Alexys Fleming is not your average beauty blogger.

She is a self-taught make-up artist with a YouTube channel (Madeyewlook) that documents all her incredible transformations – from famous characters like Marvel action heroes to mystical creatures such as zombies and werewolves. And this time she has turned herself into a pretty scary poltergeist clown.

What’s even more remarkable is that the 23-year-old esthetician from Illinois created this stunningly complex look using only a handful of products – three shades of Graftobian Pro Paint, MadeULook Night Owl Eyeliner (from her own beauty range), an NYX Cosmetics eyeshadow and Mehron Paradise Paint in olive shade.

Madeyewlook: Poltergeist clownAlexys at the initial stages of her transformation (Screen grab from Madeyewlook/YouTube)

Then she takes us through the make-up stages by at first making outlines of the clown’s teeth, lips and eyes and filling the rest of her face with white paint. After that she starts adding more drama to her outlines and soon, bolder blood-red lips emerge along with well-defined scary eyes.

And the result is this.

Madeyewlook: Poltergeist clownPretty scary! (Screen grab from Madeyewlook/YouTube)

While Alexys may be a uniquely talented artist, she believes make-up is not about looking pretty.

“Make-up is more than just a perception of beauty, it is used to make people feel confident, or make them into a completely new character,” writes Alexys on herwebsite. “You can be whatever you put your mind to in the world of art, but most importantly, always be yourself.”

Alexys became interested in make-up after realising there was more to it than just looking beautiful.

“Throughout my life, I have always been an artist, and have always drawn,” she says. “It actually wasn’t until I realised that make-up could be used for more than just the basic mascara application that I became interested in it.

“I quickly learned that it was used for movies and also to make monsters. I loved the creative aspect of it. As I grew older, I also began to love that make-up could be used to make people feel beautiful.

“Although many use it to fit into societies’ perception of beauty, there are many people out there who also suffer from scarring, bruising or discolouration that they hide using make-up. Make-up can be used to restore injuries or tragic events that happened.

“It helps heal the mind, as well as make someone feel beautiful (or scary) inside and out.”

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