If your answer to the question, “If you could be anyone in Hollywood, who would you be?” is Emma Watson, today might be your lucky day: Thanks to one seriously creative makeup artist and a whole lot of bronzer, it may actually be possible. (Kind of.)
Makeup artist Paolo Ballesteros seamlessly transformed himself into Emma Watson (a.k.a. Hermione Granger) using only the magic of makeup, Popsugar reports. He mastered everything from her sporadically placed freckles and brushed-up brows, and topped it all off with a very Watson-esque blonde wig worn in an updo, paired with side-swept bangs. Ballesteros’s look is so on-point that if he walked a red carpet in place of IRL Watson, it’s doubtful that anyone would even notice.
This is hardly the first time Ballesteros has had us doing a double take at his Instagram feed. In the past, the Filipino actor and TV host has transformed himself into some other seriously impressive A-Listers, including Gal Gadot, Kim Kardashian, and Gigi Hadid. According to Popsugar, he relies on the artistry of contouring to get the looks of pretty much everyone in Hollywood. Sometimes, he even shares his transformations on YouTube, which means you can (attempt to) duplicate these bananas transformations at home if you’re so inclined.
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In addition to Ballesteros, Watson has had her fair share of lookalikes over the years. Earlier this summer, the Internet tracked down a woman who looked so much like the Harry Potter star we swore she could have fooled Dumbledore. Apparently, there is also an entire Instagram account dedicated to finding people who look like Emma Watson (@emmawatsonlookalikes, obviously), and scrolling through it will have you asking, “Will the real Emma Watson please stand up?”
Even with all of the IRL #twins out there, Ballesteros’s makeup transformation is straight-up mind blowing. Can you say, “Transfiguration Tuesday”?
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Now, watch this model get a major hair haul during Fashion Week: