A make-up artist transforms herself into terrifying characters to prove she’s not just a pretty face.
Jessy Malone, from Dublin, Ireland, wanted to create something other than just smokey eyes and ‘eyebrows on fleek’ – so she decided to try special effects make-up instead.
The 22-year-old, who trained in beauty at college and now works as a make-up artist, enjoys thinking up quirky and unconventional looks in her spare time.
Since starting her experiments two years ago she has created a ‘crazy old woman’ look – complete with no hair and half a face – and a makeover with gruesome teeth coming out of her cheek.
Jessy said: ‘I get a lot of people telling me how weird I am for wanting to create these scary looks but I love it.
‘I think it’s really interesting and I wanted to do something different than the smoky eye and nice eyebrows look.
‘At first I was a bit worried about being judged and hesitated to put them on my Facebook but then I just stopped caring because it’s what I enjoy doing so I don’t care how people react to it.
‘We touched on it in college and I found it really interesting, I knew it was definitely something I’d want to experiment with.
‘It takes a long time for me to make everything that I then put on my face but then it’s only about an hour to two hours.’
Even though Jessy works full time as a make-up artist and works as a freelance on the side, she said her dream is now to do special effects make-up permanently.
She mainly uses latex, grease paints and clay to create her gruesome results and spends ages thinking of funny and scary looks she can replicate.
Jessy lives with her family and said they think she is mad when she walks out of her room made up in bizarre and horrific ways – but she absolutely loves their reactions.
She said a lot of her quirky looks can be extremely hard to put together – taking between an hour and an hour and a half – but she credits watching video tutorials on the internet for her skills.
Jessy said: ‘Everyone does think I’m bonkers for wanting to look horrible and scary but I find it so fun and it’s such a creative thing for me to do in my spare time.
‘I’d never even thought about doing special effects make-up before college I didn’t even know what it was really.
‘Since I learnt about it I’ve just been so amazed by it and a lot of the stuff I’ve done so far I’ve managed to teach myself from watching other people’s tutorials.
‘It’s definitely something I want to pursue as a career, I absolutely love it.’