Makeup artist creates a VERY realistic mermaid leg illusion – and while some say her work is ‘amazing’ others say it looks like her leg is ‘rotting’

by ESRA GURKAN FOR MAILONLINE / Friday, 26 May 2017

Mermaids might be mythical but this person’s makeup looks incredibly realistic.
Channing Carlisle, a makeup artist from the US, uses some clever makeup tricks to create shiny fish scales on her leg.
The 23-year-old, who is moving to Los Angeles in August to attend the Cinema Makeup School, posted the picture on her Twitter account and it has since gone viral, with over 51,000 people sharing it and over 195,000 liking the post.

A woman has turned herself into a mermaid using special effect products and popular makeup brands - and her effort has gone viral with hundreds of thousands of people sharing it. Photo: Twitter/ChanningCJudith

Photo: Twitter/ChanningCJudith

The self-taught makeup artist used special effects products and popular makeup brands to achieve the look and it has been receiving a lot of attention on social media.

While some said it’s the ‘most beautiful’ artwork they’d seen, others were more critical of its gruesome element and said mermaids ‘don’t look like that’ because they don’t look like ‘they’re rotting’.
It seems the majority of Twitter users were positive about Channing’s makeup skills, though, with people saying they ‘keep staring’ at it to try and find a flaw in her work.

Channing Carlisle posted the picture to Twitter and it has since gone viral with over 51,000 shares.

Channing Carlisle posted the picture to Twitter and it has since gone viral with over 51,000 shares

The self-taught makeup artist uses special effects products and popular makeup brands to achieve her incredible looks.

The self-taught makeup artist uses special effects products and popular makeup brands to achieve her incredible looks. Photo: Instagram/channingjudith

Photo: Instagram/channingjudith

The 23-year-old, (above) from the US, says she got bored and decided to turn herself into a mermaid. She has become popular on social media for her makeup talents

The 23-year-old, (above) from the US, says she got bored and decided to turn herself into a mermaid. She has become popular on social media for her makeup talents Photo: Instagram/channingjudith

Photo: Instagram/channingjudith

People flocked to Twitter to tell Channing what they thought of her makeup skills – and whilst the majority praised her work, some people felt it wasn’t a true representation of what mermaids look like.

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Channing is moving to Los Angeles in August to attend the Cinema Makeup School and hopes to continue her career as a makeup artist

Photo: Instagram/channingjudith

Photo: Instagram/channingjudith

She regularly updates her Instagram page with pictures of the effects she creates (like above) and has over 4,000 followers

Photo: Instagram/channingjudith

Photo: Instagram/channingjudith

One person said that it makes their ‘skin crawl’ in such a way that they think it’s actually real.
Channing, who posts her work on Instagram, spoke to the Metro about the responses she has received, saying: ‘I was surprised at people’s reaction. I even said on my personal Facebook account when I uploaded it that I didn’t like how it turned out.’
She continued: ‘I’m super into realism and that’s how you really trick the eyes.
‘People have a hard time deciphering it.’

Source: Mail Online
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