Transforming Women – Makeup Only

The core of this story is the remarkable images of everyday women who are transformed by just makeup approaches. These 38 women are bold enough to show the full transformation. It is amazing as their faces actually appear to change shape in some but no photoshop has been done, just clever highlights and shadows.

While none mentioned the time, it does take a bit longer than a quick powder and run!

While the article brings you in with the makeup transformation, it really highlights how much the plastic surgery industry has grown. Wondering if social media, the rise of selfies and personal postings, has contributed to the 471% rise in cosmetic surgery in 16 years.

With all the concerns for creating acceptance in one’s own skin, the drive to own your own beauty, does the media, the messenger, present two competing images? Articles telling people one thing while photoshopped beauty is on the same cover?

These are refreshing images in that when they walk  out the door, this is still how they are seen. While they are clearly not for every day wear, at least not for the day of gardening or cleaning, they do let them glow!

Take a look at all 38 before and after transformations here


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Posted by: Mark Laurie

World-renown photoartist Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography specializes in Female Portraiture: nudes, boudoir, prenatal & fine art. His empowering images of women reveal their heart & soul.