Makeup is occasionally a source of controversy, there’s no doubt. But for many, many women across the world, it’s also a source of great pleasure. When applied correctly, it can totally transform a person’s appearance and give them an extra confidence boost.
And some makeovers can serve as a rallying cry. When YouTuber Kimberryberry posted pictures to Tumblr showing herself before and after makeup, she rapidly became the butt of cruel jokes. Two years later, though, she released a YouTube video calling out body-shaming.
19. Vitiligo coverage
Cheri Lindsay has vitiligo, a condition which causes the skin to lose its pigment. In 2014, to raise money for charity, she posted a video of herself using Dermablend to disguise the white patches on her face. The result was incredible.
18. Subtle transformation
The Instagram account “Paint Dat Face” specialises in featuring women whose features have been remodelled by makeup and then posting their pictures. “Subtle Transformation on my naturally gorgeous model,” was the caption written beside this elegant makeover. “Your smokey eyes are LIFE,” read a comment.