Real beauty is quite different than the unrealistic Photoshopped images that are popping up on social media every day. In fact, that’s the main reason why Ukrainian artist, Olga Kamenetskaya, began giving popular dolls a series of amazing makeovers. Oh, but this isn’t about changing a doll’s wardrobe only. Kamenetskaya turns Bratz, Barbies, and Monster High dolls into one-of-a-kind realistic looking works of art. After doing away with the old makeup, the artist gets to work on modifying the shapes of the doll’s face and then repainting it with more lifelike features that does away with the concept of unrealistic perfect symmetry.The doll looks so stunningly real, you might think there’s life in her. It’s both scary but really spectacular, and you’ll probably want one of your own. Olga deliberately added some flaws that may not be noticeable at first glance, but she believes it adds a sense of realism to the dolls, because no one’s perfect.
In fact, she looks eerily similar to actress Gabrielle Union who appeared in comedy films like “She’s All That” and “10 Things I Hate About You.” The Ukrainian artist started doing this as a hobby, but now she’s turned it into a profession and will sell her “re-creations” on Etsy.
Take this creepy creature from the Monster High doll collection. Yes, the original looked pretty cool, but with the makeover, the doll is a hundred times more ethereal. She’s now sporting a more realistic skin hue that’s got a greenish undertone, detailed freckles, and reptilian yellowish-green eyes. She’s definitely a pro at selling fantasy!
This doll not only got a new look, but her makeup looks a little less bold and oh-so natural! She’s also sporting a nose ring, and her hair is full-on pink and covering the side of her face. It’s kind of punk-rockish without going overboard, and pretty darn impressive.
Kamenestkaya had to reshape the original face to give the doll a pointed chin and a different mouth. Her painting skills are so spot on that it kind of feels like we’re looking at a 3D render. This upcycled doll is now sporting some impressively realistic eyebrows and eyelashes.
Her hair has also gotten a major makeover as well. In lieu of dark hair, Kamenestkaya turned the doll blonde, and with the clothes and the other accessories, she looks like some kind of Victorian beauty working in a tavern somewhere.
After the makeover, the doll’s lips became bigger, and much more defined, her skin became a bit more tanned and her eye shadow color is a more natural mauve hue. Her facial expression also changed by a mile. She looks a bit posher, sultrier, almost like she’s ready to take on the world.
She gave this Bratz Doll a cooler biker dude meets caveman look. He’s also gotten a couple of worry lines and wrinkles that have aged him a bit. This helps make the doll look more realistic, especially with the intricate work she’d done with the beard. In a way, he kind of looks like Ragnar from Vikings.
In the photo on the right, the artist managed to create a more intense stare. You can almost feel the doll staring back at you. She even went as far as to give the upcycled doll a gorgeous layer of lip gloss to enhance her lips a bit more. Kamenestkaya did a phenomenal job on this one.
It’s really uncanny to see what a talented artist can do with these boring old dolls we’ve gotten used to seeing in toy stores. Even something as simple as reshaping the tip of the nose gives this doll more life. Everything, from her eyes to her nose, eyebrows, chin, and the shape of her head is pure perfection.