By Charlotte Nisbet
A creative mum has spent five hours transforming her face into a bag of MINI EGGS.
Hannah Chilton, 31, is a self-taught make-up artist who has created an impressive array of looks since starting her face painting hobby last March .
With her most recent inspiration coming from a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs in time for Easter, Hannah spends up to nine hours on each look to ensure it’s identical to the real thing.
The mum-of-one, who is also a carer for her son, Archie, four, says she will often wait for him to go to sleep in order for her to practice all evening.
Hannah turned her face into a bag of Mini Eggs last week [April 11] and couldn’t be happier with the results after previously turning her face into a Creme Egg.
The former chef has been thrilled with the response to her ‘The Illusionist Artist’ Facebook page so far and has already gained thousands of followers across her social media pages.
Hannah, from Andover, Hampshire, said: “Transforming my face into a bag of Mini Eggs was great fun.
“It took five hours to finish and I was thrilled with the results, even though I had eaten a bag of Mini Eggs in the process.
“I’m always looking for new things to interpret into face art and love spending all my spare time creating the looks.
“Last Easter I transformed my face into a Creme Egg and that took nine hours in total but it was worth it.”
Hannah – who only currently creates her unique make-up looks as a hobby – hopes to venture into theatrical art later this year.
She added: “I’m a full time carer for my son, Archie, but when he starts school in September I will have a lot more spare time during the day.
“I currently do all of my make-up on the evening but I do want to think about getting in theatrical work soon too.
“It would be great to start practising on other people’s faces as currently it’s only ever my own.
“It’s crazy that after spending up to nine hours on one make-up look that I will then take some photos and rub it all off .
“I just really enjoy drawing it all on and being precise, I’ll just need to cut down the time I spend on each look when I start it professionally as no one would want to sit still for nine hours”
Hannah has received a great response from people online after setting up her make-up page and says she is often recognised in her local area.
She added: “I am known in my area as being the person who is good at face painting.
“I have a few children’s parties lined up for this year which I’m really excited for.
“Archie is none the wiser about my hobby as when he wakes up I’m back to my normal self again.
“I don’t tend to wear much make-up normally but I’m always looking for my next inspiration when I’m out an about.”
Hannah enjoys creating illusions with make-up with some of her creations making it difficult to know where her facial features should be.
She added: “I have created some make-up looks whereby you can’t see my eyes or nose at all.
“It just looks as though they are a black hole on my face.
“I love creating that shock factor with my make-up.
“Some of them are inspired by Halloween and Disney characters such as Ariel but my designs don’t follow a set pattern.
“Who knows what I will create next.”