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
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
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
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.
4- Eye Shadows
This woman’s somewhat pale skin is brought to life perfectly by foundation. Her jawlines are enhanced and higlighted, while cream coloured lipstick adorns her lips. The eyeshadow in this picture is dark and pretty. Andreev used his skills and managed to bring out this woman’s eyes, as seen from the perfect foundational tones in the area around her eyes, a symbolic detail of her before and after makeup.
5- Adding Blushed Cheeks
This girl also looked like little had been done to her. Foundational powder gave her livelier skin tone, with blushed cheeks. Her lipstick also seems lightly applied. Her eyes seem to have received little work, finished with a light eyeshadows. Her eyes are still mesmerizing regardless. Her smile shows how comfortable this new is given to her.
6- Focus on Eyes
The girl in this picture has beautiful skin, so the foundation used seems to complement that. The powder on her cheeks work together with her dark fashioned eyes in bringing the colour out. This girl looks more confident with her lips in a darker shade, while her eyes draw all the focus on them. The difference of before and after makeup is so significant.
7- Strong Jawline
This girl already seems confident and comfortable in the ‘before’ picture. She has a strong jawline and it seems that Andreev worked around that. Her skin seems more evenly toned and properly blushed. Her eyes are given a darker focus to them while her lips received a light pinkish hue, proving her elegance difference before and after makeup.
8- Eyes Under Eyebrows
Many would agree that this girl has pretty eyes, and it seems Andreev is one of them. Foundation is used to give this girl some tan and some shades for her cheekbones. Her lips received a more defining colour while her eyes received the most attention. Eyeliner shapes her eyes with sharper corners and the bright eyeshadow just highlights her eyes, as seen in the blazing difference between the before and after makeup photos.
9- Wildlook Works
This girl also looks comfortable in her usual self. After receiving Andreev’s touches though, she looks even livelier. Foundation is used again for that tanned look, and more defined cheekbones. Her lips look cream-coloured, probably to draw the attention to the upper half of her face, as seen through the bright sidelines of her eyes, making that wild look of hers work better.
10- Focus on Eyes
This woman is given a more even skin tone, while her freckles are concealed with most probably a concealer. The bright pink lipstick paints her lips in pretty matte, while her eyes received brilliant touch up bringing the focus up there. The before and after makeup shots yielded how content she is with her new look.
11- Live with Red Lips
In this picture this woman’s pale and plain look is wiped totally clean, as she is bestowed with some flare. The bright red lips come alive against her now evenly toned skin while mascara and eyeshadow bring out the golden brown colour of her eyes. Makeup is brilliantly applied to this woman to give her a massive confidence boost.
12- Simple to Dashing
This woman looks somewhat dusky, as her skin seems lifeless and pale. After the makeover she seems brighter, in a good way. Her cream coloured lips complement her new skin tone, and completes that blond look of hers. Her eyes received significant improvement, as seen through her eyeshadows and elongated eyelashes, a vital point of her before and after makeup.
13- Matte Lips for Life
This woman has her skin tone improved with a light tan. Her confidence is seen from her pose, with her highlighted cheekbones and firmer matte lips. Her eyes are outlined with black dark line, and her eyelashes brushed softly to make her eyes appear larger.
14- Fair Skin Tone
This girl here has a wide grin, nice freckles and beautiful blue eyes. Her lips are given a richer-coloured hue, to complement her now fair skin tone. Light blushers on her cheeks help highlight her eyes, which are darkened around the ridges. The large pointed ends bring out the blueness of her irises. Most of the pictures here make the women look like celebrities, but this girl just looks amazing.
15- Younger is Better
Being the only man in this collection, Andreev managed to shave off 5-10 years from this man. His skin tone is given a much richer shade, losing his caucasian look. Besides looking younger, he also appear more confident with a pair of more defined cheekbones and chin. The difference in the before and after makeup is so profound and beyond words!