Student becomes an Instagram sensation thanks to her optical illusion makeup

Rodolfo Vieira
Sep 23, 2018
08:23 A.M.
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A talented teenager named Ruby Mitchell has taken the Instagram community by surprise with her shocking optical illusion makeovers.


Mitchell from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, took her love for makeup above and beyond to created true pieces of art.

Her amazing work is displayed on her Instagram page and her incredible makeovers have earned her over 65,000 followers.

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The 19-year-old makeup artist is very creative and spends up to four hours in front of the mirror trying out a new look to post online.

Mitchell specializes in creating unique looks, including having a barbed wire across her head that can be seen inside her mouth, having her face sliced or peeling the skin off her flesh.



Although she sometimes does something more cute than frightening, she doesn't hide the fact that she prefers shocking and scary looks.

She had always been interested in makeup and got into special effect makeovers through Youtube tutorials.



Initially, Mitchell would work on her arms and legs but as her confidence grew, she moved on to her face. She then went to college to study theatrical and special effects makeup.

There, the teenager perfected her art and began working on more complex designs. She often seeks inspiration from shows such as "American Horror Story" or movies like "It" and "Annabelle."



Mitchell became so good at her craft that she has received several job offers thanks to her popular Instagram page.

The 19-year-old creates two to three looks every week and has already started working on a few creations for Halloween next month.



Mitchell has her family's full support and they are very proud of her but she's not the only makeup artist receiving her relatives' approval.

Andrew Edgerton, a Youtuber who specializes in makeup, saw his father, Glenn, compliment his work.

Glenn showed the world how supportive and understanding he was by telling his son that his makeup was 'freaking awesome,' a statement that melted a lot of hearts online and earned Andrew even more subscribers.

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