We’ve demonstrated the power of makeup before, so it’s fair to say that we’re believers in its mystical ability to transform wearers. That said not every makeup experiment will work perfectly–or at all–but we do still enjoy seeing the attempts. While it can be used to help people change their appearance almost entirely, makeup can only stretch reality so far. But just what are the limits?
Well, if you’re Paolo Ballesteros, an actor and comedian popular in the Philippines, not many! Check out his numerous transformations into popular female celebrities using only makeup, wigs, and contact lenses below and see what can be done with some well-placed blush.
Paolo, who has been active in the Filipino entertainment industry for well over a decade, has earned quite a bit of popularity playing gay and cross-dressing roles on TV shows. Despite his success though–or perhaps because of it–he is apparently quite skilled as a makeup artist: Paolo apparently did all of the makeup work in the below photos himself. Which is impressive, since I can barely tell my left from my right in the mirror! Obviously, the actor also uses specialty wigs and contacts from Lynelle House of Hair and Elite Contact Lens, respectively, but no Photoshop!
While Paolo might not have completely succeeded with all of his transformations–some of them are close but not quite there–he’s done an incredible job overall! And now we know who to call when Halloween rolls around. Maybe he can turn me into Mr. Sato and make all my dreams come true!
▼Katy Perry (or Zooey Deschanel?)
▼Meryl Streep (as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada)
"…. that's all. " the devil is in pasig 😁😈 thanks @elitecontactlens and @lynellehair ginupitan ko ulet yung isa ko pang marilyn wig 👍 #makeuptransformation #transformlangnangtransform #thedevilwearsprada #thedevilfromcabanatuan #thedevillikesbutumpakwan #thedevileatsbayabaswithsawsawannaasinatbetchin
▼Jennifer Lawrence (as Katniss in the Hunger Games)
▼Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones)
▼Marian Rivera Gracia
While Paolo certainly has skill with a makeup brush, we also have to say that we can see why he’s had such much success in the entertainment business. He’s a looker with and without the warpaint!