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Becoming the 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

Makeup artist He Yuhong, also known as "Yuya", checks herself in the mirror during a photo shoot following her transformation into the "Girl with a Pearl Earring", the 17th century oil painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, at her house in Chongqing, China. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

Makeup artist He Yuhong, also known as "Yuya", checks herself in the mirror during a photo shoot following her transformation into the "Girl with a Pearl Earring", the 17th century oil painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, at her house in...more

Makeup artist He Yuhong, also known as "Yuya", checks herself in the mirror during a photo shoot following her transformation into the "Girl with a Pearl Earring", the 17th century oil painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, at her house in Chongqing, China. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese makeup artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she's turning to famous artworks such as "Girl with a Pearl Earring", an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.

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Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese makeup artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she's turning to famous artworks such as "Girl with a Pearl Earring", an oil...more

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese makeup artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she's turning to famous artworks such as "Girl with a Pearl Earring", an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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He Yuhong poses for a photo without makeup. The 27-year-old has gone viral on Chinese social media for her videos of her makeup transformations, drawing a million followers on popular video and music platform TikTok.

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He Yuhong poses for a photo without makeup. The 27-year-old has gone viral on Chinese social media for her videos of her makeup transformations, drawing a million followers on popular video and music platform TikTok. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

He Yuhong poses for a photo without makeup. The 27-year-old has gone viral on Chinese social media for her videos of her makeup transformations, drawing a million followers on popular video and music platform TikTok. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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"It's more difficult to do this kind of makeup, because it's more like drawing," said He, who is based in the southwestern city of Chongqing.

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"It's more difficult to do this kind of makeup, because it's more like drawing," said He, who is based in the southwestern city of Chongqing. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

"It's more difficult to do this kind of makeup, because it's more like drawing," said He, who is based in the southwestern city of Chongqing. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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"I need to draw other people's faces onto my own, with a lot of details added, and I need to change my facial features."

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"I need to draw other people's faces onto my own, with a lot of details added, and I need to change my facial features." REUTERS/Thomas Suen

"I need to draw other people's faces onto my own, with a lot of details added, and I need to change my facial features." REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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It took her more than six hours to recreate, carefully adding layers of foundation to her face to replicate shadows, and wearing a headscarf to match the one on the canvas.

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It took her more than six hours to recreate, carefully adding layers of foundation to her face to replicate shadows, and wearing a headscarf to match the one on the canvas. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

It took her more than six hours to recreate, carefully adding layers of foundation to her face to replicate shadows, and wearing a headscarf to match the one on the canvas. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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He Yuhong adjusts her headscarf during the transformation. In May, He kicked off her video series, unexpectedly bringing to life Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" in a recreation that captured attention on social media.


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He Yuhong adjusts her headscarf during the transformation. In May, He kicked off her video series, unexpectedly bringing to life Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" in a recreation that captured attention on social media. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

He Yuhong adjusts her headscarf during the transformation. In May, He kicked off her video series, unexpectedly bringing to life Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" in a recreation that captured attention on social media. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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He Yuhong poses for a photo after removing her makeup. Before she became a blogger on the transformative use of makeup, she had her own studio, applying cosmetics in preparation for weddings and advertisement shoots.

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He Yuhong poses for a photo after removing her makeup. Before she became a blogger on the transformative use of makeup, she had her own studio, applying cosmetics in preparation for weddings and advertisement shoots. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

He Yuhong poses for a photo after removing her makeup. Before she became a blogger on the transformative use of makeup, she had her own studio, applying cosmetics in preparation for weddings and advertisement shoots. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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He Yuhong cuts a string from her headscarf during her transformation.

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He Yuhong cuts a string from her headscarf during her transformation. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

He Yuhong cuts a string from her headscarf during her transformation. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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He Yuhong poses during a photo shoot following her transformation.

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He Yuhong poses during a photo shoot following her transformation. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

He Yuhong poses during a photo shoot following her transformation. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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He Yuhong applies makeup during a recording of her transformation.

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He Yuhong applies makeup during a recording of her transformation. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

He Yuhong applies makeup during a recording of her transformation. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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He Yuhong poses for a photo after her transformation into the "Girl with a Pearl Earring".

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He Yuhong poses for a photo after her transformation into the "Girl with a Pearl Earring". REUTERS/Thomas Suen

He Yuhong poses for a photo after her transformation into the "Girl with a Pearl Earring". REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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