Whoever said makeup wasn’t an art-form will eat their words once they get a look at the masterpieces Romaine-Jade Tulloch creates. The 19-year-old self-taught makeup artist and painter combined her love for both art forms and began using her face as a canvas to showcase some mind-blowing looks.
RJ, whose Instagram handle is @cakefacerj, features makeup looks that feature bold colors on her eyes and lips, but she doesn’t stop there — there are some optical illusions she masterfully crafts to showcase on her social media.
Here we have some of the most impressive photos of RJ’s work that will definitely make you say “Wow!”
She’s been crushing the makeup game since January 2018, beginning with creative eye looks and slowly expanding to more artistic masterpieces that cover her entire face, garnering more than 470,000 Instagram followers along the way.
Lately she’s been focusing on trippy, optical illusion-esque looks that can take anywhere from four to 10 (!) hours to complete. Some incorporate additional props that require her to sketch things out beforehand (like this cool Polaroid camera look, for example), while others feature an array of traditional makeup flawlessly applied without a set plan (like this colourful safari-inspired look).
To date, RJ has accumulated well over 1,000 makeup products, but she does have a few favorites that stand out. “I’m currently obsessed with Juvia’s Place products; the eyeshadows are so pigmented and work really well for my illusions, as I don’t use face paint,” she told POPSUGAR.
She’s also a fan of Sigma Beauty’s brushes and even has her own four-brush set with the brand. Plus, pretty much every look she creates features the aforementioned P.Louise Makeup Academy Base Pro. As for skincare, she relies on mud masks and face scrubs. “My pores are literally crying after a creative look, so it’s really important I keep them as clear as possible,” RJ said, adding that she prefers e.l.f. Cosmetics and Pixi Beauty for all her skincare needs.
If you’d like to keep up with RJ’s wildly cool makeup looks, be sure to hit that “follow” button her on Instagram (@cakefacerj) and TikTok (@cakefacerj). And if you happen to need additional inspiration to do so, you can admire more of her talent ahead.
RJ Tulloch, aka CakeFaceRJ. A makeup artist based in the UK, RJ has recently garnered Pretzel Day levels of excitement over her incredible transformation into Dunder Mifflin’s very own Stanley Hudson — mustache and all. Over the span of seven hours, she used a handful of makeup products (no face paint here!) to make herself look exactly like the crossword puzzle-loving paper salesman. Now that, my friends, is dedication.