Makeup is absolutely mystifying to me. I genuinely don’t understand the levels of creativity and skill that are often on display when people treat faces as canvas.
Such is the case for Instagram artist Goar Avetisyan, whose body of work includes plenty of killer pics of her own, as well as as some pretty stunning before and after of clients.
Many of these clients suffer from skin conditions or other things that might get them classified outside of “conventionally attractive,” and it’s important to Goar to give them and everyone else the opportunity to feel like a glamour model, even if just for fun.
Here are a few examples of her work. (Rough translations of portions of her captions included.)
10. Good day!
“Good day, my dears! I know that you are very fond of before / after photos, because they let you follow the changes in detail.”
9. Who’s that?
“The model did not recognize herself!”
8. Cleaning up
“Another transformation of our cleaning lady Firuza. She is so amazing, if only you knew!”
7. The fight
“Sonya has been fighting cancer for 15 years, since she was a toddler…
She really wanted to meet up and do a transformation and today we did it!”
6. New me
“I think I know what kind of gift you need for the New Year!”
5. My turn
“My model was our beautiful cleaning lady Firuza.”
4. All Greek to me
“My Greek Goddess Karina.”
3. Shining bright
“Dasha has stage four cancer…you have no idea how bright she is, what an angel she is, and how much love, life and fire she has.”
2. The hero
“Aruzhan translated from Kazakh means ‘beautiful soul’ – and that’s definitely true of her.”
1. That new new
“My first model on my master class in New York.”
Incredible stuff, keep up the great work!
If you could go through a transformation, what would you like it to be?
Tell us in the comments.