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These Side-By-Side Photos Prove the Power Of Makeup Is Real

Makeup can be a great tool to create a new look, a new perspective on life, or give you a huge confidence boost.

When done right, it can transform a person from looking very plain into a shining superstar. There are also times when it becomes a tool to transform someone into a different person.

Let's look at some incredible metamorphosis these people went through with the skillful use of makeup.

1. When You Want Flawless Skin

We all have certain imperfections such as acne or redness we want to get rid of. The perfect makeup application can do that easily.

2. When You Want To Create A Little Drama In Your Life

Sometimes the day-to-day look just won't cut it. Then it's time to go for a little drama.

3. When You're Wearing Makeup But It's Not Wearing You

When used right, makeup can enhance your already beautiful and natural look, just like it did here. Let your beauty shine.

4. It's All In The Eyes

I'm always amazed at those talented makeup artists who can create a stunning and glamorous eye. That's a real skill, people. This is gorgeous.

5. When You Go From Plain To Wow

Sometimes all you need is to just even out your skin tone a little bit, add mascara, and do up those lips.

6. When It's Your Big Day

Every bride wants to look gorgeous on her wedding day, and this beautiful lady is getting her wish. Look at those amazing eyes.

7. It's All In The Contour

Here's a little peek into what goes on behind the scenes when creating a true makeup transformation. All that contouring is masterful.

8. When You Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

Ha, ha, ha, this lady is surely having the best time with this makeup transformation. The end result is magical.

9. When You Channel Your Inner Kim K

Wow, talk about going to a 10 in a short time. I think even Kim K herself would approve of this.

10. Show Off Those Baby Blues

Instagram | @vixxenbeauty

Just when you though your beautiful blue eyes were a stand-out on their own, they get the royal treatment with makeup like this.

11. Smile Like Chrissy Teigen

Is it just me or does this transformation resemble Chrissy Teigen with those high cheekbones and that fabulous smile? Whether planned or not, it's stunning.

12. When You Want To Show Off Your Inner Diva

We all have a little bit of inner diva that's just waiting to come out at the right time. Bingo!

13. When You Want To Stop Traffic

Wow, talk about becoming a different person. It's hard to believe this is the same lady. She was already beautiful but became a real showstopper here.

14. Smooth Out Imperfections

Instagram | @brandondoesmakeup

Makeup can really smooth out skin imperfections and make it look like you've never had acne scarring of any sort.

I love this orange eyeshadow look, too!

15. Sometimes Simple Is Better

Instagram | @looksbykatiness

Even the most simple and minimal makeup application can take your look from zero to one hundred, real quick.

16. When You Want A Bold Yet Subtle Look

Instagram | @mannymua733

It's surprising that by just adding a touch of hot pink, some glam lashes, and a sleek matte wing you can elevate your look so much.

17. From Beach Bum To Blonde Bombshell

Instagram | @brautstyling

It's not always easy to pick a "my lips but better" lipstick color, but this girl nailed it.

It helps bring some definition to her natural facial features!

18. Lashes For Days

Instagram | @lenamotinova

You don't always have to wear a cat wing to bring attention to the eyes. Even just adding a pair of glam ultra-long lashes can do the trick just fine.

19. When You Can Rock Both

Instagram | @jayyroot

This is one heck of a transformation! Not only has she completely gotten rid of her freckles, but she completely reshaped her face by tracing over her eyebrows.

20. When Glam Is The Way To Go

Instagram | @patrickstarrr

Sometimes, you just have to go all out with a drawn out sharp wing, glossy lip, bold lashes, and some glitter.

21. A Red Lip Never Goes Out Of Style

Instagram | @rb_estetica

Let a red lip truly shine by pairing it with a bold, copper eyeshadow. This look reminds me of old Hollywood glamour.

22. Ready For Her Big Day

This bride is actually glowing following her makeover. The makeup artist played up her natural beauty with a golden blush that highlights her cheeks.

23. It Doesn't Take Much For A Dramatic Change

This makeup artist focused on her client's eyebrows and lashes to give her a fresh face. Now, her eyes pop and are complemented by a neutral lipstick color.

24. Keeping Things Natural

Instagram | @iasmys_beauty_makeup

Here's another makeover where a few small changes made a big impact. It just goes to show that the right mascara and lipstick can make all the difference.

25. Soft Makeup Done Right

This look is perfect for an everyday look. An even skin complexion can be achieved with a good BB cream and the right foundation. A little mascara and lipstick complete the look.

26. The Right Way To Do Brows

Someone once told me that your brows frame your whole face, so it's important to style them. This look proves that theory true.

27. Another Amazing Brow Transformation

People with fair skin and light hair might struggle with their eyebrows when it comes to makeup. Be sure to ask a skilled makeup artist which brow powder and pencil will work for you.

28. That Highlighter Is On Fire

This makeup artist was able to transform their client into a literal goddess. Look at her! She is glowing!

29. An Even Skintone For The Win

This makeup artist was able to give their client a beautiful and flawless complexion. The blending of her eyeshadow is on point, too!

30. She Looks Like A Different Person

Looking at these photos, I can't believe they're of the same woman. What an incredible transformation! Kudos to this makeup artist for making magic happen.

These stunning makeup transformations make me wish I had a makeup artist at my disposal every day so I can look different based on my mood and on the occasion.

The power of makeup is real, people, and these photos prove it!

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