She is truly a makeup magician—Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati is using her love for comics, Disney and pop culture to inspire thousands of her followers around the world.
The self-proclaimed “Dis-nerd” and “comic geek” who goes by a pen name, Queen of Luna, on social media has garnered a massive following on Instagram over the last few years with her intricate makeup transformations.
To date, this self-taught makeup artist has transformed herself into everyone from Betty Boop to Deadpool to Alice in Wonderland, using her hijab as an integral part of each look.
For example, to mimic Alice’s signature hairstyle, Saraswati donned a pale yellow hijab under a thick black headband. She has also turned her hijab into pigtails, buns and so much more.
Her Disney and pop culture-inspired transformations are particularly spot-on. She has an ongoing series in which she has transformed into iconic princesses and heroines like Cinderella and Kim Possible.
In many of her transformation, she uses drugstore products.
For example, the makeup artist uses a primer, foundation, eye shadow, highlighter, eyeliner, blush and other face paints. And each of her mimic looks shows incredible attention to detail. Besides her makeup, she also wears jewelry, colored contacts, and clothing that complement every character.
Speaking to Rojak Daily, Saraswati revealed that she found her passion for makeup transformations when she first experimented with the art forms.
The self-taught makeup artist said:
“I started getting into makeup transformation in 2008. I remember very well the first character that I decided to try transforming myself into. It was ‘The Joker’ from the movie ‘The Dark Knight.’”
“I was so inspired to do transform myself into ‘The Joker’ after watching the movie. I thought the Joker was cunning, outgoing, and entertaining.”
Speaking to Zahara, the artist said that her social media platform has given her an “opportunity to educate people.”
Although some might “see a hijab and think any number of ludicrous things,” Saraswati explained that she’s “breaking the stereotype that Muslim women are oppressed.”
Saraswati told Rojak Daily:
“I am both a Muslim woman and a geek. It just goes to show that hijab-clad Muslim women can also be artists. I just hope that [people] do not think wearing a hijab is a limitation. It really doesn’t change anything.”
What do you think? Which of these incredible transformations is your favorite? Scroll down below to check them out for yourself.
2. Princess Leia
3. Emily The Corpse Bride
4. Betty Boop
5. Evil Queen
8. Wednesday Addams
10. Harley Quinn
13. Other Mother
15. Bride Of Chucky
18. Ashley Spinelli From Recess
19. Princess Fiona
24. Kim Possible
29. Black Panther
You can also follow Saraswati on Instagram to see more of her transformations.