villainous Scar

'It's a horrible feeling to see all that work go literally down the drain, but once I've taken a picture there is no reason to keep it on,' she explained.

'A few times my neighbours have caught sight of me in the garden trying to get good lighting for a photograph. They stand staring with their mouths open.

'Once a man even got the rest of his family to have a look but I always get positive reactions online though.'

Now Miss Maines' hard work appears to be paying off after the special effects team behind long-running BBC series Doctor Who got in touch.

'They got in touch to say how much they liked my work,' she reveals. 'I would love to do make-up for one of a zombie movie - that would be incredible.'

Illusion: Miss Maines shows off an unusually wide mouth

Mirror image: Belinda creates perfect replicas of her eyes on her cheeks

Transformation: Miss Maines gives herself an unusually wide mouth (left) and an extra pair of eyes (right)

Success: Miss Maines has now been approached by the team at Doctor Who about her special effects make-up

Success: Miss Maines has now been approached by the team at Doctor Who about her special make-up

Brainy: Miss Maines' creates a brain on her forehead

Explosive: A volcanic design

Striking: Miss Maines shows off a brain design (left) and right, one seemingly inspired by an erupting volcano

Good look: A dapper gent takes shape on her forehead

Striking: A fabulous blurred effect look

Blurred lines: A dapper gent takes shape on her forehead (left) and right, an intricate soft focus design



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