Before and After Makeup – 39 Observations

Women wear makeup. That sentence will continue to be the truth and bears eternity. Some women may not agree or be huge fans of putting them on but it is also unfair to compare women who do wear them and men who keep lying as behaving in the same deceptive manner. It may be true that makeup covers one’s flaws, but it also helps the girls underneath to be comfortable and confident. That aside, makeup has been used to significantly improve looks for generations now, that various sayings about women and makeup have been discussed here and there. The Russians, for instance, have an old tradition in which they are told to bring their brides to the sauna before getting married. There, it is said, they will discover the real women they’re spending the rest of their lives with. Russian make up artist Vadim Andreev has managed to remind us of this tradition’s importance, bringing us to the topic of before and after makeup.

Russian tradition aside, makeup can be considered as a girls’ best friend because mainly it helps them express themselves. The colour of an eyeshadow can enhance or worsen an appearance, depending on its purpose, just as the colour of a lipstick can affect a woman’s final looks. But that is not all, makeup helps them express themselves; meaning they add an adjective to the looks they are donning. The right kind of makeup applied can make a girl look naughty, nice or just plain innocent. Watch for the details in the before and after makeup difference.

While some people excel at editing photos of people using the digital brush of Photoshop, Andreev can ‘edit’ peoples’ faces with mere brush(es) in a makeup artist’s bag. An expert in before and after makeup photo shoots, Andreev works wonders at bringing out a woman’s (and one man’s) inner shine. Following are the perfect examples of Andreev’s works, from his latest before and after makeup collection.

1- The Skin Tone
Use of Skin Tone

The girl in this picture is given an even skin tone using foundational powder and make more obvious cheekbones. Her lips are glossed wet and moist, for that wet-look, and her eyes are brighter and more dazzling. The before and after makeup difference is radiated through her confidence.

2- Applying Right Tone
Control of Skin Tone, the Staring Point

Just see the difference in before and after makeup picture. This lady does not look like she needed much work to begin with. The foundation gave her skin a more even tone, and her lips are painted with matte pink. Her eyes also received light enhancement through the use of eye shadow and mascara. The two pictures show a huge difference in the diva-like smile from the second picture.

3- Warmth in Looks
Good Eyes Add Warmth

In this picture foundation is used to give some warmth to this lady’s skin, light tan finished with a light rosy hue on her cheeks. Again, light touches to her eyes. From what we can see, eyeliner was used to shape her eyes better, and her eyeshadow in blue complements her blue dress, a point well done for this before and after makeup shoot.