People are using makeup to transform themselves into Baby Yoda
- People are using makeup to transform themselves into Baby Yoda from "The Mandalorian," a Disney Plus original series.
- The makeup looks have started to appear on just about every social-media platform, including Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.
- Speaking to Insider, makeup artists said it often takes about two hours to complete the Baby Yoda transformation.
- Photo-editing tools are also commonly used to fully transform makeup artists into the animated character.
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Baby Yoda has taken over the online beauty community.
After "The Mandalorian" was released on Disney Plus in November 2019, people started to share photos of themselves dressed as the show's most-popular character: The Child, also known as Baby Yoda. But, rather than wearing a costume or mask, many of these people used makeup to completely transform themselves.
You can find dozens of Baby Yoda makeup looks on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.
Insider spoke with makeup artist Yasmin Goedhart, who transformed herself into Baby Yoda for Instagram
Speaking to Insider, Goedhart said she was inspired to give herself a Baby Yoda makeover after seeing numerous memes about the character on social media. She eventually saw two other makeup artists transform themselves, and decided to put her own twist on the look.
"Baby Yoda brought a smile to my face, so I just had to do it!" Goedhart told Insider.
Goedhart spent two hours transforming herself into the character. She used Mehron Makeup's 30-color Paradise palette, as well as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2. Photo-editing technology was also used to create a "Star Wars"-like background behind her face.
While the makeup artist's work is stunning, one thing stands out: she seemingly shrunk her face to mirror the character's size. According to Goedhart, her appearance is actually an optical illusion.
"I only used half my face," Goedhart told Insider. "I painted the upper half of my face green, and stopped at the bottom of my nose. The bottom of my nose is actually Baby Yoda's chin!"
She then painted the character's giant eyes over her own closed eyelids, and used eye shadow to draw wrinkles and creases. To hide the non-painted portion of her face, Goedhart wrapped her boyfriend's robe around her head.
Others, like makeup artist Patrycja Hawrylak, chose to share their Baby Yoda transformations on TikTok
Hawrylak told Insider that she hasn't seen "The Mandalorian" yet — it isn't available to stream in Poland, where she lives — but she's still a huge fan of the "Star Wars" universe. And after seeing photos of Baby Yoda online, she spent two hours painting her face to look like the fan-favorite character.
"I used Makeup Revolution Pride body paint, Anastasia Beverly Hills loose powder to set it, and Colourpop's white liquid eyeliner for details," Hawrylak told Insider. "I also wore 22mm contact lenses from Optyk Rozmus to make my eyes much bigger."
The ears were the only part of Hawrylak's makeup look that weren't created by hand. The makeup artist told Insider that she had a harsh cold and fever when transforming herself, and "didn't have enough strength" to construct the pieces. Instead, she decided to draw the ears in a photo-editing app.
To show how she created the rest of her Baby Yoda look, Hawrylak uploaded a video of the process on TikTok. At the time of writing, her minute-long clip has been viewed more than 460,000 times, according to the artist.
Numerous artists have filmed themselves creating "Mandalorian"-inspired looks for YouTube
If the work of Goedhart, Hawrylak, and other makeup artists has inspired you to attempt the Baby Yoda transformation yourself, check out YouTube. Some makeup artists' videos, like this one from beauty YouTuber McDrew, include tutorials so you can try your hand at recreating the look at home.