- Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati has amassed a huge following online thanks to her intricate makeup transformations.
- The Disney fan, who goes by the name Queen of Luna on social media, uses her hijab as an integral part of each look.
- She’s transformed into everyone from Betty Boop to Deadpool to Mulan.
- Take a closer look at her transformations below.
Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati is using her love for comics, Disney, and pop culture to inspire thousands around the world.
The self-described “comic geek” and “Dis-nerd,” who goes by the name Queen of Luna on social media, has amassed a huge following online over the past few years thanks to her intricate makeup transformations.
To date, the self-taught makeup artist has turned herself into everyone from Betty Boop to Deadpool to Alice in Wonderland, using her hijab as an integral part of each look. To mimic Alice’s signature hairstyle, for example, Saraswati donned a pale yellow hijab under a thick black headband. She’s also turned her hijab into buns, pigtails, and so much more.
Saraswati’s Disney-inspired looks are particularly spot-on. The makeup artist has an ongoing series in which she transforms into iconic princesses and heroines like Cinderella and Kim Possible.
For many of these looks, she uses affordable drugstore products. To transform into Kim Possible, for example, the makeup artist used a primer, foundation, eye shadow, highlighter, eyeliner, and blush by NYX Cosmetics. She also used Maybelline’s Volum’ Express Hypercurl mascara.
All of her transformations show an incredible attention to detail. In addition to makeup, she also wears colored contacts, jewelry, and clothing to complete each look.
Saraswati previously told Rojak Daily that she found her passion for makeup transformations when she started experimenting with the art form in 2008. The first character she ever turned herself into was The Joker from “The Dark Knight.”
Speaking to Zahara in 2017, the mother of two said that her platform has given her an “opportunity to educate people.” Although some might “see a hijab and think any number of ludicrous things,” Saraswati explained, she’s “breaking the stereotype that Muslim women are oppressed.”
“I am both a Muslim woman and a geek,” Saraswati told Rojak Daily. “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 limitation. It really doesn’t change anything.”
Saraswati did not immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
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On – 05 Apr, 2018 By Lucy Yang