There are many talented makeup artists out there who create absolutely stunning transformations every day. But Italian-based makeup artist and portrait painter Lucia Pittalis takes things to an astronomically high level.
She uses her knowledge from studying the classics and art in school — along with incredible talent and technique — to defy age and gender and alter her appearance into iconic film and music icons like Bette Davis, Rocky, and Keith Richards.
It’s more than just putting on a look for Pittalis.
She also captures their essence by studying the characters — watching photos, movies, videos, and saving frames where necessary.
“I think how it can be adapted on my face,” she said. “It is a kind of acting process before. I must be that character. Then I put on background music related to that character to be in the mood and I start to watch myself in the mirror.”
And what she sees looking back at her is nothing short of stunning.
October 21, 2015 was Back to the Future Day — the day when Marty McFly supposedly traveled forward into the future (in Back to the Future II).
To celebrate, Nike decided to make some of the future magic true, but unveiling the real self-lacing shoes that they first introduced in the movie. And, in this amazing video, Fox, who both played McFly and now fights Parkinson’s, gets to put on his shoes.