Lili Reinhart watched YouTube tutorials to learn special effects make-up

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart watched countless YouTube tutorials in order to master special effects make-up.

The Riverdale actress stunned fans in 2014 when she posted several different gory make-up techniques that showcased her unusual talent on social media, and in a new interview, revealed that it took her a long time to perfect.

"I moved across the country when I was 16 and ended up finishing my high school online, so... after I was done with my schoolwork and just trying to fill my time, I started watching YouTube tutorials," Lili told Elite Daily.

The 23-year-old started out watching videos online from experts including Michelle Phan and NikkieTutorials, and eventually ended up in the world of special effects make-up, which sparked her fascination immediately.

"I'd save my money to buy some special effects make-up off of Amazon," she admitted.

Lili has since debuted her talents with her impressive costume make-up at Halloween, and has transformed herself into a skeleton, a zombie with rotting facial wounds, and even managed to make her friend's finger look like it had been severed.

And the Hustlers star offered her fans a live demonstration of her skills on YouTube when she gave her Riverdale co-star Madelaine Petsch a realistically bloody shark bite.

But she insisted that her beauty journey started by simply experimenting at her local drugstore, like other friends her age.

"I remember my first make-up bag full of my first drugstore make-up," Lili shared. "I used one of those dirty, white sponges that everyone always had in their make-up bag and would use to re-apply their foundation over and over again."

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