Stevie Rosser describes the state of his anxiety as "desperate" before he found a form of therapy through makeup.
The self-taught makeup artist from Barry says transforming himself with his art is his "medicine".
The 32-year-old posts his creations on social media and says the reaction has been "amazing".
"Because I don't believe in myself. I don't see that it's something amazing. To me it's just normal".
Stevie's creations include Toy Story's Woody, The Joker, Kim Kardashian, and ITV Good Morning's very own Phillip Schofield.
Stevie hopes sharing his creations online might one day lead to a career as a makeup artist.