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Talented makeup artist transforms herself into celebrities and even fools her phone’s facial recognition


Just a few of her incredible looks (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)

A makeup artist has become an internet sensation with her incredible celebrity lookalikes.

Liss Lacao has recreated the faces of Elton John, Dolly Parton, the Queen, Lady Gaga and more.

The talented 29-year-old spends between four to eight hours painting these doppelgänger looks and not only has she fooled her friends but her iPhone’s facial recognition, too.

Liss, from Bromley, said: ‘I know I’ve done a good job when my phone doesn’t recognise my face and let me in.

‘I even fooled my boyfriend into thinking I was Joe Exotic from Tiger King.

‘Now all my friends know to expect it, but it’s still funny to FaceTime them looking like a celebrity.

‘I love doing the transformation. It takes me hours, but the time just flies as I’m having so much fun.’

Lady Gaga (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)
Amy Winehouse (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)
Boris Johnson (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)

Despite working as a makeup artist for the past six years, it’s only been in the last year that Liss started challenging herself to transform into A-listers.

She simply looks at a few photos of the chosen celebrity before painting – and her impressive faces have gained her a following of 25,000 on Instagram.

Liss added: ‘I just started doing it for fun so I was blown away by the reaction.’

Elton John (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)
Maleficent (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)

One of her all-time favourite looks is her David Bowie creation – being such a huge fan herself. 

Now Liss now gets requests from her followers to do certain celebrities – recently she created chef Gordon Ramsay.

Gordon Ramsay (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)
Joe Exotic (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)
Queen Elizabeth II (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)

And it looks like she won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Liss said: ‘I’ve loved doing this and I’ll keep going after lockdown.

‘It’s kept me motivated and I love trying to improve my skills.

‘The goal is to always have my phone not recognise me and lock me out.’

Enjoy some more of her incredible looks below…

Ozzy Osbourne (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)
Dolly Parton (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)
Danny Zuko (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)
The Grinch (Picture: Liss Lacao / SWNS)

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