By Astha Gupta
This incredible makeup artist can transform herself into any celebrity or character – male or female – in the blink of an eye.
Rhylee Passfield takes just a few hours to swap from natural blonde beauty to a whole array of familiar faces using only ordinary drugstore cosmetics.
The 22-year-old, from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has amassed nearly 20,000 Instagram followers for her depictions of everyone from Angelina Jolie to Kylie Jenner and Johnny Depp – on her own face.
Self-taught Rhylee, who was home schooled and has only recently undergone any formal training, has been documenting her amazing make-up and costumes, mostly made using charity shop materials, for the past three years.
The children’s party entertainer said: “I like to pick celebrities who have unique features, such as Angelina Jolie with her big lips and structured jawline, and Lana del Rey with her unique eyes, nose and lips.
“Any features that really stand out to me is what I like!
“Celebrity transformations take me anything from one to four hours to complete.
“People say they want me to come to them in the makeup so it’d be like taking a photo with their favourite celebrity.
“I was home-schooled, but I was a bored teenager so I started using make-up for fun.
“At first, I wore foundation that was way too dark for me or too much eyeliner, then it was various colours of eyeshadow and lipstick.
“I experimented on myself and when I had honed my skills, I’d do it for mum and relatives.
“I even did some weddings for friends and family.”
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume, made in October 2017, was Rhylee’s first trial and cost just $30 AUD but took 10 days to make out of duct tape, a yoga mat and things she had lying around her home.
Recently, she created a Jack Sparrow outfit from charity shop items which cost $20 AUD and took three weeks to come together.
Her other transformations, which include Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Lana del Rey from Mermaid Motel, Avatar, Sweeney Todd, the Mad Hatter and Audrey Hepburn have seen her rack up 18,900 Instagram fans.
Rhylee said: “I take inspiration from a lot of movies and TV characters/actors that I like.
“When I get inspired I can’t think of anything else besides doing that project whether it be make-up or costume making.
“As a kid, I loved watching the Art Attack show – it was an art and craft show – it encouraged me to make things out of everyday household items.
“So for my transformations as well, I chose to recycle or look for things I could create. I don’t like to purchase costumes online.
“Buying from thrift shops or reusing old items challenges my creativity.
“At first I used to only do make-up but that is a two-three hour job while creating costumes and doing full transformations can keep me occupied for weeks.”
“I don’t plan or write down how I’m going to execute my ideas.
“I just walk into a secondary store and see if there is anything I like which resembles the image in my mind.”